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Gent’s Saws - A cut above the rest

Gent’s Saws - A cut above the rest

Thomas Flinn, a manufacturer in Sheffield, produces what are probably the finest of all traditional saws made to the European design. "A cut above the rest" is the firm's motto, and with it they put on the market solid-brass-backed saws, most painstakingly manufactured. Their "Pax" range of Gent's saws, which takes its name from a trademark launched in 1776 and revived by Thomas Flinn, is here presented. These saws are not only an absolute must for anyone who wants to have a first class cut, they are a joy to behold. They have been aligned and offset with great care, for a cut that runs true and smooth. These saws can be sharpened with a sawfile.

The "William Greaves" range, also made by Thomas Flinn, has larger teeth. This makes sharpening more easy.

Veritas gent's saw, available since November 2011, come in a modern look. They share the same advanced materials as the Veritas dovetail and carcass saws.

If you are looking for a gent's saw with much finer cut than offered here, go to our Japanese Gent's Saw Page.

WILLIAM GREAVES Gent’s Saw with beech handle. The size of the teeth is ideal for people who like to sharpen their own saws or want to learn how to sharpen a saw.

Note: Depending on availability, these saws come with either a light or dark beech handle.

Depth of cut 42 mm (1-5/8 inch)
Blade thickness 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Kerf 0.7 mm (0.028 inch)
Pitch 15 TPI (1.7 mm)

WILLIAM GREAVES Gent’s Saw with Blade 100 mm
Code 303026CartPrice € 9.90

WILLIAM GREAVES Gent’s Saw with Blade 150 mm
Code 303027CartPrice € 10.90

WILLIAM GREAVES Gent’s Saw with Blade 200 mm
Code 303028CartPrice € 14.90

WILLIAM GREAVES Gent’s Saw with Blade 250 mm
Code 303029CartPrice € 15.90
PAX Gent’s Saw The saw for all very fine tasks.

PAX Gent’s Saw Blade Length 200 mm (8 inch)
Depth of cut 42 mm (1-5/8 inch)
Blade thickness 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Kerf 0.7 mm (0.028 inch)
Pitch 21 TPI (1.2 mm)
Walnut handle
Code 303009CartPrice € 19.90

PAX Gent’s Saw Blade Length 250 mm (10 inch)
Depth of cut 42 mm (1-5/8 inch)
Blade thickness 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Kerf 0.7 mm (0.028 inch)
Pitch 21 TPI (1.2 mm)
Walnut handle
Code 303011CartPrice € 21.90
PAX Gent’s Saw with reversible Handle Blade angled to achieve cuts in contact with the surface.
Note: In opposite to German made reversible Gent’s saws the English Gent’s saws have the saw set only on one side - for clean cuts in even difficult corners. For only cutting a board you need a fence to saw a straight line with this saw. Better: in this case use the straight Gent’s saw.
The small reversible saw is without saw set!

PAX Large Gent’s Saw with reversible Handle
Saw set on one side only!
Blade length 256 mm
Depth of cut 25 mm (1 inch)
Blade thickness 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Kerf 0.7 mm (0.028 inch)
Pitch 1.7 mm (15 TPI)
Walnut handle
Code 303016CartPrice € 24.00

PAX Small Gent’s Saw with reversible Handle
Without saw set!
Blade length 100 mm
Depth of cut 20 mm (3/4 inch)
Blade thickness 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Kerf 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Pitch 1.2 mm (21 TPI)
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 303017CartPrice € 19.90
PAX Mini Gent’s Saw PAX Long Mini Gent’s Saw
Rosewood handle
Blade length 200 mm
Depth of cut 26 mm (1 inch)
Blade thickness 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Kerf 0.7 mm (0.028 inch)
Pitch 1.2 mm (21 TPI)
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 303015CartPrice € 19.90

PAX Short Mini Gent’s Saw
Walnut handle
Blade length 100 mm
Depth of cut 26 mm (1 inch)
Blade thickness 0.5 mm (0.02 inch)
Kerf 0.7 mm (0.028 inch)
Pitch 1 mm (25 TPI)
Code 303013CartPrice € 15.90
VERITAS Gent’s Saws Sharing the same advanced materials as the Veritas dovetail and carcass saws, the gent's saws have a 7-7/8 inch (200 mm) long high-carbon steel blade that is just 0.015 inch (0.4 mm) thick with 0.003 inch (0.08 mm) of teeth set per side. The 20 tpi (1.3 mm teeth ratio) rip saw has teeth with a 14° rake angle and a 60° included angle.

The teeth on the 22 tpi (1.15 mm teeth ratio) crosscut saw have a rake angle of 15°, an included angle of 60° and have been filed with alternating 15° bevel angles so that they sever rather than tear wood fibers.

Both saws have a cut depth of 1-5/8 inch (41 mm). For strength and rigidity, the glass and stainless steel-filled polymer spine is molded over the blade and handle stud. The 4-1/4 inch (108 mm) long bubinga handle is secured with a brass nut.
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VERITAS Gent’s Saw Ripcut
Blade length 200 mm
Depth of cut 41 mm (1-5/8 inch)
Blade thickness 0.4 mm (0.016 inch)
Kerf 0.56 mm (0.022 inch)
Pitch 1.3 mm (20 TPI)
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307886CartPrice € 47.00

VERITAS Gent’s Saw Crosscut
Blade length 200 mm
Depth of cut 41 mm (1-5/8 inch)
Blade thickness 0.4 mm (0.016 inch)
Kerf 0.56 mm (0.022 inch)
Pitch 1.15 mm (22 TPI)
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307887CartPrice € 47.00
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