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Handsaws

Handsaws

For fast and efficient sawing you instinctively turn to your handsaw. The key to its performance is the dedicated blade design with a tooth geometry optimised for cutting either along or across the grain.

In the absence of a reinforced back, the blade is somewhat thicker than, for instance, on backsaws, to provide the stiffness required for cutting on the push stroke and prevent the blade from buckling. The thicker blade plus the tooth set results in a relatively wide kerf. The set describes by how much (ususally alternate) teeth protrude either side of the saw blade when looking front-on. The type of saw determines the tooth set for kerfs that may be 20 to 50% wider than the actual blade thickness. This prevents the blade from binding. The cuts left by these handsaws tend to be on the coarse side. Our handsaws, made by THOMAS FLINN in Sheffield, can all be resharpened.

PAX Handsaw Crosscut
PAX Crosscut Handsaw made by Thomas Flinn
Wooden handle for a perfect grip, allows rapid, attacking cuts, easy to sharpen, breasted toothline and taper ground (from 0.95 mm at the toothline to 0.8 mm at blade back) for improved performance.

Blade length Pitch Kerf CodePrice
560 mm (22 inch) 2.5 mm (10 TPI) 1.4 mm
Code 303006CartPrice € 82.00
560 mm (22 inch) 4.2 mm (6 TPI) 1.5 mm
Code 303007CartPrice € 83.00
660 mm (26 inch) 4.2 mm (6 TPI) 1.5 mm
Code 303008CartPrice € 85.00
660 mm (26 inch) 2.5 mm (10 TPI) 1.5 mm
Code 303001CartPrice € 87.50
PAX Handsaw Ripcut
PAX Ripcut Handsaw made by Thomas Flinn
Wooden handle for a perfect grip, allows rapid, attacking cuts, easy to sharpen, breasted toothline and taper ground (from 0.95 mm at the toothline to 0.8 mm at blade back) for improved performance. Ideal for resawing!
Shape of teeth     Label
No. 303033 is a short handsaw with large teeth and a wide set for fast cuts specially in softwood. No. 303035 has small teeth for a finer finish. No. 303010 is a well balanced all-rounder.

Blade length Pitch Kerf CodePrice
510 mm (20 inch) 5.6 mm (4-1/2 TPI) 1.8 mm
Code 303033CartPrice € 78.00
660 mm (26 inch) 3.2 mm (8 TPI) 1.3 mm
Code 303035CartPrice € 88.00
660 mm (26 inch) 4.6 mm (5 1/2 TPI) 1.4 mm
Code 303010CartPrice € 92.00
LYNX Handsaw

LYNX Handsaw made by Thomas Flinn
The Lynx series from Thomas Flinn is much cheaper than the Pax series. The ripcut and crosscut models we offer with blade lengths of just 406 mm are easy to use and with an overall length of 510 mm they will easily slip into most toolboxes. The blade thickness is 0.9 mm. The clear-varnished beech handle may not be a thing of beauty, but it provides a comfortable grip.

Cuts Blade length Pitch Kerf CodePrice
Crosscut 406 mm (16 inch) 2.5 mm (10 TPI)     1.1 - 1.2 mm
Code 303038CartPrice € 37.50
Ripcut 406 mm (16 inch) 3.2 mm (8 TPI)       1.1 - 1.2 mm
Code 303039CartPrice € 37.50
WILLIAM GREAVES Handsaw

WILLIAM GREAVES Handsaw made by Thomas Flinn
William Greaves is the lowest-cost saw series from Thomas Flinn. Many will already know this brand from our William Greaves panel saws, that have proved popular on account of their attractive price-performance ratio. We offer two models each for crosscuts and ripcuts which should cover most applications. The blade thickness is 0.9 mm. The beech handle is stained dark.

Cuts Blade length Pitch Kerf CodePrice
Crosscut 508 mm (20 inch) 2.5 mm (10 TPI)      1.1 - 1.2 mm
Code 303042CartPrice € 32.90
Crosscut 660 mm (26 inch) 3.2 mm (8 TPI)        1.2 - 1.3 mm
Code 303043CartPrice € 42.90
Ripcut 508 mm (20 inch) 5.6 mm (4.5 TPI)     1.3 - 1.4 mm
Code 303044CartPrice € 32.90
Ripcut 660 mm (26 inch) 5.6 mm (4.5 TPI)     1.4 - 1.5 mm
Code 303045CartPrice € 42.90
Through bolts for saw handles
Useful when repairing an old saw or for your own saw project.
Max. thickness of handle 22 mm (7/8 inch)
Min. thickness of handle 19 mm (3/4 inch)
Diameter of screw head 12.7 mm (1/2 inch)
Diameter hole riffler side 6.3 mm (1/4 inch)
Diameter hole plain side 8 mm (5/16 inch)
Code 303024CartPrice € 2.30
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