Lie-Nielsen Crosscut Panel Saw

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Expert Review

While expensive, this saw is probably one of the finest made tools on the market. Lie-Nelson is an American company, but was founded to compete with England's old world craftsmanship. This saw is a perfect example of their work, in every detail. As a "panel saw" it's shorter than some at only 20", but still gives a good stroke for getting the job done. For American made saws this is probably the highest quality you can find.

Lie-Nielsen uses A2 tool steel for the blade, rather than the typical O1 tool steel that is often used for cutting tools. A2 sharpens well with a water stone, rather than having to use an oil stone. It has been cryogenically treated and double tempered to make it as strong and durable as possible. There are 12 teeth per inch, although an 8 tooth version is also available. The blade's thickness tapers from 0.032" to 0.026" and the teeth are set at 0.005". That alone tells you a lot about the painstaking effort that goes into making these tools.Rating: 5/5

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