Pax Dovetail Saw - No. 1776

pax dovetail saw 1776
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Pax 1776 Dovetail Saw Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Thomas Flinn & Co.

Tool Type: Dovetail Saw

Model No: 1776


The Pax 1776 dovetail saw review covers the Pax saw made by Thomas Flinn & Co of Sheffield, England.

The Pax dovetail saw number 1776 is advertised by Thomas Flinn as their 'finest saw' and their 'flagship saw'.

The Pax 1776 saw was designed to commemorate the 200 year history of the Pax saw range as well as marking a new era of quality Pax saws.

The 1776 saw is made in three different blade sizes:

     - 8 inch
     - 10 inch
     - 12 inch

pax dovetail saw 1776

The 8 inch and 10 inch saw blades have a blade height of 51mm (2 inch), with the 12 inch version having a slightly deeper 64mm (2 1/2 inch) blade height.

The saws are made with a choice of two teeth type:

     - Rip
     - Crosscut

The rip teeth are specialised for cutting with the grain and the crosscut teeth are specialised for cutting across the grain.

These saws have 20 tpi (teeth per inch), with hand sharpened teeth which can be resharpened again and again for a long life.

The saw blades have a nice weighted brass back spine which offers extra control, tension and purchase while offering an added attractive appearance.

pax dovetail saw 1776

The brass backed spine is inscribed with 'Pax 1776, Sheffield, England' as a mark of quality and in traditional keeping with old well-made dovetail saws.

The Pax 1776 dovetail saw is fitted with a beautiful open handle, shaped handle made from the finest Maple and finished in Danish oil.

The handle has a detailed decorative shape which is inline with old dovetail saws.

Also in keeping with old dovetail saws is the use of two brass split-nuts to secure the handle and the blade together.

The split-nuts sit flush with the saw handle. Should it be needed at any point, split-nuts require a special split-nut screwdriver to make adjustments to them (or the very careful use of two small flat-head screwdrivers at the same time).

This saw has taken the best elements of quality old traditional dovetail saws to produce a new treasure and it is a pleasure to see. This saw will surely last for many generations to come and will always be looked back upon with high regard from the day it is first put to use.

The 1776 saw is presented in a good quality blue Pax presentation box.

Cautions / Notes

* Important: please refer to the 'disclaimer' at the foot of this review.
* Wearing safety clothing and eye protection is usually a good idea to help protect against injury.

- This tool has sharp parts, take suitable precautions when using/handling/storing the tool to prevent injury.

Saw Construction

pax dovetail saw

Handle: Maple with a Danish Oil finish

Number Of Buttons: 2

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split-nut

Brass Back Markings:
'Pax 1776, Sheffield, England'

Manufactured Dates

2004 - Today


- Thomas Flinn & Co.


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