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Veritas Tenon Saw Review By: I.Ball

Category: New Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: Veritas Tools Inc.

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

Model No: Tenon

This Veritas Tenon Saw review covers both the Veritas Tenon Rip Saw and the Veritas Tenon Crosscut Saw hand tools made by Veritas Tools of Canada.

The Veritas Tenon Saw is another saw in the Veritas saw range which continues the style of the Veritas saws to offer another stylish Veritas tool.

Veritas Tools have taken a look at traditional brass-back and steel-back tenon saws, they have looked at alternative modern materials and technologies and encompassed them with their usual focus on function, style and brand identity.

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The Veritas Tenon Saw is available in one size, a 16 inch long blade which is made from high-carbon steel.

The Veritas Tenon Saw is available in two different tooth types:

- Crosscut
- Rip

The Veritas Rip Tenon Saw has 9tpi (teeth per inch) with a 14 degree rake angle.

The Veritas Crosscut Tenon Saw has 12tpi (teeth per inch) with a 15 degree rake angle and 15 degree alternative tooth bevels; crosscut teeth are given bevels to create a sharp point for severing the wood fibers.

The saws have an effective cutting depth of 102mm (4").

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The blade has been given a distinctive shaped front nose.

The blade is fitted to a hardwood handle. I believe pre-2020 it was Bubinga and then from what I can see it was changed to a wood which Veritas simply advertise as hardwood.

The handle is secured to the blade with the use of single brass nut which sits on the underside of the bottom of the handle.

This nut secures a bolt which runs through the handle meaning the handle can be replaced by undoing the nut and removing the bolt although I am not sure how accessible a replacement handle is worldwide, you would need to check with retailers in your country.

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If making your own handle, Veritas Tools say:

'Make your handle such that the large boss on the spine bottoms out in the cavity in the top of the handle. The only critical curve is the one that surrounds the top and bottom cavities, as this must match the mating curve on the spine.'

The handle is designed so the forces aren't passed through the bolt but are passed effectively through the saw handle and spine.

The spine and parts of the handle are moulded with a black coloured polymer spine which is filled with glass and stainless steel to give the blade strength and tension.

The spine has an additional two brass studs securing the spine to the blade.

Note: the teeth on these saws can have small initial burrs which will disappear as the saw is used.

Usually supplied in a cardboard 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.

- Failure to loosen parts when making adjustments can result in damage to the tool. Never force a part to move.

- Overtightening parts can cause damage to the tool.


Saw Construction

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Handle: Hardwood

Number Of Buttons: N/A

Type Of Buttons: N/A

Blade Markings:

Blade Length: 406mm (16")

Cut Depth: 102mm (4")

Blade Thickness: 0.61mm (0.024")

Rip Saw TPI (Teeth Per Inch): 9

Rip Saw Rake: 14 degrees

Crosscut Saw TPI (Teeth Per Inch): 12

Crosscut Saw Rake: 15 degrees

Weight: 0.68kg (1 1/2lb)


Manufactured Dates

2014 - Today


History / Updates

2014 - 2018 - The tenon saw handle was made from Bubinga.

2018-Today - The tenon saw handle was made from what was simply advertised as 'hardwood'.


- Veritas Tools Inc.


(i) Please always refer to and follow the manufacturer's instructions / guidelines / safety notices / cautions and similar notices as the manufacturer's instructions may contain important information on safety, personal safety and the good health of your tool, something to which this review's scope does not guarantee to extend to.
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(iii) The details here are given in good faith, there is scope for error and shouldn't be fully relied upon, please be aware the details may also become out of date due to manufacturer changes to the product, please confirm any details for yourself by performing additional research from reliable sources.

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