Veneer Saws are small handtools with a single handle and a curved cutting edge that bears many small teeth designed for making clean cuts through wood veneer. These saws can be put to great effect either following a straight-edge or cutting along the grain of the veneer.
There are so many helpful options when it comes to saws for your project. Each tool has a specific purpose and function that separates it from the others. I’ve researched through the internet and put together a quick summary on the Veneer Saw.
What is a veneer saw? The Veneer Saw is a small, handheld saw designed for making clean cuts through wood veneer. The blade has an arch shape and can be rocked along the entire length of the cut. They have a very thin kerf and they have a larger # of teeth per inch some as many at 60 teeth per inch.
Keep reading below to learn more about the veneer saw and what it can be used for.
What Is A Veneer Saw?
Veneer Saws are small handtools with a single handle and a curved cutting edge that bears many small teeth. The curve is an ergonomic design feature, meant to keep the teeth moving across the veneer with the natural arch of your hand. They have a very thin kerf and they have a larger # of teeth per inch some as many at 60 teeth to the inch. Its small teeth are kept sharp and cut through veneer without undue effort.
Veneer is a fantastic product with a plethora of applications in the woodshop. If you’re new to working with veneers and you’re looking around for information on the best ways to work with it, you’ve probably come across two tools. Utility knives and Veneer Saws.
Utility knives are useful tools for many purposes and can, in fact, cut veneer. They are best used for crosscutting veneer, but you won’t always be doing a crosscut.
For a rip cut, cutting with the grain or following a straight-edge, a Veneer Saw is best.
What Is A Veneer Saw Used For?
The veneer saw is used for cutting and shaping pieces of veneer to add to your woodworking project and can also be used to trim the ends of dowels, tenons, and other protrusions flush with a surface.
When cutting a product as delicate as veneer, it is important not to damage the surface. Using a power saw would be too abrasive for the veneer, while a handtool responds instantly to the pressure you apply to it. The many teeth of the Veneer Saw make it a superior cutter to the utility knife also.
How To Use A Veneer Saw
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How Do you Sharpen A Veneer Saw?
You can either remove your blade or just clamp the entire saw secure to hold it in place. Once clamped run a fine file along the teeth of the blade, then file the outside edges to create a bevel shape on the point of each tooth. Make sure to smooth out each side of the blade for the cleanest cut on your veneer.
How to Cut Veneer with Hand Tools
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Remember to always wear your protective equipment when working in the shop.