Dovetail Saw Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Dovetail Saw



Dovetail Saw

We believe that our Back Saws are the finest made anywhere. They are an exact copy of a British saw made in 1830. Owning one is like having a piece of woodworking history in your shop.

Since dovetailing is a ripping operation, where the kerf is running with the grain, our Dovetail Saw has its teeth filed to a rip profile. Solid milled Brass back, finest quality Swedish Steel blade, curly Maple handle and traditional Brass split nut saw bolts.

With 15 points per inch, this Saw strikes an ideal balance between surface finish and speed. Teeth are set at .003" per side for a .026" kerf — narrow for straight cutting.

  • 15 ppi rip.
  • Length, including handle, is 15", with an overall height of 4¼" .
  • Useable blade dimensions are 10" long by 1-5/8" deep x .020" thick.