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    Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    Got a project planned that will require cutting off 100 plus tenons after glue-up. I'm looking for a flushcut saw that will minimize the marring of the adjacent wood. I have a Japanese pull-cut saw that will do the job, but it still leaves some marks which require sanding.
    I'm looking for a good saw with teeth set to the "up" side of the blade or at least even and not creating a kerf on the down side. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    For a hundred of these I'd use a router. You can make a face plate of 1/2 the diameter of the router plus the bit width to get into tight places, then follow up with a paring chisel , scraper or sandpaper. If using a flush cut saw you'll still have to finish it off the same way. A piece of uhmw tape on the saw will help keep the kerf off the project.

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    Look at these ...
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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    Have you tried to stone the set off the saw you have? HF has a cheap flush cut saw that cuts well.... especially after I knocked the set down a smidge.

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

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    +1 I have the leevalley one

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

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    Yes, those work great

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    use your saw and a sample pc of formica as a shim. formica on wood saw on mica and let er rip

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    I 2nd the HF saw and stone the sides like Chris suggested.

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

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    I 2nd the HF saw and stone the sides like Chris suggested.
    It is a surprisingly nice saw for $8.99, one of the "Harbor Freight Gems" IMO. I find that after taking a stone to it and with a little care I get no marks. OTOH, a router might be quicker.

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    +1 to the Lee Valley saws. I don't have the ones that Joe and others recommend but a slightly different set with replaceable blades.

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...=1,42884,50663

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyR View Post
    For a hundred of these I'd use a router. You can make a face plate of 1/2 the diameter of the router plus the bit width to get into tight places, then follow up with a paring chisel , scraper or sandpaper. If using a flush cut saw you'll still have to finish it off the same way. A piece of uhmw tape on the saw will help keep the kerf off the project.
    The only way I would do it!!!

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    Klingspor sells the Veritas that Joe cited. It is exactly what you describe.

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    Ive heard of the formica trick, but never used it. I will use it in the future, though.

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    Re: Looking for a Real flushcut saw...

    I use a playing card under my pull saw, then pare down with either a very sharp chisel or plane, finish with a couple swipes of sandpaper.
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