Whether you want a new premium quality saw but can’t scrape together the coin for it at the moment, or if you want to try your hand at building your own saw, the saw parts & kits from Wenzloff & Sons are a great deal. Now just to clear things up before anyone asks, I bought this kit with my own money and paid full price for it. I was not asked to do a review of it or a podcast on building it.
I actually had never originally intended to do a podcast on it. However, after receiving my kit, it struck me that something like this would be a fantastic way for a budding tool maker to get their feet wet. It’s also a great option for someone with a limited budget to get themselves a premium quality saw, for about half the price of a finished saw. The best part is, the options are almost unlimited. You can get anything from just a blank piece of steel that resembles a saw plate, all the way up to a fully sharpened and set plate with a bandsawn and drilled handle blank that only requires final shaping and assembly to be ready to use.
One other thing. If you’ve been looking for a good saw to practice your saw sharpening on, this is it. The folks at Wenzloff & Sons can send you a plate that has the teeth punched in, but not set or sharpened. This makes the process of learning to sharpen your own saws really easy, because you don’t have to worry about reshaping badly damaged teeth on an old beater saw. The teeth are already perfectly spaced and shaped when you get the saw plate. All you have to do is set the teeth and do the final sharpening, and that really is the easy part.
I think the folks over at Wenzloff & Sons have a real winning offering in these kits. If you’ve ever wanted a premium quality hand saw but just couldn’t scrape together or justify the cost to yourself, check these kits out. I think they’re a fantastic value for a fantastic saw, and I think you’ll be just as impressed as I was.