Kerfing Plane
Saw Bench & Frame Saw
Saw Bench & Frame Saw
Saw Bench & Frame Saw
Saw Bench & Frame Saw












Complete Kerfing Plane/Frame Saw Set with Fasteners: $190
(Delivery: 1-2 weeks)

Sizes.jpgSizes.jpgWho's got that unique blend of imagination, creativity, physical stamina and sheer guts, to work wood soley by hand, and show you how to do it in the ultimate cordless workshop?

Tom Fidgen, that's who, author of bestselling Made by Hand. And I'm proud to call him a friend. For those of you new to working wood by your own sweat and a crisp steel edge should know this man, and what he has written.

Tom's most recent release, The Unplugged Woodshop, showcases a handful of projects that will challenge but not overwhelm you. He also delivers detailed plans to build your own kerfing plane and frame saw, THE solution for unplugged resawing.

Kerfing Plane and Frame Saw Plates:
Kerfing Plane & Frame Saw Plates

And that's where Bad Axe comes in. I had the good fortune to work with Tom on the development of the sawplates for these great tools, and I now offer them for sale on this page. Specs for both plates come directly from the Tom's book.

You'll likely want fasteners for the kerfing plane, and I have them standing by in stainless slotted format. The choices reflected in the ordering menu allow you to buy either the plates by themselves, the kerfing plate with two stainless nut/bolt assemblies, or the entire set of both plates and fasteners.

Nothing like a video and step-by-step procedural explained by the author himself, however. Here are links to Tom's blog, where he'll walk you though the process of making these great tools:

Online Tutorials, by Tom Fidgen

Kerfing plane online tutorial, Part One

Kerfing Plane online tutorial, Part Two

Kerfing Plane online tutorial, Part Three

Frame Saw online tutorial, Part One

Frame Saw online tutorial, Part Two

"The combination of these two tools will change the way you work and think about working wood with hand tools"

--Tom Fidgen, Sep 2013

Now--where did I put those slabs of California Oak I was going to rip into 3/4" tongue and groove flooring . . . .?


All Bad Axe Tool Works Saws Feature the Following:

  • Custom filing available at same price per request
  • Highly-figured 19th-century patterned cherry handles
  • Flush-face slotted or split-nuts sawbolts/nuts in three alloys and four finishes with a 13/16" deep-dish decorative medallion
  • Firearms-quality hot-blued finish on traditionally-folded steel back
  • Optional bright-polished stainless steel back
  • Premium-grade Swedish Spring Steel, RC50-52
  • I personally guarantee that these saws are SHARP out of the box, with appropriate joint, set and rake. Every tooth does its duty. I fully guarantee this saw for one year after purchase.

Learn more about my material choices and rationale.

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