Vaughan Pull Stroke Handsaw

I have used Japanese pull saws for more than 20 years. The ease of starting and accuracy of the cut makes them, in my opinion, a superior saw. But they are expensive, and the ones I’ve owned have been prone to rust.

The last saw I had, a Ryoba double edged, costs close to $100 from the Japanese Woodworker. Three years ago I happened across the Vaughan Bearsaw single bladed pull saw in Home Depot. It sells for under $20 and has a pistol grip handle and replaceable blades that I like. I have used the saw extensively for three years, cutting everything from hardwood plywood to PVC pipe, dimension lumber and whatever, whenever I needed a clean cut on a project. The blade is still sharp and has not needed replacing, and it cuts every bit as nicely as the Ryoba.

I have since purchased a Vaughan BS150D double bladed for flush cutting. Both saws have worked well beyond my expactations, especially for the money. I recommend them highly. Definitely a Cool Tool.

– Stephen Young

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DeoxIT Pen

Many of our favorite tools and toys are battery-owened and depend on clean contacts.

Most contact cleaners are solvents that remove dirt and grease. CAIG Laboratories’ DeoxIT does that but also removes oxidation, getting battery terminals, contacts, and connections really clean.

A touch on a headphone jack will remove noise and get both channels working.

I use lots of rechargeable batteries and use DexIT to remove the tarnish that inevitably develops on the contacts.

DeoxIT comes in 2 flavors, the D-Series is a heavy-duty cleaner. DeoxIT Gold is for routine cleaning.

DeoxIT costs more per ounce than 70-year-old whisky but a little goes a long way and you don’t have to buy the whole bottle. I’ve been using the same 6 ml. dispensing pens for over 5 years and still have plenty left.

– Bob Kegel

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