Ron Bontz Talks About Saws – 360w360 E.243

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we catch up with Ron Bontz of BontzSawWorks.net. Ron talks about how often a hobby woodworker should sharpen their saws (most do it too often), saw plates and woods you should pass on when making handles. Plus, he provides the best answer to my lingering question about TPI and PPI. He also explains why he’s suspended taking new orders (we should all hope to be too busy in our businesses), and when he expects to open up that process again.

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Handsaws: More Than Most Need to Know

BontzSawWorks.net is a one-man company that produces magnificent handsaws. Ron Bontz, the owner, began making saws for himself – he wasn’t happy with handsaws that were available at the time. After a few woodworkers got their hands on his saws,  he found himself in the saw-making business. Ron covers the full scope of handsaws from dovetails saws to tenon saws and everything in between. He also makes and sells awls, mallets and a half-blind, dovetail tool (stop by his website for more information). As you listen to Ron during this podcast, his passion for handsaws shows.

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