Beautiful curved saw frame

It feels quite nimble even though it is heavy, as saws go-- my
ordinary standard frame is 5 1/2 oz; my red aluminum Knew Concepts
is 4 1/4 oz; the black Green Lion (SobaOne) saw is 7 oz. 

Ah, thanks for that feedback, that probably means it’s a no go for


Noel - I was the one who stated the use of the two hooks (or what I
use them for that is). To quote from my previous post:

"The Green Lion saws are very well designed! The handle is made
of a very hard rubber (think smooth tire) and is shaped in such a
way that your hand locks into place and doesn't want to slide
off. The two hooks actually serve a purpose other than style: the
front hook comes into play when it comes time to change blades -
lock down blade in the front with the front lock thumb screw
leaving the bottom one loose, turn the saw upside down and insert
the hook into the V notch in your bench pin, push into the pin to
compress frame and tighten bottom thumb lock screw. Once you get
the process down it's super fast to change blades and the tension
simply does not slip on you like with the traditional (terrible)
german saws. The bottom hook creates an anchor point for your
index finger to aid in achieving the same grip every time you go
to pick up the saw and make a cut, resulting in more consistency
throughout your work flow."

I received a Green Lion saw at Christmas and absolutely love it. It
is beautiful, well designed and works better than any of my other
saws, including myKnew Concept saw. The weight is not a barrier, on
the contrary, it is very well balanced. The hook for your finger is
sheer genius.

Michele Wyckoff Smith

I can’t resist mentioning my most useful saw frame, though it’s only
really beautiful in the context of how much butt it kicks, because
it’s a funky-looking beast. It’s an 8" deep unit made from 1/2"
square Aluminum bar ; a custom job by the man himself, Lee Marshall,
aka The Saw Guy. I use it on my prototype (never manufactured or sold
to the public) power saw he made me at least 10 years ago. I stuck a
ski pole handle on it and retrofitted the clamping mechanisms with
hardened steel threaded holes and 10-32 socket screws. It’s a
workhorse, as is the saw, and it makes all the difference when sawing
out, say, pancake dies for cutting bracelet cuffs !. DS

Thanks for re-sending!

I hold my saw with just the tips of my fingers when I pierce-- that
way I can rotate the saw for the tiny changes of direction (detail) I
like to put in, so I like the round handle on the KC. I dislike the
blade-loading on the KC. I have to release the blade every time I
switch to a new spot, which can be very often, and it’s a PITA. The
GL saw is very fast to put the blade into. I’m not convinced the
hooks are useful, but I give points for style (I love that my KC saw
is red).


Kevin Potter is working on some screw-on weights for the Knew
Concepts saws to “heavy them up” a bit more. We’ll carry them on
the Whaley Studios website when they are ready.


In response to an earlier post, the hook on the end opposite the
handle is really handy for hooking on top of something as you get a
blade set up for tensioning. That way, the saw doesn’t slip or fall.
I find that a very helpful feature.



I would like to see some images if you would be so kind?

Christopher Lund


How can I share files and pictures with the list?

Or… send the files to the attention of and
we will upload them for you…