This is me with my KC hat on, doing a little research…
I was at a show this weekend, and discovered something interesting:
French marquetry saws (for woodworking) use a blade that is
essentially a jeweler’s saw blade, but instead of being 130mm long,
it’s 160mm. (Nearly an inch longer, so 6 and change, rather than
We’ve been talking to a sawblade manufacturer about having our own
blades made for part of our woodworking line, so I asked them about
making metalworking blades 160mm long. No problem, say they.
My question is this: the silversmith part of me thinks it would be
really cool to have another inch of blade, to get really nice long
strokes. The drawback would that it’d require a custom sawframe, and
the blades would be hard to get, at least initially. I’m not so
concerned about holding them taut: our sawframes are stiff enough to
tear most blades apart, so we can tension them as tight as they’ll
I’m curious to hear what everybody else thinks about the idea of
longer jeweler’s saw blades.