The 18''/20''/22''/24''/26” Skelton Panel Saw

  • 22''/24''/26” Traditionally made Panel Saw

  • Encompasses all of the features of the Seaton Chest Panel Saw

  • Blade depth at the heel is 6 5/8” (As original in the Seaton Chest)

  • 0.045” (24''/26'') 0.040'' (18''/20''/22'') Plate thickness

  • Fully taper ground plate

  • Hammer tensioned blade

  • Traditional closed handle pattern in either London or Dolphin bottom in a  choice of high grade timbers size M-L (Other sizes can be custom made)

  • Crosscut (Fine) 10ppi / 9tpi (Coarse) 8ppi / 7tpi (Other tpi available)

  • Cost £540 or £1000 for a pair Postage is £30 per saw in the UK or £70 per saw for overseas destinations

We are very pleased to be able to offer the first handmade, taper ground and fully hammer tensioned panel and hand saws available in England for many decades. When choosing a pattern to add to our range no other could compare to those panel and hand saws that are preserved in the Seaton Chest and the esteemed work of John Kenyon. Anyone wishing to view Benjamin Seaton’s Tool Chest (Undoubtedly one of the finest collections of 18th century cabinetmaker’s tools in the world) can do so by visiting the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, Kent in England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph (Courtesy of Jim Hendricks) 26” Kenyon Panel Saw C1797 found in the Seaton Tool Chest – Made to the highest specifications of the time using the superior ‘Spring Steel’ this saw according to the inventory found in the chest cost 7s 6d

With their elegant overall size, lines and traditional features these straight backed saws are most pleasing to the eye and have a solid feel when in use. Finely adapted for cutting stock and boards down to size these saws will undertake the job both accurately and effortlessly. In keeping with the original Kenyon saws our blades are hand stamped, as opposed to chemically etched and feature a hand formed nib. Although there has been much discussion over why a nib was put on a saw, most thoughts have leant towards this being for cosmetic reasons. My belief however is that it actually served a practical purpose. This being that when you pull the saw back it acts as a gauge of when to then push the saw forwards again. This would eliminate the chances of a saw being withdrawn from its cut fully and of buckling the blade.