This very high quality jewelers say produced by Knew Concepts features a laser cut sturdy aluminum frame, wood handle and a most impressive "lever cam" release to allow you to quickly open the saw. The tension adjustment works in unison with the lever cam to quickly reset the blade back to its pre-set tension.
Ideal for cutting isolation gaps in rail, this quality tool comes very highly recommended by Fast Tracks.
What more can you expect from a company like Knew Concepts whose motto is "Buy Once, Buy Well!" We couldn't agree more!
A similar version of this saw was recently featured in an article by Jack Burgess of the Yosemite Valley railroad in Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine. The saw we offer is slightly more expensive than the version used in the article as ours include the Lever Cam addition, a feature well worth the added cost!
As Jack Burgess says, "I love good tools, and don't hesitate to invest in them".
Using The Knew Concepts 3" Jewelers Saw
We have found the best way to cut isolation gaps in a turnout is to use a jewelers saw such as the Knew Concepts 3" Saw. Jewelers saws have a removable blade, allowing you to feed the blade in between the ties and re-attaching it to the saw. This gives you fine control over the cutting operation and works great in the smaller scales where a cut-off disk in a rotary tool is too large.
Below are a few videos showing how the Knew Concepts saw works and how the Lever Cam makes opening and closing the saw a snap! There is also a video showing how the gaps are cut in a small scale turnout. This video uses the Zona Jewelers Saw.
Documentation for the Knew Concepts Saw can be be downloaded from here.