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The Kerf-Starter looks like a knife but works like a scraper. It removes a shaving, leaving a kerf that captures your saw. Use it for laying out dovetails and other joinery. Like all scrapers, the Kerf-Starters need to be burnished occasionally for best results. You will find that a flat burnisher works best for this. You can use any hard and flat surface as a burnisher, like the back of a chisel for example, but you may want to consider adding one of our file-burnishers to your order as it was designed for Kerf-Starter maintenance.


Thin (.020) Kerf-Starter
Medium (.025) Kerf-Starter
Kerf-Starter Set