Here’s one for the woodworker who has everything: a Variable Gang Saw from Veritas. They sent out the release today, which made me pause and doubt the tool’s reality — but I hope it’s not an April Fools prank because I see dovetails in my future with this tool.
Two metal bars connect the handle and the blades — you can move the blades left and right along the bar and also bevel them left and right. Brass knobs at the ends of the bars lock the three blades in place to keep your cuts in line.
Some diagrams at the Veritas site linked below will walk you through the dovetail process in six steps for pins and tails. I wonder how many steps my dovetail router template has?
Sometimes a tool that looks really cool and unique turns out to be just a novelty gadget with performance issues, but typically Lee Valley/Veritas sells high-quality products, so I suspect this’ll work fine. Right now it’s available only from Lee Valley for $220, but I expect it’ll be in other woodworking stores soon.
Gang Saw [Lee Valley/Veritas]