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Model #17-205

12 in. Compass Saw with Plastic Handle

  • Triple-ground saw teeth are treated with heat for tough cutting
  • Heavy-duty screws securely attach the blade to the handle
  • Handle features a comfortable grip for easy handling
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This saw is built with triple ground teeth. The blade is secured to the handle with heavy duty screws. The handle provides the user with a comfortable grip during sawing tasks.
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  • Heat-treated, triple-ground teeth for excellent cutting performance
  • Heavy-duty screws for secure blade-to-handle assembly
  • Solid, 1-piece bi-material handle delivers durability and comfort
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
17.8 in
Assembled Height (in.)
1.2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
4.5 in
Blade Length (in.)
12 in
Handle Length (in.)
5

Details

Folding Handle
No
Hand Tool Type
Hand Saw
Handle Material
Plastic
Product Weight (lb.)
0.347
Returnable
180-Day
Teeth Per Inch
11
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Questions & Answers

9Questions11Answers

can the blades be reversed so the teeth point in the other direction?

Asked by freesteamin November 7, 2020
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Answer

Hello Freesteamin, It includes heavy-duty screws for a secure blade to handle assembly. There is no specification that the blade can be used with teeth facing the other direction. For that reason we cannot recommend

How does this saw work with MDF/particle board?

Asked by Brian December 4, 2018
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Can this saw be used to cut a vinyl downspout? Both to trim for length and to cut a hole in it?

Asked by Lee October 10, 2018
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Answer

This saw is probably too coarse to do a good job on cutting a vinyl downspout, especially the hole. I would suggest a finer pitch saw for cutting to length, and a hole saw with a piece of wood for backing for cutting the hole (assuming it is round). A fine pitch blade in a jig saw should also do the job.

Would this saw be able to cut out a hole through a 2x4 board with drilled guide holes?

Asked by Jessa July 5, 2018
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Answer

No, we do not recommend our FatMax 12 in. Compass Saw for this application.

Can this compass saw be used to cut a tree branch? (It's in a tight space and my bow saw won't fit.)

Asked by CuttingBranchByBranch March 18, 2018
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Answers

I believe the saw would work well cutting a tree branch as long as the branch is not too big to be cut safely.

Can this be used to cut a hole in the center of a basic clipboard?

Asked by MJR May 27, 2017
1
Answer

Yes, this can be used to cut a hole in a pressboard clipboard.

Can I have this saw to cut metal screws? Thanks.

Asked by diytrainee December 22, 2016
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I do not think this saw would do a good job cutting any metal. You would be better off getting a hacksaw or oscillating saw with a metal cutting blade. Depending on the size of the screws, a Dremel or larger cut-off grinder might be appropriate.

Seriously - compass saw is not sold in stores

Asked by DellAnderson April 28, 2016
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Dell. We carry 30,000 to 40,000 different products in our Home Depot stores and over 1 million online. Unfortunately we don't have the space to carry all the items we offer in our stores. We do carry a similar saw in store you can view here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-10-in-Fine-Finish-Mini-Utility-Saw-20-221/100654910 We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.

Where can I get relacement blades for the Stanley FATMAX 12in. compass saw?

Asked by liloldlady April 14, 2015
1
Answer

There are no replacement blades available for this saw.

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It wasn’t capable of cutting soft wood. Dull on...
It wasn’t capable of cutting soft wood. Dull on arrival.
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Good saw.
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Well made device
The saw is well made. Has hardened teeth for long lasting use.
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Just the tool I needed
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The FatMax compass saw was just the tool I needed to cut notches in a kitchen island cabinet just under the granite countertop for retro fitting with steel supports. The prior homeowner had installed the granite countertop on the kitchen island with a 14 inch unsupported overhang which was an accident waiting to happen. After protecting the cabinet veneer with blue tape and marking the slot dimensions, I was able to drill a 5/16 inch pilot hole. The tip of the FatMax compass saw was able to fit into the pilot hole and I was able to carefully saw out a slot to accept the steel bracing. I wore gloves so that I support the blade with a slight curve to allow for sawing the slots with square bottoms. A little sandpaper wrapped around a paint stir stick allowed the slots to be cleaned up and the brackets slid into place and bolted to new reinforcing wood members under the cabinet. I was at my wits end as to how to cut the slots until I discovered this saw since no power tools could fit into the tight space. The blade has very sharp teeth, a good length and good taper to give it good versatility and the ability to fit into tight spots..
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