About Us

Founded in 2009 by Mark Harrell while in pursuit of a better cutting saw, Bad Axe Tool Works takes pride in offering a wide variety of high-quality saws that are designed to meet the needs of both professional woodworkers and enthusiasts alike. 

Our fully tapered hand saws are expertly sharpened and set for smooth, efficient cutting, while our backsaw features a hardened split back that allow for precise control and accuracy with the ability to retension. Our tenon saws and dovetail saws are ideal for joinery work, offering clean, precise cuts that ensure a tight fit every time.

Now, we could go on and on about the details, but at the end of the day what makes Bad Axe different is that you have choice in design where form and function converge: choice in plate gauge, wood species, pitch, finish, and fastener design. This kind of choice enables you to customize the saw in accordance with your individual taste and and cutting requirements. 

No matter how your saw looks, it's the construction and sharpness that is the true tell of quality in a saw. And, here at Bad Axe, our goal is that saws we build for you find a home in your great-grandchildren's workshops.

Want to meet the sawmaker's? Click HERE to read more about our crew.