I am trying to learn dovetails. My first/second/third show slow improvement but I still have a lot of progress left. The most difficult part for me is starting the cut since the saw tends to want to bind or skip when first biting into the wood. Using the chisel + marking knife to cut a small groove helps. Since it is brand new I am fairly sure it is my technique and not the saw being dull.
I got the Veritas Dovetail Saw (14 TPI). I read this was a good saw for the price point, but that the better quality saws would be heavier to help start the cut.
I am wondering if I can simply add some weight to the spine of my Veritas dovetail saw?