What handsaw to buy for fine woodworking

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What handsaw to buy for fine woodworking

Postby AndyFerris » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:50 pm

I am keen to have a go at making some things with hand tools only and was wondering about buying a new saw.
Lots of articles I have read talk about hand or panel saws being old, or restored, and needing sharpening from time to time, and I see pictures of lovely old pieces of equipment.

Most joiners will just go to B&Q or Screwfix and buy a new saw for £5.99 then throw it when the job is done.

Is this because modern manufacturing makes perfectly good disposable saws and that is where I should look, or is it still best to buy something prettier and longer lasting that needs care and maintenance.

I understand the difference between cross-cut and rip saws and I am happy to buy modern tools if they are good enough.


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Re: What handsaw to buy for fine woodworking

Postby _lotusbleu » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:40 pm

I think going for a mid-range tenon saw is worth while - there are good modern ones available for around £30-£50.

I also often use japanese saws for when I'm looking for something extra fine.

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