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Hand Saws. Cross Cut Hand Saw. Use for woodcutting across the wood grain Usually 24 inches to 26 inches long with 8 to 11 TPI Doesn't cut as aggressively as rip saws but leaves a much smoother edge. Rip Hand Saw. Use for woodcutting with the wood grain

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Hand saws

Hand Saws


Cross cut hand saw

Cross Cut Hand Saw

  • Use for woodcutting across the wood grain

  • Usually 24 inches to 26 inches long with 8 to 11 TPI

  • Doesn't cut as aggressively as rip saws but leaves a much smoother edge


Rip hand saw

Rip Hand Saw

  • Use for woodcutting with the wood grain

  • Usually 24 inches to 26 inches long with 4 to 7 teeth per inch (TPI)

  • Cut very aggressively and leave slightly rough edge


Sway back saw can be a crosscut or ripsaw

Sway-back Saw(can be a crosscut or ripsaw)

The Sway allows you to put a slight curve in the cut


Straight back saw can be a crosscut or ripsaw

Straight-back Saw(can be a crosscut or ripsaw)


Coping saw

Coping Saw

  • Use for fine woodcutting, coping moulding joints

  • Has deep steel tension frames and very thin blades to make intricate cuts at extreme angles


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Coping Saw


Back saw

Back Saw

  • Use for fine woodcutting, moulding and trim

  • Has a rigid piece along the back to prevent the saw from kinking during use


Key hole saw

Key Hole Saw

  • Use for circle and curve cutting in wood

  • Has very thin, pointed blades for cutting small, tight radius curves and holes


Drywall saw

Drywall Saw

  • Use for circle and curve cutting in wood

  • Has very thin, pointed blades for cutting small, tight radius curves and holes


Panel short cut or box saw

Panel (short cut or box saw)

  • Use for woodcutting across the wood grain

  • Usually shorter than regular cross cut saws, for easy portability


Japanese pull saw

Japanese (pull) saw

  • Use for fine woodcutting, moulding and trim

  • Cuts on the pull stroke to give greater control and eliminates the possibility of the saw kinking in the kerf


Hack saw

Hack Saw

  • Use for metal cutting

  • Has very fine teeth and thin blades, held under tension in a steel frame


Door jamb saw

Door Jamb Saw

  • Used to cut door jambs and other obstacles to allow for flooring to fit underneath.


Bow saw

Bow Saw

  • Use for woodcutting and pruning in any direction

  • Has a tubular steel frame with a ribbon-like, high-tension steel blade


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