Hand Tools

Subject:
What are they used for
Response To:
Backsaws ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Pretty saw without question.

What do people typically use a back saw for? Probably seems a dumb question to someone that uses them regularly. For me they seem to occupy a no man's land between what ever the small version of this saw is called and a small hand saw. I don't like their weight compared to a small hand saw (I have a short Sandvik). For sawing small stuff I will grab an inexpensive Japanese saw or the small LV cross cut saw or even my dovetail saw if it happens to be on the bench. I haven't run into an occasion where the tall, long blade of the saw you show would be useful.

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