I’ve got a small project in the making that requires me to do a longer rip cut – Something I’ve haven’t had the best of luck with previously. With my Ryoba I tend to make the cut slanted, and my old hand saw just isn’t cut out for ripping, making it hard and tiresome.
Luckily I was recently gifted an older but never used bow saw and I decided this was a good occasion to try it out.
The blade was rather rusty – but it cut fine, and soon after I’ve had made the entire rip cut with a fair result that just needed a little cleanup with a plane. And the rest of the project is just crosscuts :)
When looking around for more information on bow saws, I came across this video apart for the ergomic tips I notice he saws forward away from himself – I did the opposite it seemed to work fine, but I guess I have to try it the other way round next time I make a rip cut just to see how that fares.