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Review by CharlesA posted 06-05-2016 01:30 PM 2533 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought this Do It Best handsaw when I needed one on the road and I had very limited choices. I didn’t have high hopes for it, but thought it would get me out of a jam, and it’s only $13.

Turns out I use it all the time. Now when I need to cut a piece off of a rough cut board for milling, etc. I don’t reach for my jigsaw or always stick it on the miter saw. If it is just one cut, I grab this little handsaw and usually have the cut done before I’d have the power tool ready to turn on. It has a double tooth design (it may be the Stanley shartptooth design—not sure). The tooth design leads to very quick and surprisingly good cuts, but I don’t think one could resharpen it.

Not the greatest saw ever, but I find it incredibly handy to have hanging in the shop, to grab and make a quick crosscut on a rough board.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson




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#1 posted 06-05-2016 04:01 PM

i have one just like this and I use it just like you described. Definitely not for fine woodworking, but it will make little ones out of big ones in good time.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 06:14 PM

It’s efficient in trimming branches as well, good call Folks.

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#3 posted 06-07-2016 03:53 PM

Old Ted is back again….fried spam, anyone?

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#4 posted 06-07-2016 04:50 PM

Cricket’s post: When you spot a spammer

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