|Forum topic by wmgworks||posted 11-11-2015 05:24 PM||538 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-11-2015 05:24 PM
I’m pretty new to buying hand saws and want to pick up a rip and a cross cut saw. There is a guy close to me who sells used items from estate sales and he has a HUGE plastic bin overflowing with hand saws. My problem is I’m not good at identifying the quality of hand saws. I’d like one that is pretty sharp already because I’m not setup for sharpening saws yet. I know to look at the teeth and identify any that are missing or bent. But past that, I’m not sure what else to look for. I know certain metals can’t be resharpened once they wear down, but I don’t know what those look like.
Can anyone offer up some entry level advise? I’m not looking for collector’s items. I’m looking for a saw that is good enough to get me started.
-- Butchering wood since 2015