|Forum topic by live4ever||posted 10-22-2011 09:07 AM||794 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-22-2011 09:07 AM
I’d like to invest in a good to high-quality handsaw for all-purpose work. I know handsaws tend to be more specialized than that, but I’d like a saw that is good for cross-cutting small workpieces and perhaps other operations.
I’m more of a power tool guy, but there are times when setting up a power tool doesn’t make sense for the task at hand. My current main handsaw is a Shark Japanese pullsaw that I use mostly for flush-cutting. On other cutting tasks, it doesn’t work so well and I know I’m missing out on that AHA moment…you know, like when you use a well-tuned plane for the first time, you think, “hey, maybe I wouldn’t mind jointing this board by hand”. Well, I figure maybe if I get a proper handsaw, I might actually find myself wanting to handcut some dovetails one day….
Considering one of the Veritas saws…carcass, cross-cutting, dovetail. Seems like the cross-cut would be the best fit? What do you think?
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