|Forum topic by Ryan M.||posted 368 days ago||1114 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
368 days ago
I am new to woodworking, and I’m still accumulating tools. For now, I would like to work exclusively with hand tools.
I currently have only one saw. It is an inexpensive 15” 8-pt saw that was probably purchased at one of the big box stores (it was a gift).
A few weeks ago, I purchased a Bailey No 5 plane. I used it to square one face and edge of a section of 2×10 yellow pine that is 24” long.
What is the best hand saw to use in order to rip this board into 3 or 4 pieces, each 2.5” wide? Is my 15” 8-pt saw sufficient, or do I need something else?
Recommendations for purchase are welcome. I don’t mind vintage tools, but I don’t think I’m in a position right now to restore anything. For now, I need something that I can have confidence in. Later on, after I get the feel for hand tools, I may be more interested in restoration.