The Case for Handsaws

Why you should learn to sharpen and use these oft-neglected tools.
By Graham Blackburn
Pages: 60-65

From the August 2004 issue #142
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Far from being quaint anachronisms or symbols of outdated and inefficient technology, handsaws are precision instruments that deserve a place in every contemporary workshop.

There are several reasons for such a claim, including safety, convenience and economy, but of ultimate importance for most woodworkers – whether professionals or hobbyists – is the fact that there are things you can do with handsaws that you can’t do any other way. Including handsaws in your tool kit gives you more choices and can produce better woodworking.

From the August 2004 issue #142
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