About the types, uses, techniques, and features to look for etc.

When using hand tools, hand saws will always play a major role.

Looking for questions that cover the wide variety of saw types and styles as well as the techniques and, as always, safety concerns.

Hand saws in the Western tradition generally cut on the push stroke, and have to be constructed accordingly so as not to flex too much when being pushed into the wood. Saws from Asia, Japan in particular, cut on the pull stroke and because the saw plate is in tension when it is cutting it allows them to be thinner which creates a thinner kerf, the groove a saw creates during the cut.

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