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Hand Saws - Wood


A Tenon Saw (Backsaw)

Tenon saws are used for accurate, straight cuts in small pieces of wood. The back of the saw limits the depth of the cut. The brass or steel back stiffens the blade and provides sufficient weight to cut. This increases the accuracy of the cut. The tenon saw is used to cut small pieces of wood and most joints.
The tenon saw is the most used backsaw.


The Panel Saw (Handsaw)

The panel saw is used to make straight cuts in large pieces of sheet wood. The saw has a fine toothed crosscut for sawing plywood, thin wood and large joints. The handle is normally made of beech wood or polypropylene and the blade is made from hardened and spring tempered tool steel. The blade is tapered from teeth to back to prevent sticking in kerf.