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How Many Hand Saws Do You Really Use?

by Ron Aylor
posted 08-22-2016 02:23 PM


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 02:31 PM

Coping Saw
Dovetail (gents) saw
Tenon Saw
Ryoba

Occasionally a flush cut saw and a hacksaw a lot but that’s for metal so I won’t count it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 02:40 PM

coping saw
dovetail saw
dozuki
ryoba
small (10in) tenon saw
medium (14in) tenon saw
12in crosscut backsaw (usually used in the miter box for small parts)
20in miter box backsaw (for the Stanley 150 miter box)
crosscut saw
hacksaw

Hoping/planning to expand to a few more as I get more proficient with hand saws and get them sharpened. Those include:

26in miter box saw (for a Stanley 246 miter box) The saw is ready, the miter box is not.
crosscut panel saw
rip panel saw
coarse rip saw for softwoods
rip saw for hardwoods

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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MadMark

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 02:45 PM

Don’t own any handsaws . . .

M

-- Madmark - [email protected] Wiretreefarm.com

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 02:47 PM



Occasionally a flush cut saw and a hacksaw a lot but that s for metal so I won t count it.

- HokieKen

Yeah, I bought a flush cut saw about a year ago; haven’t used it, yet! I prefer a chisel. Therfore the flush cut hangs in the cabinet with my seldom used hacksaw!

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 02:50 PM



Don t own any handsaws . . .

M

- MadMark

MadMark … how do you sleep at night???

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#6 posted 08-22-2016 02:52 PM

For saws I use on a regular basis in my day to day workflow:
  • Fret saw
  • Coping saw,
  • Large rip hand saw (28”)
  • Small rip panel saw (18”)
  • Large x-cut hand saw (24”)
  • Large rip tenon saw (18”)
  • Medium rip tenon saw (14”)
  • Medium x-cut tenon saw (12”)
  • Dovetail saw (10”)
  • I’ve also got 3 miter saws (pair of Stanley’s and one Lake Side). I use one frequently, the other two infrequently
  • Big box store Irwin Marathon saw (rough work like treated wood, 2×4’s, ‘around the house’ use)

I do also have several others, but those are the main ones I use 95% of the time

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dbray45

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#7 posted 08-22-2016 03:30 PM

mitre saws – one Langdon and one Stanley – 28”
Panel saws – one rip one crosscut
Dove tail saws – 3 of different teeth (depends upon the wood)
Tenon saws – 2 of them – different sizes

Keep a crosscut (18”) in the car for the HD runs

Use them all the time.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 08-22-2016 03:33 PM

1 coping…..... I use it in my mini aluminum miter box …..that’s it rest is all power

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 03:39 PM

D12 – 26” xcut
D8 – 26” rip #7 – 20” rip panel #7 – 20” xcut panel
8” dovetail
10” dovetail
12” carcass saw – rip and xcut
14” tenon saw – rip and x cut
20” miter box saw

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 08-22-2016 04:06 PM

I have three small panel saws that get used, a ‘bench saw’, six larger panel saws of various X-Cut and RIP configs, a Geo. Bishop Patent, three miterbox saws of different sizes, a tenon saw and three different backsaws of different sizes / toothcounts. Oh, and a couple of coping saws (different toothcounts).

That’s all (I think).

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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JADobson

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#11 posted 08-22-2016 05:43 PM

I use 5 right now, would like to add at least two more.
I use a
PAX cross cut and PAX rip panel saws
A quite modern Disston tenon saw
A flush cut saw
A turning saw built from the grammercy kit.

I’m working on a dovetail saw and a carcass saw right now. handles are made just need to get some steel.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 08-23-2016 01:43 AM


Don t own any handsaws . . .

M

- MadMark

MadMark … how do you sleep at night???

- Ron Aylor

ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Ray

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#13 posted 08-23-2016 02:22 AM

Panel saws – one rip and one crosscut
Dovetail saws – 3
Tenon saws – 2
Nobex Miter box saw – 3 blades
Ryoba

-- Creating less fire wood every day

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 08-23-2016 04:18 AM

I don’t use hand saws….too hard on my bad back….That’s why I have 2 table saws, and a chop saw….and a bandsaw…..!! Them handsaws require manual labor, and I don’t do manual labor…..like that..!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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TheFridge

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#15 posted 08-23-2016 04:33 AM

Don t own any handsaws . . .

M

- MadMark

MadMark … how do you sleep at night???

- Ron Aylor

ROFLMAO

- woodbutcherbynight

He has the precision G0715 with the incra -1,000,000 fence

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Dark_Lightning

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#16 posted 08-24-2016 12:10 AM

Razor saw with a mini miter box, from the X-Acto kit.
Gent’s saw, with a bigger aluminum miter box.
Combination rip/crosscut panel saw.
Flush cut saw
Ryoba
Back saw
Coping saw (actually, 3- I used to volunteer for the BSA and needed a bunch for timely project execution)
Fret saw
Bow saw, though I don’t use it much
Tree (?) saw- it’s about 8 feet long and dull as dishwater. It hangs as a display.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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bandit571

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#17 posted 08-24-2016 12:41 AM

In a day? Week?

I have a #4 backsaw that sees a lot of work
A couple panel saws
Need a new blade for the hacksaw, old one is worn out
Have a really nice rip saw
Couple Mitre Box saws.

Have a nice stash of coping saws..
A decent Keyhole hole
A decent No.7 crosscut saw.

The #4 is also my joinery saw, Dovetail and finger joints.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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DrDirt

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#18 posted 08-26-2016 02:25 PM

for non power – -
I use 2

A japanese saw (though I have 2 of them, one has broken teeth that I use for cruddy stuff, the new one for joinery)

A coping saw.

The coping saw only gets used where I cannot use the scroll saw.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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bandit571

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#19 posted 08-26-2016 02:29 PM

Might have a few “extras”, just hanging around…

Just in case the “regular suspects” get dull…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Ron Aylor

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#20 posted 12-29-2016 07:46 PM

I used a hacksaw the other day to cut-out the blade for my new Rebate Saw . Haven’t used a hacksaw in over twenty years … almost forgot I had one!

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