Hand saws are used for cutting wood, cutting either against the grain (crosscut, usually done at a 45 degree angle), or with the grain (rip cuts, usually done at a 60 degree angle). While 'handsaw' usually refers to an all-purpose wood crosscut saw, we have many different types of hand-operated saws to fit different cutting needs. A coping saw provides the flexibility needed for detailed work or tight curves.
Hack saws are handsaws with a narrow blade stretched in an iron frame, for cutting metal. Hacksaws are also great for cutting through plaster, fiberglass, wood, wire, cable, chain and others. All hacksaws feature easily removable and replaceable blades. For working in a challenging marine environment, we also have hack saws that feature polymer coated steel to prevent rust as well as mini hacksaws for cutting in tight areas.
A Brass back Gents saw looks almost like a butcher knife! It features very small fine teeth, making it perfect for light or intricate bench work.
Undercut saws are also called Jamb saws. They feature a trapezoid shaped steel blade with 10 point teeth on both sides. Often used to undercut door jambs and other areas where too-tight fits occur. Having two sides to the blade allows the under cut saw to cut both left and right.
Japanese pull saws or pull saws. Modern interpretation of traditional Japanese Ryoba saws. Since these saws cut on the pull stroke, they have much thinner blades and remove less lumber than push saws. Our carpenter and dovetail saws have flexible, thin blades for clean and smooth cuts on dowels, bungs and dovetails. Great for flush-cutting.
We carry replacement blades for Band saws, circular saws, jig saws, bosch saws, sawzalls and reciprocating saws. Choose from Ruff-neck demolition blades, metal scrolling blades, abrasive cutting blades, wood cutting blades, bayonet machine blades, jig sabre blades, jig saw blades and others.
To keep your cutting tools sharp, we recommend keeping a good tool sharpening system. We offer comprehensive sharpening kits, as well as individual stones. Waterstones are for sharpening plane blades and chisels. Mostly artificial stones. Water lubricates during sharpening, hence the name. Japanese origins. Oilstones use oil to lubricate during sharpening.