Hand saw

Just like the name says this saw is used for cabinet carcass work.  This could be outlining the walls of dados or just cutting pieces to length.  The key is that the saw is used…

While the name denotes a specialty tool, the Dovetail saw can do more than just cut dovetails.  Essentially it is a fine detail saw that should be filed with rip teeth.  Every now and then…

Please read the Rip Saw post first for an explanation of saw names and tooth rake.  Choose your length of saw in the same manner as described for the rip saw.  I use a slightly…

Technically any saw that does not have a back is a hand saw.  Saws that are in the 18-22" range are commonly called panel saws or toolbox saws.  Everything bigger than that would be a…

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