Jon writes: “My wife and I are gradually learning to repair and build things. (Actually, she seems well on the road to becoming a cabinetmaker; I’ve maintained my ‘advantage’ by carrying heavy things and reaching high shelves without mechanical aids.) She recently build a hinged storage box, and we’ve been putting up shelves and a catwalk — for our cats. We don’t have a saw — or much room in our NYC apartment for any floor-based equipment. What say the Toolmongers? What’s the best general-purpose handsaw for wood?”
I’ll have to admit first that I’ve never actually bought a hand saw. I have a few that my father handed down to me — one of which even came from his father — so I’m a bit out of touch.
What do you Toolmongers recommend? Let us know in comments.