While we’re a firm believer in modern levels, we’re not so sure about hand saws. I still have the hand-sharpened saws that my father passed down to me (from my grandfather), and I’m not so sure these new ones are cut from the same cloth.
What do you think? Do new saws like the one pictured — Irwin’s 24″ ProTouch course cut saw — live up to your heirlooms performance-wise? Or are there other modern brands that do? And a side question: if you just had to buy a brand-new saw for general carpentry work, which one would you buy?
Let us know in comments.
24″ ProTouch Coarse Cut Saw [Irwin]