Back in 2007, Sean showed us a laser-guided handsaw that looked like a drywall saw. I figured the market would kill such a mutation before it could spawn, but lo and behold, upon opening the latest Sears tool catalog I found the Spear & Jackson laser-guided woodsaw. Yes, it’s a standard hand woodsaw, with a 10 tpi “Sheffield” blade, and a frickin’ laser!
If you look at Spear & Jackson’s press release you see why they need the laser — their product tester doesn’t know to keep his index finger extended along the line of the sawblade. The YouTube video linked below shows the saw in all of its glory.
It’s a sad world that has a need for such a saw, isn’t it?