at the local big box. I didn’t have the cash for a recip, and the double-sided Bear saw seemed to work for the one piece I needed to trim. Since then it’s been damn near indispensable in the shop and on household projects.
As the name suggests, the pull saw cuts on the pull stoke. It makes for excellent control; plus the shape of the blade lets you flush cut even in tight places. The long handle will get the business end where it needs to go and the blade is interchangeable. It’s a simple system I have come to rely on for flush cutting and door trim even though I now have a recip saw in the shop. The pull saw can get in tighter spaces with less noise and destruction than the recip, hands down.
Now on my second blade for the saw, it’s still worth the original $20 investment three years ago.