Reply To: Handsaw that do what a bend saw usually do

Sebastien Rousseau

Hello Edmund, thank you for the clear information, this is very helpful.

My stock is not too wide, so a handsaw will be more adequate for me. I got Paul’s Essential handtools book and he recommends, for the first handsaw, to get a 20-22″ panel saw with 10 or 8tpi, so this saw is maybe not the best choice for resawing, so adding to this first saw a second one with 4-6 TPI could be a good duo to work with depending of the job.

I’m looking on eBay for an old Disston with a breasted back and tapered blade body, do you know which model I should go with first, or any other brand recommendation?