Reply To: What 2 hand planes to start with.

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John Carey
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” I have tried out western style hand saws and they do not jive with me for some reason I never feel comfortable and relaxed using them. I have tried out western style hand saws and they do not jive with me for some reason I never feel comfortable and relaxed using them” This, this is the only right reason to choose one type of saw over the other. I am the opposite, western work better for me.

I am glad that they work for you, Not exactly positive on what the handles are called but I tried the D-shaped, pistol grip and straight handle on the Veritas. Now I am not sure if it is because of how they cut? pull vs push, was it just the handle to begin with.