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As a general rule, it pays to assume saws are crosscut unless stated otherwise, because most are.  Especially if the saw plate exceeds 24″ in length.  Rip saw production eased off by quite a degree as site saws (Bench and circular saws) became more popular.  Tenon saws (Back saws) tend to be crosscut up to 14 tpi and are often rip for larger tooth counts, but – especially when buying secondhand – a great deal depends on the previous owner’s preferences.


Jon picked up a very nice saw which should sharpen up nicely and provide a lifetime’s worth of continuous service. 🙂