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Older Spear & Jackson & Disston saws are my preferred choices – primarily due to in excess of 40yrs owning and using them – although I’ve heard good things in terms of Veritas and Thomas Flinn & Co. and thought the examples I test drove were decent enough.  Possibly the best way to decide – on what to buy and when – is to ask friends/colleagues if you can gauge and handle tools from among their kit so you can gain a sense of how they’re balanced and how they function, but hold back on investing larger sums of money until you’re 150% positive a given piece of equipment will suit you and your technique.  This holds true in terms of heft, handling and grip, as well as saw plate dimensions.