If you think that handsaws are just useless relics from the past, think again. I have many power saws in my workshop, but I still reach for handsaws sometimes because they do the best possible job in specific applications. The video below shows a modern handsaw – the Irwin hard-point handsaw. It’s an inexpensive, effective, long lasting and recyclable tool that I’ve used for years. When I don’t want to risk my antique handsaws, this is the one I use. Watch as it cuts through a 2 x 12 in less than 15 seconds and then get a tip for cutting a square cut without the use of a carpenters square.