A good handsaw is quiet and makes almost no airborne dust. This is one reason hand saws are perfect for beginners. Another reason is speed. Surprisingly, hand saws are often faster than a power saw when you need to make just a few cuts. You might also find that a handsaw is particularly useful in the lumber store parking lot as you’re trying to get wood into your vehicle to take home.
The video below is from my Woodworking for Beginners course and includes a tour of an exceptional hand saw and how to use it accurately and quickly. Watch the video below to see how a reflection from the side of a shiny saw helps ensure square cuts.
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