Backsaw

Backsaw

Used primarily for cutting joints or crosscutting smaller stock, hacksaws have thin blades that gain reinforcement by the stiffening back. This back enables the blades to be made thinner, with finer teeth, leaving a narrower kerf than would otherwise be possible. (Japanese saws get around this problem by cutting on the pull stroke.) Backsaws come in a wide range of sizes, from tiny dovetail saws to large miterbox
saws.

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