Handsaws, also called panel saws, are woodworking tools that cut chunks of objects in different shapes. They’re designed to cut soft and hard wood, as well as plastics and ferrous materials. But other materials will also do if sawblades can handle them. They work by having points that are sharper and harder than the object being cut.
A high-quality handsaw is a great investment. It can last a long time and can even be passed from one generation to another. Proper care includes storing it at room temperature and occasionally wiping it with cloth and machine oil.
But even with proper care, a saw can get dull due to the number of collisions it can encounter over time. If you notice that your handsaw is cutting poorly, it’s time to sharpen it back into shape. You don’t have to send it to a professional woodworker. Instead, you can do the sharpening yourself.
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