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All About Handsaws

Although traditionally associated with cutting wood, many types of handsaws can cut through a variety of building materials, including metal and stone.

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Tenon Saw

Used for detailed woodworking, or extremely accurate cuts, a tenon saw's fine teeth provide a clean cut and edges that require little sanding or smoothing. It has a relatively short but deep blade. A tenon saw is excellent for making mitered cuts, which need an accurate joint.

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