Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by enc, May 20, 2019.
.. £10 from screwfix???
For occasional use.
The venom saw from Wickes
S&J predator was 2 for £10 b&q
Bahco 244 is the best in the business
Love the way the first two responses are recommendations of wickes and b&q products. Might as well recommend batteries to go with the handsaw.
Bahco 2600-22-10P Superior Handsaw 550mm (22in) is a very nice saw for a tenner.
Look around you can pick up a pair of Bahco 244's for tenner.
They’re all good while they’re sharp!
I use the Bahco Ergo saw with changable blades,why because it's the only saw available with a left handle option.
With saws being so cheap, does anyone still set and sharpen them?
Bahco 244 is a brilliant saw for general work, but also consider the better version Bahco Barracuda saw.
Depending on range of uses, you might want a finer tooth saw. I also use a S&J saw which is excellent. Strangely it comes with a built in laser???
I either use a Bahco 244 or an Irwin Jack 880 universal depending on which one I see first when I need a new saw.
Some years ago I worked for a company that paid for your saws to go for resharpening but the hardpoint saws were sharper so I stopped bothering.
That is what happened with me probably well over 20 years ago.
Had a Disston saw - the old style wooden handled heavy blade Canadian saw, but discovered the Bahco hard point saws were lethal sharp and lasted well, plus were a throw away price.
If you were a plasterer you would consider a Disston saw a throw away price.
I actually did kind of “throw the Disston saw away”.
I give it to a neighbour, who would sometimes sell stuff. Regretting that now. I see they are worth a lot of money.
I've got one of those. It was cheaper than one without a lazer LOL.
It really is quite sad that we all see saws as disposable, but that's the truth of it.
I hate that we throw away things, but some items are better disposable - saws, Stanley knife and other blades, shaving blades, etc.
Truth is we can’t bring a used saw back to be as good as a factory produced hard point saw
Stanley blades I resharpen them at least a dozen times on my wet grinder before ditching them.
My dad used to resharpen Stanley knife blades but I find lugging a wet sharpener around with me isn't that practical (and it makes every thing else in my pocket go soggy).
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