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plunge cut hand saw

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plunge cut hand saw (post #179191)

I have seen pictures of old hand saws that were able to start a cut in the middle of a board, which I have labled "plunge cut" for lack of a more accurate word. Anyone have any information? Are there any manufactured currently?

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try a Japanese saw (post #179191, reply #1 of 2)

Many of the back-cutting Japanese handsaws have a 'tooth' at the leading edge tyhat allows you to start a cut in the middle of a boaard - or anywhere for that matter.

I have 2 and have done just that about 3 times in the last month.


On forward cutting saws I have no knowledge about starting a cut you describe.


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Thanks, I appreciate (post #179191, reply #2 of 2)

Thanks, I appreciate it.