I get asked which saw a beginning woodworker or even someone wanting to use more hand tools should buy first. There are a lot of things that make this answer "it depends" but I feel pretty strongly that it should be a carcass saw. This video is a detailed look at why it should be the first saw you buy and depending on how much hand tool work you do, maybe the last saw you buy.
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PS: sorry I forgot to correct for the fisheye effect in a few of the wide angle shots, I think it looks kinda cool, but I'm sure someone out there won't like it.
Saws Used in the Episode:
Bad Axe Small Tenon Saw with Hybrid Filing
Lie Nielsen Carcass Saw
Bontz Toolworks Carcass Saw
Bad Axe Sash Saw
Bad Axe Dovetail Saw
Bad Axe Stiletto Saw
Not shown, but still a great saw is the Veritas Carcass Saw
Don't forget the vintage Market and guys like Hyperkitten or Jim Bode Tools
This "Hand Tool School" series is provided courtesy of Shannon Rogers, a/k/a The Renaissance Woodworker. Rogers is founder of The Hand Tool School, which provides members with an online apprenticeship that teaches them how to use hand tools and to build furniture with traditional methods.