Hand Saws

For every woodworker, a reliable hand saw is an essential tool. At Timbecon, we offer a selection of hand saws that stand out as some of the best available in Australia. Our range caters to all your wood-cutting needs, whether you're involved in detailed, delicate work or more robust woodworking tasks. Each saw in our collection is designed with precision, durability, and user comfort in mind, making them essential for any timber project.

Explore Specialised Hand Saws at Timbecon

Enhance your woodworking with Timbecon's specialised hand saws. Our selection includes coping saws for detailed work, tenon saws for accurate joinery, and Japanese saws known for their fine cuts and exceptional sharpness. Each saw is designed to offer specific advantages, ensuring you achieve the best project results. Visit Timbecon to find the best hand saw for your needs and take your woodworking projects to the next level.


What types of hand saws do you offer for woodworking?

Our extensive range includes various types of hand saws to cater to a wide array of woodworking needs. This selection features hand mitre saws for precision angle cuts, a comprehensive range of Japanese wood saws known for their sharpness and finesse, dovetail saws for intricate joinery work, veneer cutting saws for delicate cuts, flush cut saws and keyhole saws for tight spaces. We also offer a variety of general hand saws, Japanese pruning saws for outdoor tasks, and convenient folding saws for portability and easy storage.

How do I choose the right hand saw for my specific cutting needs?

Selecting the proper timber hand saw involves considering the nature of your project. For precision cuts in joinery, dovetail or Japanese saws are ideal. Hand mitre saws are perfect for accurate angle cuts, while veneer saws are best for thin-material cutting. Consider the material thickness, the type of cut (straight or curved), and the level of detail required. For general woodcutting, our range of hand saws offers versatility and efficiency.

What is the difference between a rip-cut saw and a cross-cut saw?

Rip-cut saws are designed for cutting along the wood grain, featuring larger teeth for fast material removal. Cross-cut saws are used for cutting across the grain, with smaller, more frequent teeth for a smoother finish. The choice depends on the direction of your cut and the desired outcome.

What is the difference between a pull saw and a push saw?

Like many Japanese saws, pull saws cut on the pull stroke, offering finer control and a thinner cut. Push saws cut on the forward stroke and are common in Western-style saws, typically used for more forceful, rough cuts.

Why do some hand saws have backs?

Saws with backs, like dovetail saws, have a rigid spine on one edge to keep the blade straight during cutting. This design is crucial in wood-cutting saws for precision work, providing stability and preventing the blade from bending, especially in fine, detailed cuts. An important consideration when purchasing this type of saw is that the depth of the cut is limited to the height of the blade below the spine.

How do I maintain and sharpen the teeth of the hand saws?

Regular cleaning and proper storage protect the saw teeth from rust and damage. Sharpening can be done with appropriate files, respecting the saw's tooth pattern. It's recommended to seek professional sharpening services, especially for saws with complex tooth designs seen in Japanese timber saws. The great thing with many of our Japanese saws is that the blades can be replaced.

Are your hand saws suitable for both hardwood and softwood?

Our hand saws are versatile and can be used to cut hardwood and softwood. Choosing the correct type of saw and tooth configuration will ensure effective cutting and a clean finish on any wood type.

What handle materials are used in your hand saws, and how do they affect grip and comfort?

Our collection of handsaws have various handle materials, including traditional wooden and walnut handles for a classic feel, rattan-wrapped handles for enhanced grip, rubber grips for comfort, and TPE handles for ergonomic support and durability. Each material offers various benefits in terms of grip comfort and control during sawing, meaning you can easily find the best handsaw option to suit your preferences.

How can I ensure straight and accurate cuts with a hand saw?

Using a saw guide or marking the cut line can help maintain accuracy. Start the cut with a few controlled backstrokes (or forward, depending on the type of saw) to establish a groove, then proceed with steady, even strokes, keeping the saw aligned with your marked line.

Do you offer hand saws with different teeth per inch (TPI) configurations?

Our hand saws come with various TPI configurations catering to different cutting needs. Our selection ranges from lower TPI at 6.3 for rougher cuts to higher TPI all the way up to 27 for finer, detailed work. This variety allows for flexibility and precision in a range of woodworking tasks.

Are there any guarantees or warranties provided with your hand saws?

We provide guarantees or warranties with our hand saws, assuring quality and durability. Please refer to the individual product specifications or contact our customer service for detailed warranty information.

What safety precautions should I consider when using hand saws?

Safety measures include eye protection, securely clamping the workpiece, and maintaining focus during cutting. Keep your fingers away from the blade's path, and avoid forcing the saw, as controlled strokes ensure safety and accuracy. Additionally, always inspect the timber saw before use to ensure the blade is sharp and secure and the handle is firmly attached to prevent accidents and achieve the best cutting results.