Rip saw

To rip means to cut wood in the direction of the grain, thus a rip saw is an arm powered saw for cutting with the grain.  The way to distinguish a rip saw from any other kind of saw is that the size of the teeth gets larger as they get closer to the handle and it cuts when the saw is moving forward. There are other differences and way too much detail for this index.



Hand saws

Crosscut saw

Pull saw