In the modern world of precise woodworking machines, handsaws are often discarded as obsolete and inaccurate. Many woodworkers are drawn to the precision of the table saw and consider the classic handsaw far less essential. Woodworkers buy dado blades, crosscut blades, rip blades, and all kinds of jigs and fixtures for their table saw. They switch blades consistently for the most effective cut without realizing that if you learn to track a line with a standard backsaw, the world of woodworking is no longer limited to the accessories of your power tools.
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