I was working on a set of stairs the other day for a couple of friends. I always cut the stringers with the circular saw but not all the way through. This way I don’t over cut the stairs stringers and weaken them. I use a handsaw for the final cut. I went over to my work trailer and searched for at least a half an hour. I called up my lead carpenter to ask him what happened to the handsaw.
“The new guy we hired last week dropped out back of the trailer and another stepped on the handle and it broke”. I was devastated. I had that handsaw for over 15 years. It was the only handsaw I ever bought.
Since it was a Stanley, I decided to go to my local home improvement center and check on the new Stanley handsaws. As I wandered over to the hand tool section I soon found the handsaws. I was impressed and dismayed all at the same time. There were a lot of choices! All I needed was a simple 15″ handsaw. It took me a few minutes to scan each handsaw and what made it special.
I found that a lot of the handsaws were just like my old one, except one had special laser honed teeth, while another handsaw had an ergonomic grip. I wasn’t impressed other than someone could actually sell it for that price and get away with it.
As my eyes scanned over the aisle, it was immediately caught by the 15″ Blade Length x 9 Points Per Inch FatMax® Saw with BladeArmor™ Coating. I have always been a big fan of the FatMax tool line, so when I saw this handsaw I new it was what I needed.
What caught my eye right away was the color of the blade. It’s black. The 15″ Blade Length x 9 Points Per Inch FatMax® Saw with BladeArmor™ Coating is black because of the BladeArmor™. It helps reduce friction on the blade by 50%. It also coats the blade preventing it from rust and abrasions. This made the handsaw perfect for me.
Once I got the saw back to the job I found it made quick work on my stair stringers. I really found that the thickness of the blade made a huge difference when cutting smaller pieces. It prevented the blade from binding during the pushing of the blade through the lumber.
I also found the teeth were sharper. Stanley tools say that the 15″ Blade Length x 9 Points Per Inch FatMax® Saw with BladeArmor™ Coating. The SharpTooth™ Saw Technology uses three cutting surfaces to cut 50% faster than other conventional Stanley® hand saws. I really found that the speed it cut was well worth the money I spent on the saw.
After all of the good things I found out about the Stanley tools says that the 15″ Blade Length x 9 Points Per Inch FatMax® Saw with BladeArmor™ Coating I didn’t find anything I didn’t like about it. The best part was the handle that broke on my old saw was made from wood. The new saws handle is made from shock resistant plastic. I’ll just make sure the new guy stays away from my handsaw from now on.