Handyfolk of Metachat: What kind of saw do I need? →
[More:]I'm pretty handy. I do all the fixing and building around the house. I have most tools, but I've never had a saw, and would like to get one. Here are the kinds of things I want to do:
Cut down an old bench which has bad legs but a good body. I want to shorten the legs.
Make driftwood into usable shelf brackets (meaning I have to cut some ends square to be flush with the wall).
Make small furniture out of found scraps.
So, do I want, like a bow saw? A traditional ripsaw? A handsaw? I asked someone this question and they said I wanted a miter box, but I'm not so sure about that.
Any help, handyfolk?