Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Excellent Saw - One of the Few Around
I'm a dedicated hand tool user (as in mostly vintage tools) and do most of my work with saws I've hand sharpened. That said, this saw is a fast saw - and the more you lean on it the faster it goes. It's long enough to get a full stroke, unlike most current saws, and it leaves a reasonable finish for its speed. What it lacks in refinement compared to a properly tensioned vintage saw, it makes up in raw speed - making it a great saw to break down lumber or for construction type work.
I finally killed mine making a bench out of ash, bent a tooth somehow, but it's still going with the tooth hammered back. Unfortunately, this saw is not stocked locally now, so here I am to buy another to have shipped to my local store.
Of all of the impulse hardened tooth disposable saws out there, this one is the nicest. Wood handle (that won't make your hand raw like a rubber handle) and all.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Driver Great product and a super great value
I was 100+ miles from home helping a friend and needed a saw. Normally I would never consider a saw like this, (being an antique tool user and by default collector). I was really impressed with this saw. Upon returning home, I did a head to head test with one of my restored, tuned, set and sharpened old gems; this saw won hands down. It cuts very fast and leaves a very smooth edge. It is now my "go to" hand saw. IF YOU LIKE WORKING WITH HAND TOOLS, BUY IT. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Unless you are making rip cuts, you may find yourself using this more and one of those electric noise makers less.
May 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FlamingLuigi Great For Music, too!
My purposes for buying this saw are admittedly uncommon. I bought this saw so that I could play music with it. If you've never heard such a thing, I've included a video below for you.
Anyway, this saw sounds great when struck with a mallet or bowed with my cheap violin bow. My only possible complaint could be that the finish starts coming off a little bit around the bowed area, but it's nothing that affects how the saw is played.
Even after playing for half a year, the saw always flexes back to its original shape and seems durable in all other respects.
If you're interested in learning to play the saw, this is an inexpensive and totally-worth-it buy. It's certainly challenging at first, but I'm happy I've learned to play a new instrument!
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rae2 A pleasure to use
I own 5 "general purpose" panel saws - 4 "Fords" and 1 "Ferrari"... you can guess which is my favourite.
This Stanley Sharptooth cuts like a hot knife through butter on the construction S-P-F lumber I use mainly. Even ripping is much less of a chore. It's sharp as a razor and so far (a few months' use) cuts like new. It looks great... has wonderful balance... never binds... and leaves a smooth cut.
I've read that the induction hardened teeth on these type of saws cannot be sharpened. I don't know that's absolutely true but even if it is, to buy another isn't going to break the bank. I'm amazed the Sharptooth isn't more expensive because it's twice the performer of other saws I own in its price range.
All in all - an excellent product at an excellent price.
November 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ivanworking nice to handle
good weight to saw almost anything. I used is for timbers and for casing. Long strides keep saw blade straight.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johnny Great Saw
Well built & will cut through most woods like butter
June 4, 2013