|I am torn. It is a hand tool...but is cheap and kind of disposable.|
I am currently in the process of making a traditional English style workbench (a step by step tutorial to come) and I needed a saw to do some mortise and tenon work, crosscuts, and ripping. Because my tool budget is non existent, and I don't have the time to find an antique saw to tune and sharpen I went against all my morals and bought the Stanley SharpTooth saw from Home Depot. It is recommended by Chris Schwarz so I figured it was worth a shot.
|The teeth are induction hardened so they can not be resharpened.|
I know what you are thinking, you can't have one saw to do fine joinery and breaking down stock and making finishing cuts. Well I figured that one handsaw that does a barely mediocre job at all those tasks is better than an imaginary set of saws that do...well...nothing. So I sold my soul and bought a mass manufactured, uncomfortable plasticky handled $12 hand saw with unsharpenable Japanese style teeth. Excuse me while I go feel shame.