Product Type: Stanley Hand Tool
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A Stanley branded hand saw
Stanley Saw 8 Tpi 20
Member Name: SoadFan
Stanley Saw 8 Tpi 20
Advantages: A stanley branded hand tool
Disadvantages: May not suit all DIY jobs
~A Stanley branded hand saw~
When carrying out various DIY jobs around the home, good tools are something that can help to create a more professional end result, which is why I have often bought products from the Stanley product range including this Stanley branded hand saw. I have found that this hand saw has a smooth sided cutting blade, a well positioned handle grip and a working blade face that has a sharp and fine toothed cutting edge to it. The saw was relatively cheap to buy in my opinion when compared to other similar products I saw on sale at the time of purchase.
As this saw was made by a trusted brand I felt it would be a good choice for use with a range of DIY jobs. I have found the saw to be able to cope with cutting curtain poles to size (although it took a little while to cut through completely), to trimming wooden/ laminate skirting trims (which it handles with ease). I have also used the saw to trim slim profiled plastic and upvc trims which the saw cut through quite quickly, as well as with a range of other materials. In my opinion this saw may not look to be the best of its type as it is fairly basic in appearance, yet in use I found this product to be very serviceable, as it works well enough (in most cases) when used across a range of materials.
The fine toothed cutting blade has remained nice and sharp even after repeated usage, meaning that even after having used the saw to cut through a range of materials, I have found that it is still able to handle a variety of jobs with relative ease. The angle of the grip handle feels ok and the added soft grip section that is detailed in black does help to cushion your hand a little when holding the saw and working with it, although it doesn't totally cut down on hand strain in my opinion. The fixings on the handle section have held up well and have not come away at all.
The saw is branded as being a heavy duty type of product and in use I feel that it has proven to be durable and reliable when in use. Over time I do expect that the cutting blade will dull a little, in line with other similar products I have owned and used, although so far the saw has remained fairly sharp. The saw came in a simple card type storage sheath that protected the cutting blade when not in use and this proved handy for keeping the saw blade in when not being used, although it had a limited life span. Storing the cutting blade end of the saw in a protective cover does help to protect the blade in my opinion.
~Product rating/ price~
The cost of the saw was just under £6 at the time of purchase which I feel is fair for a branded product such as this one. Having checked recent prices I can see that they have remained very similar and this product still provides fair value for money. The saw can still be bought from a wide number of online and high street stores. I have used this as a general purpose hand saw and found that it handled most jobs without letting me down and in my opinion it has worked as it should. My rating for this product is 4 stars.
Summary: A useful product
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