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Backyard Summer Fun

I grew up in a beautiful farmhouse located on a picturesque dirt road. The home was situated on nearly seventy-five acres of rich farmland. Our backyard was huge. During the summer months, my parents, my sister, my friends, and me often played games in the backyard. I particularly enjoyed playing volleyball and badminton in our spacious backyard. On one particular occasion, one of my friends became so competitive that he got tangled in the volleyball net while attempting to prevent the ball from hitting the ground. I have many fond memories of playing sports at my childhood home. On this blog, you will discover the best types of sports equipment to purchase for your backyard.

Backyard Summer Fun

Three Hand Saws That Are Useful To Own

by Pat Berry

When many people think of using a saw, they picture using a saw that runs on electricity, a battery, or gasoline. Common examples are a chainsaw, a reciprocating saw, and a jigsaw. Each of these saws can be handy for a variety of projects inside and outside your home, but it's also useful to think about some hand saws that you should own. Not only are hand saws more affordable than their powered counterparts, but they can also feel easier to use for certain people. A local tool store carries all sorts of different hand saws that you may wish to buy, including these.

Crosscut Saw

A crosscut saw is a standard and popular hand saw that people use to cut wood. It's a valuable tool for any do-it-yourself enthusiast, who will occasionally need to cut lumber. For example, if you've decided to build some wooden planters to place around your deck or patio, you can easily make your cuts with a crosscut saw. The design of this saw's teeth allows you to cut through wood quickly and easily, and you may find that the slow and steady approach of using a crosscut saw over a power saw is appealing.


A hacksaw is another useful saw to own. Much of its value comes from the fact that you can easily change a hacksaw's blade. This means that you can buy a selection of blades that are designed to cut different materials, including metal, and simply load the right blade into the saw during any given project. Hacksaws are handy if you're doing a basic plumbing job in the home. With the right blade, you can easily cut through a copper pipe, PVC pipe, and other pipe materials. While some hacksaws are large, others are designed to be compact so that you can use them in confined spaces such as under your bathroom sink.

Coping Saw

Tool stores also carry a selection of coping saws, and this can be another handy saw to have available for projects in your home. It features a thin and narrow blade, making it effective for small and precise cuts. If you're installing trim or moulding in a room, for example, the coping saw is the right tool for cutting the trim or moulding to length and at the proper angle. This saw has a removable blade, allowing you to replace the blade whenever it gets dull. Visit a local tool store to shop for these hand saws.