If you’ve looked closely at handsaws you’ve probalby noticed a difference in teeth. Some point toward the handle, some point away. This means that some cut on the pull stroke, some on the push stroke. We’re talking about Japanese saws versus Western saws. They both cut wood, but they each do it very differently. One requires a little more muscle than the other, and there are dramatic differences between the two when it comes to sharpening. Which one is best for your woodworking projects? Before making your buying decision, get some cutting edge advice from Tom.