Best hand saw for coarse cutting

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  1. JONXLR8

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    This may have already been covered but I'm after some recommendations on the best type of hand saw for rough cutting joists and floorboards into short lengths for burning.

    So quality of cut is of zero importance, I'm looking for fast and easy cuts.

    I've seen the following so far, any one of them stand out and any I've missed?

    Bahco 244 or Baracuda, S&J Predator, Irwin Coarse Cut
     
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    Bahco's are pretty good, if you can get the 880, might be a bit cheaper. £6 at my local builders merchant, fast cutting and last quite a while.

    *edit* Sorry, I meant the Irwin 880.
     
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    Irwin is nice and sharp, cut my thumb in half with one stroke. :oops:
     
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    i use the s&j predators, can pick them up for bout 6 pound, and theyre as sharp as anything

    the stanley fatmax saws are great aswell, but theyre £10 plus and hit one nail and the entire saws goosed
     
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    the bahco barracuda are good, don't get the cheaper 244 as the blade is so thin it makes it awful to use.
     
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    Just thought I'd mention I got an S&J Predator First Fix from Toolstation in the end, does the job lovely and seems to be lasting well.

    Still need to get myself a chainsaw though as just got a load of green offcuts from a tree surgeon :)
     
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    ...and the trousers, and the hat. ;)
     
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    I use a saw which i have recently seen out, its called the HOLDON raptor saw????

    I bought 6 of them from a country show in Newark from a tool stand there. They were doing demo's with them against the bahco, S&J, Irwin and the stanley and for just a rough cut the HoldON won hands down...

    Can't remember the place name which i bought them from but ill try and dig up the invoice. They were flogging them 2 for £10 so really affordable.
     
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