Saw 25% faster!

Today I bought a new saw at the local hardware store. It's an Irwin Universal 880 Triple Ground handsaw. It, as the name suggests, features a new triple ground tooth design that makes it 25% faster than the double ground version. It was pretty cheap too, at £7.99.

I was quite excited about it, but felt a bit sheepish—like I was exploring an entirely new ballpark of sadness—until I actually tried the thing. It's a delight to use compared to my old saw. It cut through my chip-wood shelf like a knife through hot butter.

OK, still feeling a little bit bad about being so excited about a saw. I'm sure I'll get over it.

Posted 20 September 2008 Copyright © Stig Brautaset