The backsaw is a slender crosscut saw having a reinforced back to supply rigidity. It is generally a crosscut saw, 10 to 20 inches in length and with 10 to 14 teeth to the inch. For short, accurate cuts, like in mitring, it is the best tool to use.
The hacksaw is a fine-toothed saw utilized for cutting metals. You'll find it valuable in your home workshop when you need to shorten a screw or bolt, when you should cut off or through a nail, and when a piece of pipe or hardware must be made to fit.
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