Therefore you should not buy the hand case for 49 kroner

We have tested 14 cases from a five-fold up to almost five hundred kroner. Here is the best.

Therefore you should not buy the hand case for 49 kroner

Therefore you should not buy the hand case for 49 kroner

TESTERS: Mats Eriksen and Johan W. Schioldborg Photo: Øivind Lie


For normal carpentry, we talk about three different types of handcuffs.

Cutting: This is intended for cutting wood across the fibers. The teeth have knife-like toothpicks with two small abrasions that meet in a tip. Any other tooth is bent (folded) to the right and every other to the left, so that the saga cuts on both sides of the track. Such saw teeth cut in both directions, but best when the saga is brought forward.

Climbing story: This is a special case for (cleavage) cutting along the fibrous fibers. Not so much in use after the electrical cases made its way. The teeth on the cleft saga are shaped like small hogs that shave off the tree when pushing the saga. This tooth form only works when the saga is brought forward, but in return it is very effective.

Universal History: This saga has teeth that lie between the tooth form of cleft sag and race story. It makes it suitable for both cut and cleavage. The teeth are oblique as in the race, but rather more forward like on the claw story.

Density: When we saw in coarse and perhaps moist wood, the sawmills produce a lot of sponges. Therefore, you must choose a rough case. For normal carpentry, it means 7-9 teeth per inch.

Source: Carpentry theory / Anders Frøstrup / Universitetsforlaget

Therefore you should not buy the hand case for 49 kroner

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Therefore you should not buy the hand case for 49 kroner

How to cut straight with circles

In the past, we have tested cuts, circles and chainsaws, but we have not tried the handshake until now.

We have tested 14 cases, from the cheapest standard types to some fairly advanced variants that have been launched in recent years.

We have emphasized this:


You can of course buy more cases. One with fine and one with rough tanning, one for kapping and one for cleavage, but most of us care about a case. Therefore, we have looked for the saga that can be used for all types of jobs. Certainly what we call a universal service. The best is a case that gives a nice cut, which is also effective. Obviously it is impossible to get to both, but some of the cases are quite close. That means you can cut a cut while cutting a two to four with some quick moves.


It’s hard enough to cut straight with a hand saw, so it’s about making manufacturers make all the little grips that make it easy. Then we talk primarily about a rigid blade and, secondly, that the handle is designed so that it is easy to control the blade. Likewise, it is good with a little weight in the handle so that the saga gets a good balance.


The grip should not be too smooth and it must be designed to fit well, with good support.


Here we have considered the overall building quality of the saga. Then we talk first and foremost about the quality of the materials chosen. Especially in the grip, but also the stiffness of the blade. We have also checked whether the front edge of the grip is ninety degrees on the blade without it being added so much.

Same Case

History of Maxbo, Clas Ohlson, The Kellen is produced by Bahco and corresponds to the model they call Prize Cut.


The test was performed by Mats Eriksen and Johan W. Schioldborg, respectively, carpenter / construction technician and apprentice at Carpenter Kjetil Eriksen


Scores range from one to six where six are best. Normally, the points range from two to five, only in very special cases, we divide one or six.

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