- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 25 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 10, 2004
Whether felling trees, trimming metal pipes, or shortening a 2 x 4 the handsaw is a cutting tool that's been in use since almost the beginning of civilization.
With a design dating back to copper cutting tools 4500 years ago, the handsaw has put in appearances all throughout history.
By 1500 BC the Egyptians were using bronze handsaws to cut stone for sarcophaguses, and by 1700 AD, the saw had become the modern steel cutting machine found in every toolbox.
During the 1800's the saw became steadily more important within the logging industry, as the two-man cross cut saw became the principle tool for felling trees, and a 2 man pitsaw team turned those trees into lumber.