Updated April 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Crosscut Saws

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you've spent any time doing woodworking, then you're familiar with these tools. Made to cut across boards instead of going with the grain, they tend to leave a rougher edge than their ripsaw counterparts. However, they're great for general carpentry, trimming trees, or carving firewood. We've included both traditional Western "push" models as well as Japanese "pull" versions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. GreatNeck N2610

2. Gyokucho Dotsuki Takebiki

3. Lynx WCLH26

Editor's Notes

April 09, 2019:

The GreatNeck N2610 earned the top spot because it's a good all-around model, of a type most users will already be familiar with. We think everyone should have one, or something like it, in their tool box.

However, that doesn't mean that you should stop there — or necessarily even start there. Many inexperienced woodworkers find Japanese-style saws to be much easier to use at first, so it's worth at least considering something like the Z-Saw Crosscut. The Gyokucho Dotsuki Takebiki, on the other hand, is best-suited for experienced carpenters, but it's fantastic at what it does.

There are specialized saws on the list, like the Lynx Two-Man, that will be useless to you unless you have a specific need for them, so take that into consideration before buying. Others, such as the WilFiks Pro, are ideal for certain jobs, but shouldn't be your primary saw if you plan on doing serious woodworking.

4. WilFiks Pro

5. Z-Saw Crosscut

6. Kings County Tools

7. Lynx Two-Man

8. Great Neck PL15

9. Mainpoint Pull Grip

10. Suizan Ryoba

Quincy Miller
Last updated on April 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.

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