The 10 Best Crosscut Saws
This wiki has been updated 7 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
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.