Have you given up on handsaws? Irwin's Universal Hand Saws have revolutionized the way materials are cut manually, solving all the problems you've had in the past with "competitive" models. Binding can be teeth-grindingly frustrating, which is why Irwin incorporated a (patent pending) handle-to-blade design. Their triple-ground teeth are 3 times more effective at cutting, and the thick blade increases cutting accuracy. The comfort grip handle ties together a complete package that makes woodworking in this fashion easier and more effective than you ever thought possible.