Best Hacksaws

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 3, 2018
Progress may be advancing in leaps and bounds but nothing can truly replace a good old metal hacksaw. If you need do some carpentry or even cut through steel, the sharp blades on these tools are simply indispensable. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Blade length
Angle adjustment
Convenience
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

You will receive additional three blades for free with your purchase, so you won't have to buy a spare one for quite some time.

CONS

Some users claim that the trim nut is a bit impractical and might slide a bit.

OUR VERDICT

With the Pathonor hand saw, you can cut through large wood, plastic, and metal objects in a matter of minutes. The increased thickness and the soft coating make the handle easier to hold and prevent your arms and hands from getting tired.

detailed parameters
Blade length

12 inches

Angle adjustment

45° and 90°

Convenience

3 blades included (double-side serration), ergonomic handle

Dimensions

15.7 x 6.3 inches

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The tension knob has an ergonomic design that lets you manually adjust the blade in order to find optimal tension thereby raising its effectiveness.

CONS

This model is a bit heavy given its structure.

OUR VERDICT

The Stanley brand is renowned by builders for their durable and sturdy products and this saw is no exception. Using it is easy and you even get a pack of two for the price of one!

detailed parameters
Blade length

12 inches

Angle adjustment

90° and 180°

Convenience

1 blade included (one-side serration), ergonomic handle

Dimensions

~15 x 6 inches

Warranty

Limited Lifetime

PROS

The main beam has a special section in which you can store up to 6 backup blades (not included in the package). As a result, you will always have one on hand if you need it.

CONS

The blade that is included with the purchase gets dull quite fast.

OUR VERDICT

The rigid square construction is made of high-quality tubular steel so the saw won't twist even when you cut the biggest and sturdiest objects. It's a solid option at an affordable price.

detailed parameters
Blade length

12 inches

Angle adjustment

40° and 90°

Convenience

1 blade included (one-side serration), ergonomic handle, compartment for up to 6 blades

Dimensions

16 x 5 inches

Warranty

Limited Lifetime

PROS

The blade that comes with the purchase is intended for sawing steel and brass materials and that makes its durability even more impressive.

CONS

Lacks the ability to adjust the angle of the blade.

OUR VERDICT

This model is amazingly compact and can be used in tight spaces. It's also very convenient to transport and great for any work you do out in the field.

detailed parameters
Blade length

~6 inches

Angle adjustment

N/A

Convenience

1 blade included (one-side serration)

Dimensions

10 x 3 inches

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The special construction of the trim nut makes it possible to adjust the angle of the blade in six directions (from 90° to 180°). This is especially convenient if you can't position the object that you're sawing horizontally.

CONS

The short blade makes it difficult to saw objects longer than 5 inches.

OUR VERDICT

Even though the saw is downright tiny, it's still very comfortable to hold and use. The massive handle ensures a firm grip and the premium blade material guarantees durability.

detailed parameters
Blade length

5.5 inches

Angle adjustment

6 adjustments (90°-180°)

Convenience

1 blade included (one-side serration), ergonomic handle

Dimensions

9.4 x 3.6 inches

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Pathonor Pousrewus700

Slice Through Steel like Butter

If you’re going to work with materials as vital for construction as wood, metal, and plastic, you’ll need the best bow saw to make the most precise cuts. It’s important to stick to the measurements and always keep the sawing swift and clean. That’s why you can’t go wrong with the Pathonor Pousrewus700.

This model has a double-sided 12-inch blade that can easily slice through any material including wood, plastic, and various metals. For your convenience, each side is made to work with certain materials, with one specifically aimed at woodcutting, while the other should be used to saw through plastic, steel, brass etc. That way the edges of the cutting element will stay sharp longer and that's not to mention the three backup blades that come with your purchase at no additional cost.

Just make sure to always check the tension before you start working as some users remark that the trim nut might slide, which could cause issues later on. However, a vigilant worker won’t have any trouble keeping the cuts precise with the Pathonor Pousrewus700.

And the extra-thick blade that can handle any material isn’t the only thing that makes this model so impressive. Its handle is soft-coated and easy to grip so you won’t get tired even after several hours of woodcutting. With all of these conveniences and 3 free backup blades, you can clearly see why the Pathonor Pousrewus700 stands head and shoulders above all competitors.

Review of Pathonor Pousrewus700 Metal Handsaw Set, 12-Inch 5pcs

 

Stanley STHT20138

A Two-Pack of 12-Inch Sharpness

Without beating around the bush, if you're the kind of person that tends to work with big blocks of wood or metal and would like to slice them with effortless ease, then you should definitely give the Stanley STHT20138 a try.

This Stanley hacksaw is a big 15-inch model with a sharp one-sided 12-inch blade that cuts through metal, wood, and plastic equally easy. It’s a shame that you only get one with your purchase as this is a really high-quality product and you might feel reluctant to use the blades of any other brand afterwards. Curiously, though, you get a second saw at no additional cost, and that is still a great bargain for anybody that frequently works with such instruments.

For occasions when you need to do flush cuts or simply raise the tension, the knob on the Stanley STHT20138 has a special ergonomic design for manual adjustment. You can carefully choose the desired angle without straining your fingers.

Choose the Stanley STHT20138 if you want two durable metal-cutting hacksaws for the price of one. The 12-inch blade will take care of any materials you need to slice through and the ergonomic handle will prevent your hands from tiring. The model is a bit on the heavy side but it shouldn't stop anyone who isn't afraid to work with his hands.

Review of Stanley STHT20138 Solid Frame High Tension Hacksaw, 12"

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Tekton 6823

Affordable with an Extra Compartment

Do you often find yourself working on wood or metal and similar materials away from home, unable to get to any backup tools? If the answer is yes, you’ll definitely appreciate the Tekton 6823 since it has a nifty little feature that makes sure you’re never left stranded without a saw.

The main beam on the frame is fitted with a special hidden compartment in which you can store up to 6 backup blades. Thanks to this, you’ll never find yourself in trouble because of a dulled edge. Just make sure to stock up on the blades beforehand as you only get one with your purchase and some users remark that it won’t last too long under heavy use.

Of course, the Tekton 6823 is good not just because of the handy compartment. The frame itself is made out of high-end tubular steel and won’t twist even when facing the sturdiest metal you can find. Frankly, there is no other product of this quality at such an affordable price.

So, if you’re looking for a good hacksaw with a 12-inch blade and an easy way to keep backups on hand, the Tekton 6823 is just the right tool for you. Whether you want to make a regular cut or a flush one, the non-slip handle will help you keep a firm grip on the instrument as you saw the object quickly and easily. Furthermore, this is quite a solid low-cost tool that’s great if your work often takes you away from home and your arsenal of construction instruments.

Review of Tekton 6823 2-in-1 High-Tension Hacksaw

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Pasco 4290

Work in Tight Spaces

Ever find yourself trying to fix a leak or work on a small object in a tight space? If you’ve ever had trouble with this, you know how much of a pain it can be to work a full-size saw when all you want to do is make a small cut. Thankfully, you can always get the Pasco 4290 to help you slice any object even if it’s hard to reach.

This model is especially great for solving plumbing problems as the blade that comes with the saw is intended for sawing steel, brass, and any other hard materials. You won’t have any trouble cutting through a pipe or slicing off a piece of wood. However, using it on larger objects may be tough as the blade is just 6 inches long, a necessary sacrifice for the sake of a more compact design.

While you can’t actually adjust the angle on this model, it’s pretty easy to just turn the hacksaw itself and cut the materials whichever way you want. Other than that, the Pasco 4290 is the ultimate tool for working in cramped spaces or out in the field, all thanks to how small and lightweight it is. It may not be the most durable model, as some users claim that the blade gets dull in a couple of months, but at such a low price, you can simply buy several hacksaws without spending as much as you would on a high-end model. And if you truly want to be prepared for work out in the field, take a look at some tool belts to help you carry the instruments.

Review of Pasco 4290 Tiny Tim Hacksaw

 

RoomDividersNow MHSAW1

Deal with Cramped Spaces and Small Objects

The majority of hacksaws tend to be fairly large in size and weigh an extra pound or two, which isn't exactly ideal for field work or cutting smaller objects. Thankfully, you can always find an alternative on your own or heed our advice. And if the latter sounds like something you might do, we’d like to introduce you to the RoomDividersNow MHSAW1 mini hacksaw.

Now, this is one of the smallest models available with a 5.5-inch blade and 9.4-inch frame, which makes it perfect for dealing with smaller objects or cutting things that are stuck in extremely tight places. Whether you need to saw through a pipe or cut off a chunk of something blocking your way, this is the tool for you. Plus, we all know that you don’t always get the chance to move or turn the object you want to saw, especially out in the field. That is why the trim nut on this model has a special design that lets you adjust the angle in six directions from 90° to 180° without any additional effort required. No need to fiddle with the hacksaw trying to fit it in for a little flush cut, just carefully move the trim nut and you’re good to go.

Of course, the RoomDividersNow MHSAW1 does have its shortcomings since a 5.5-inch blade isn’t exactly well-suited for cutting large objects. It does, however, deal swiftly and easily with any small materials and if that’s what you usually work with, then it’s the right tool for you.

Review of RoomDividersNow MHSAW1 Premium Mini Hack Saw (6 Blade Angles)

 

What Is a Hacksaw?

Working with wood and metal means spending a lot of time cutting objects into the shapes you need. Since you can’t always use a bulky machine to automate the process, a hacksaw is the best solution. It is a compact, simple tool with a sharp blade that, depending on the quality of the model, will help you saw through steel, brass, wood, plastic, and a variety of other materials. You should also check to see if your instrument is tightened to high tension as it will ensure that the cuts you do are precise. Keeping the blade tense stops it from wobbling or giving way when you work with particularly tough materials.

When you go looking for the right tool, make sure that it has everything that fits your needs completely, including a frame that’s comfortable to grip even for long periods of time and a sufficiently sharp blade so you can slice through anything you want. For example, the best hacksaw for cutting metal would have an extra strong edge and likely come with some backup blades. Plus, it has to be sufficiently long to work with larger pieces. In that scenario, a 12-inch model should be able to do the trick.

Of course, after you’re done working on a piece, you should use a disc sander to polish it off. And, when you’re about to put it all together, you’ll surely need a good power drill.

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1. Hacksaw, Wikipedia.

2. Kris Jensen-Van Heste How to Use a Hacksaw, The Spruce. May 06, 2017.

3. The Hacksaw, Technology Student.

4. Hacksaw, HowStuffWorks.

5. Hacksaw: 6 Steps, Instructables.

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Publish Date: 2018-03-22 08:43:10