Tilt-Lock Hand Saw design was born out of the idea of creating compact hand saw with double-edged blade. You can read the designer’s explanation below.
This project was a challenge to redesign a traditional hand tool by updating the aesthetics and function. I chose to design a hand saw after I used one while working on a few projects in my dad’s garage when I didn’t have access to power tools.
I experienced a few situations that fueled some new ideas. A traditional hand saw is an effective tool for making simple cuts, yet they are bulky and take up a lot of room. There are different kinds of saws for different kinds of cuts. For example, if you’re cutting across the grain of the wood, you will want to use a crosscut saw. The teeth on a crosscut saw angle back and have a beveled edge. The teeth are also much smaller than those on a ripsaw. This design allows the saw to act like a knife-edge that cleanly slices through the wood grain. I decided to design a saw that combines both tooth patterns on opposite sides of each other for interchangeable use. The handle is made to rotate and lock into place to accommodate either cutting position. Lastly, this design features a rounded nose that aids the user by preventing getting caught on push-backs, thus making the overall use of the tool more friendly.
Designer : Richard Motzkus