In this video, I detail the different types of saws available, their uses and their limitations. By the end of the video, you should have a good understanding of what to look for when buying a saw to ensure you don't waste your money on the wrong thing.
This lessons objectives:
The different saw sizes
Rip tooth vs Crosscut
Which saws are the most versatile
Which saw is best for you
Unlike the planes and chisels, a higher price doesn't necessarily mean a better saw. A prime example of this is Japanese saws which are usually quite affordable and perfect for beginners. I personally prefer using a wester push saw simply because it's what I trained with. But I would encourage you to try both and see that you prefer.
Western Style Saws
If you're interested in knowing what my 5 favourite tools for hand cut joinery are. Have a look at this video.