Hand saws are designed for making smaller cuts by hand into wood, metal or plastic, ensuring the material is the right size for the job. There are different types to choose from, including banded designs for small intricate cuts, or reinforced blades for work that requires a bit more force like cutting metal pipework. Hand saws are best used when space for a powered alternative is limited or on hard-to-reach tasks where it is easier to navigate manually. They are also handy when a quick fix is required without the need to set up larger equipment. Many come supplied with blades and can be replaced over time should they wear from general use.