A handsaw is a cutting tool used for cutting wood and other materials. It consists of a blade, a handle, and teeth that are used to make the cuts. The teeth of a handsaw are designed to cut in only one direction, and the handle is typically designed for a comfortable grip. The most common types of handsaws are the crosscut saw, which is used to cut across the grain of the wood, and the rip saw, which is used to cut with the grain of the wood. Other types of handsaws include the dovetail saw, coping saw, and hacksaw. Handsaws are useful for a variety of woodworking projects, including cutting boards, beams, and lumber.