I decided to make a buck saw for an upcoming winter backpack trip. Surprisingly easy with the right tools. Very light weight and considerably cheaper than manufactured ones. There are many great vidjas on the Toobs showing you how to make your own. Some can be turned into a bow drill with the right notches. Go make somethin’ folks!
A Bucksaw is a hand saw generally used to cut logs or firewood to length (bucking). It usually has a metal frame (“H” or “C”-shaped) and a removable blade with coarse teeth held in tension by the frame. Lightweight portable or foldable models used for camping or back-packing are also available. It is often referred to as a bow saw in the North American hardware market, but that term traditionally refers to a different type of saw with a wooden frame.
A bucksaw is also a form of the crosscut saw. The width of the blade is constant from the teeth to the back. It is meant to cut wood fibers that are in tension and is thick so that it will be more difficult to bend on the push stroke. They can be either a one or two-man saw. Coopers often use bucksaws in their work. Bucksaws played a big part in shaping wood.