This section is from the book "Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building", by James C. et al. Also available from Amazon: Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry And Building.
There is a saw, which is much used for general work, which combines the qualities of the rip saw and the cross-cut saw. It is called the "hand saw," and is a cross between the other two. It may be used for either cutting with the grain or against it, but in any case does not do such good work as the special saw which is intended for the particular kind of work which is at hand.
Fig. 21. Slope of Teeth of Cross-Cut Saw.
Fig. 22. Cross-Cut Saw, Blade Edge-On.
Fig. 23. Back Saw.