"Bought the item to replace my previous rip-saw which is now quite blunt. The item was needed for some carpentry work and after half a dozen long cuts through mahogany I can say that it does the job very well. Teeth cut very cleanly and the handle is very comfortable. I have only given a three for reliability as the blade took a slight set when the tip jammed in the wood. This makes me think that the main blade is not tempered - particularly as it doesn't 'sing' like old saws. With heavy use it may start to exhibit kinks in the blade."