This IRWIN Universal Handsaw features a unique handle-to-blade design and triple-ground teeth to completely eliminate binding and cut up to 3 times faster than traditional handsaws through virtually any material. The universal tooth grind on each handsaw removes material quickly to combine the speed of a coarse-cutting saw with the finish of a fine-cutting saw. A tapered-pitch nose on the blade profile provides improved clearance through materials and adds stability to each stroke, while the thick-body saw blade uses a water-based lacquer coating that helps you deliver fast, controlled cuts.The Irwin 1773456 Universal 15-inch Handsaw delivers performance and quality results that users demand on the jobsite. With a patent-pending handle design, the angle in which force is exerted converts energy into full blade strokes, cutting through virtually any material. This specially designed handle, combined with universal triple grind teeth, completely eliminates binding, and cuts three times faster than traditional hand saws. The Universal Handsaw provides the speed of a coarse-cutting saw, and the fine finish of a fine-cutting saw. No matter what the applicationn this powerful handsaw will hold up to the demands on the jobsite, proving to be the only handsaw the professional tradesman will ever need.