I enjoy the ease and control of a pull saw, but those qualities still don’t guarantee perfect cuts. To achieve that, use a handscrew clamp to guide the cut.

First, align the clamp alongside the cut mark using a square. Then, rest the body of the saw blade against the clamp and use your fingertips to maintain that contact. A sharp blade and your focus on the sawing action will yield a perfect cut.
—Bill Murr, Brooklyn, Md.