Bow saws have been in use since ancient times and they’re still popular today. Why? Because they work. These saws will handle everything from trimming mid-sized branches that might obscure the view from your deer stand to cutting larger logs for firewood. Because they’re hand tools, bow saws are very safe and because there is no noisy engine to worry about you can trim around deer stands or along trails without spooking deer. You’ll also get a little workout in while you’re sawing. Here are some key things to consider before you buy a bow saw.