Make: Asks is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: What tool (or tools) that is not in your average maker’s arsenal do you find yourself grabbing for again and again when working on projects?

My Japanese hand saw finds often finds itself in my hands when I need to make precise, small cuts. It also helped enormously when I was learning how to make hand-cut dovetails.

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