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    Most of the hacksaws I've seen cut on the return stroke, but one exception is the original Millers Falls "Star" power hacksaw (see it HERE . I had one of these, and it cut on the push stroke. Although it doesn't lift the blade, it unloads it on the return stroke if rotation is right way round. Mine cut quite effectively, but unfortunately was so worn that it could no longer cut straight. Needing the space, I donated it to a museum that was setting up a turn-of-20th century shop exhibit, where its appearance was more important than precision.

    I just thought I'd point this out, because someone long ago gave me that saw because he couldn't get it to cut worth a damn, assuming that it cut on the return stroke.