It’s worth having a hacksaw, otherwise known as a junior hacksaw, in your toolbox, as they are extremely versatile and will happily slice through a number of materials. They feature a very slim, fine-toothed blade that can be used on wood, metal and plastic. Price depends on size, but the majority of models come in at under £10. Make sure the handle feels secure before using. Panel saws are the step up: bigger and studier, they are good for timber or if you’re trying your hand at carpentry. You can also get heavy-duty hacksaws which tackle tougher materials.