Hello! I'm new to this forum and woodworking. I've done a bit of DIY woodworking but I want to build my skills a bit. I'm planning to make a fairly simple box cabinet to hold a tv video recorder. I've got a design I'm happy with. In order to make the panels for the sides, top and shelves I want to join a series of pine planks along the edges with glue and dowls. I have a beginners question. I need to cross cut the planks. With a hand saw. I have a cheap circular saw but it seems a bit too brutal for the job. I've invested in a finer panel saw than the 7 teeth per inch hard point saw that I had for about £5 from B&Q but I'm still getting the grain tearing along the cut. How do I prevent this?