I'm looking for both a crosscut and a ripsaw. I can't pay a lot at this time, so my question is if the saws at menards and lowes are fine, like the stanleys under $15, or should I just put out and buy something better? If I need to spend the money I will, but if the cheaper saws are fine I'd like to go that way for now.
Some what confused as to what type of saw you are looking for - a single saw that does both crosscut and ripping, OR 2 separate saws for those operations. The reply from rcp612 is a good answer if your intention is to do BOTH crosscut & ripping with one saw. Be safe.