I have been reconverted to hand tools only. Sold my thicknesser last week and planning on visiting someone today to look at a couple of disston rip saws
There is a genuine wood-hand intimacy that can come from hand tools. I know of many people who experience it and choose your path. Their’s can be an almost spiritual experience.
Me? Too many splinters down that path.
I was unsuccessful in acquiring a saw
I have a Stanley rip saw if you want it. Also a saw set.