Use Pen or Shape tool?

I have been using the Pen tool for tracing drawings of closed shapes. However, due to it giving more Bezier handles than regular nodes I have been looking at other options. Would the Shape tool be better? I would have to do a little more work to add nodes using the Node editor and then drag them into position but I might have more control of the final product.


That’s interested me too. Any ideas?

So far, it has been a little easier to control the nodes and keep them from having bez handles. After creating the new shape - which I made a stencil - I had to delete the bez nodes OG added but it was much easier to delete four than a few dozen.