How To Use A Hand Saw

How To Use A Hand Saw

Knowing how to use a hand saw can come in handy at various times and this VideoJug gives you the necessary steps to do so. Highlighting safety and technique, this video shows you how to use both a tenor saw and a panel saw, two of the most popular saws available.

Now, I'm going to take some time to just show you how you use the two most popular saws on the market. Just a quick tip before we go any further. Obviously, these are wood saws and you couldn't cut plastic and other minions et cetera with them, purely wood.

If you would, you'd probably just dull the blade. You wouldn't actually hurt yourself but you would dull the blade and it would be useless and you'd have to discard it. So only use fibrous boards and woods.

So basically, when you cut the wood, always clamp it down. If you don't when you saw it, this is going to move about and not very easy to cut. Simply, I was going to clamp that down, so now that's what the work piece clamped down.

First of all, we're going to use the tenor saw. As I said earlier, we're going to use this mainly in fine carpentry. But I'm just going to show you how to use it across the grain as if you were cutting a housing joint.

I'll simply start with my thumb on the timber, push the saw up to my thumb. You would normally have a pencil line across here and I would just go at it across the pencil line. Starting with the top of the blade, I would slowly just draw it backwards and forwards.

Don't rush this because this has a tendency to bounce and you'll end up coming across your hand. So, nice and slowly and take your time. When you've cut that to the required depth, you literally go over to the other side.

Now what I would simply do is just to get my chisel and hammer, and remove the excess from the center, causing the housing joint. Now, we're going to move on to the traditional panel saw. This isn't a rip saw.

A rip saw is a similar looking, but a bigger blade. Basically as you can see here, we've got a pre-finished MDF board. And basically what I'm going to do is slowly, once again starting at the front, start to saw, slowly drawing it backwards and forwards, using all the saw because what you'll do is you'll dull the center of the saw if you don't.

As you can see there, it's nice and straight and I've got no chip out. If I was to pull it back, I would rip out the board. This is no good particularly if you're fitting.

So, there you have it. That's how you use two saws, the most you get on the market, and I hope you enjoy using them. Thanks for joining us on how to use hand saws. .