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Proper use of a Hand Saw

It's a recurring question and an endless battle for some. I just watched this episode from Roy and Chris Swartz on sawing. Its informative as a first step. If your having any issues are just enjoy a good informative flick check it out:

Episode 3009: Sawing Secret
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Neat trick using the refection in the saw to draw a square perpendicular line.
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Neat trick using the refection in the saw to draw a square perpendicular line.
IMO, the judgement of the reflection to create a 90 degree cut line would not be as accurate as using a combo or try square.

Just an observation in watching the video, Chris Swartz's hands don't look like woodworkers hands. They are in too good of a shape. No calluses, roughness, like I would expect to see. They sure don't look like mine.








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lol, funny observation C-man...

As for the reflection thing - while I agree with you c-man, taken in the spirit of the instruction though it's a "3rd Class" cut meaning it's for rough framing and thereby not intended to be dead accurate.

Not something I would probably ever do but neat all the same. If I ever timber frame a house though...

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
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The reflection trick will work, provided the saw is either square, or perpindicular at the start.

You can make an angled, bevel cut, and have a reflection that looks square.
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The reflection trick will work, provided the saw is either square, or perpindicular at the start.

You can make an angled, bevel cut, and have a reflection that looks square.
Yeah, but as Tom said that was used for a 3rd class cut...whatever that means.








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