How to Use a Handsaw

Here are some techniques for good handsaw results

When woodworking with hand tools, one of the more labor intensive tasks is using a handsaw.

In this particular case he is using a crosscut saw. Same techniques apply for rip cutting, however a different saw is used due to the grain direction vs. the cut direction.

These techniques will help you cut straighter and expend less effort while cutting. He also shows a neat little saw bench you can make for your workshop that saves a lot of effort.

Comment below if you can better explain the concept of the reflection in the saw plate he mentions.


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