How to Use a Saw Correctly

In this video, I show you how to saw correctly. This is an essential skill to have under your belt especially when hand cutting joints. The points made in this video are from my own observations while teaching students, as well as extra tips learnt from the various tutors I have been fortunate to study with over the years. If you want to know more about the saws I own, have a look at my saws on kit.

This lessons objectives:

  • How to start a cut
  • How to follow a line
  • How to cut straight and square
  • Body positioning and movement

Go on. Draw a bunch of lines on a piece of timber and start practising from left to right. Evaluate your efforts after each attempt and work out what you did wrong and how to improve it. If you do that, I guarantee you will see a dramatic improvement as you progress along the board.

Great! Now you have learnt how to saw correctly, lets now move onto How to Chisel Correctly

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