Choosing the Proper Hand Saw For the Job – On the House

Choosing the Proper Hand Saw For the Job

By on April 19, 2014

In addition to making the job easier, using the proper hand saw will make for a better finished product, and will often contribute to job safety. The size and accuracy of a cut is determined by the number of the saw’s teeth, also called points, their size and setting.

If you want to rough-cut a piece of wood and aren’t concerned with what it looks like, a hand saw with large widely spaced teeth, will do the job.

If, on the other hand, you’re doing interior trim work like crown mold or chair rail, use a fine-toothed hand saw. And remember, having the right saw is only half the battle. Keep the saw sharp and store it in a location where the blade won’t be damaged by other tools. If the saw must be stored in a tool box with other tools, invest in a blade guard.

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