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Here are some tips on effectively cutting wood using a hand saw.
A circular cut on wood is typically created by boring a hole using a brace and bit or a drill, then expanding it using a compass or a coping saw or a saber saw. If much of this work must be done, like in cutting a straight cut through floors, it is a good idea to round the end of a crosscut saw, extending the teeth so they form a semicircle. This can be used to cut directly on the floor without drilling. A similar result can be obtained by bolting half a blade of a circular saw to the base of a steel strip or an old saw.
When the saw cut would be of limited depth, create a fence from two thin strips of wood a bit longer than the saw blade...READ MORE>>>
by: Tip Writer