USING THE CROSSCUT SAW
In using the crosscut saw, place the work on a
level just below the knees. Place one sawhorse,
bench or other support (1) fairly close to line of
To start the cut, place thumb (3) against the side
of the saw blade, being careful to hold it well
Start the cut by drawing back a few inches of
teeth at the heel of the saw a few times.
At approximately a 45 degree angle, saw only
on the downward stroke applying pressure
Keep the saw blade at a right angle to the work
surface by checking the saw position
occasionally with a try square (4).
When nearing end of cut, hold the waste side of
the wood to prevent board breaking off