USING THE HACKSAW - Continued
Secure the material (4) to be cut in a vise or
other holding device to avoid vibration which
may snap the blade.
To make an accurate cut, use a file (5) to make
a notch for guiding the first strokes of the saw.
Steady the saw by holding the handle with the
hand and the frame with the left.
Hold the blade parallel to the work surface and
cut on the push stroke, being careful not to bear
down too hard. Draw the blade back using no
pressure each time.
Saw at a rate not to exceed 40 to 50 strokes per
CARE OF SAWS
Store blades in a dry place and apply a light
coat of oil when not in use. This will keep the
blades from rusting.
Never use a woodcutting saw to cut through
nails or other metal.
Between cuts, place saw flat on a work bench or
in a spot where teeth cannot be damaged.
Avoid placing heavy tools or objects on saw
blades as this can result in distortion of the
Do not force the saw if it binds. Use a wedge to
spread the cut.
Replace damaged saw handles with new ones
immediately when needed.
To keep saw teeth in top condition, touch up the
teeth with a file occasionally.
Always loosen the blade tension on a hacksaw
when not in use.
Always protect saw blade teeth from coming in
contact with metal or other material that may
Always remove the nested saw blade from the
handle for storage.