USING THE CROSSCUT SAW
WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
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 cut (2).
To start the cut, place thumb (3) against the side of
the saw blade, being careful to hold it well above
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 evenly.
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 unevenly.