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|THE CROSSCUT SAW
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|The crosscut saw is ideal for cutting ‘planks’ / ‘boards’, to the correct length. It has a relatively coarse blade with eight teeth per inch (8 TPI). The saw has an s-shaped back and is usually 600mm in length.
|When cross cutting a piece of wood, it should be supported by two sawhorses. The length of wood, can be clamped to the sawhorses, for extra support. Use the free hand to hold the wood being cut, down on the sawhorses.
Sawing is made easier by rubbing a wax candle against the sides of the saw blade, before sawing commences. This ensures that the sawing action is smooth and the blade is much less likely to jam or stick.
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