This is the firewood saw, the fence post saw, the cut-off-a-piece-to-fit-in-the-lathe saw. The frame of the bucksaw allows for a thinner blade, which makes it both cheaper and easier cutting. Intended for crosscutting green wood ranging up to about 9 inches in diameter, the blade, or web, may have simple peg teeth or some version of the modern-designed raker tooth arrangement discussed earlier.

The blade-stretching wooden frame of a bucksaw is under considerable strain when you tighten the metal turnbuckle or the toggle stick in the twisted cord. The pull on the ends of the blade doesn't stretch the metal—it just keeps it from bending. Once the blade is straightened out, the only give comes from the wooden uprights, bending like archer's bows. If you leave the saw under constant tension, the uprights will lose their elasticity as well as trying to bend to the sides in a cupping manner. Your work is done only when you loosen the saw and let the frame relax.

Green softwood tends to fuzz up in the kerf and seize on a blade lacking adequate set. If you set the saw teeth wider to keep it cutting, it works fine—until you need to cut a length of dried-out dogwood and the blade jumps around and tears into your hand. You may want to keep two bucksaws with different sets to use on different woods.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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