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Our Best Bow Saw For Cutting Logs

Sep. 18, 2021

Know the following before choosing our best bow saw for cutting trees:

1. How to use a hacksaw

Make sure the frame is firm and the blade does not wobble. If so, adjust the tension regulator to tighten it. Always cut from the upper surface of the branch facing down, applying pressure on the push and pull stroke and positioning yourself above the branch. Rest the blade against the wood in a vertical position and work from waist height if possible. Operate the bow saw with your dominant hand and stabilize the branch with your non-dominant hand. Tuck your thumb under your body and place your hand on the wood away from the blade. Be very gentle on the first few cuts because the bow saw could get stuck or stuck here, which could cause it to bend or jump. Apply pressure slowly until the blade is completely beneath the surface before applying more pressure. Use the length of the saw blade as much as possible and don't bend the arm too much when cutting. Push your push stroke down and forward at an Angle of about 40°.

Our Best Bow Saw For Cutting Logs

2. Maintain the hacksaw

There are a few tricks you can use to maintain your bow saw and ensure it will last for you. Before using a bow saw, make sure the blade is not rusty. Use Rust Removing paste if you have. Lubricate the blade with some oil or candle wax. After using a bow saw, use a wet cloth to remove debris that may be stuck to the blade. Clean with a dry cloth to avoid rust. Store the bow saw in its bow saw blade guard when not in use. If you find that the blade is dull, please contact our sales staff, we also have reliable replacement blades.

3. Knuckle protection

A bow saw cuts branches from trees and saws logs. Each of these tasks usually needs to be done quickly. This is an effective action, but it can chafe the knuckle skin. So choose a hacksaw with a knuckle guard to protect your hands from injury. Our 36-inch BOW Saw comes with knuckle protection.

36 inch bow saw with knuckle protection

4. Blade (TPI)

Many manufacturers do not mention TPI. In contrast, Saw blades are usually rated by TPI (number of teeth per inch). The more serrations, the smoother the cut. However, high TPI blades can cause sawdust to get stuck in the grooves or gaps between the teeth, which can slow down the cutting process and overheat the blade (shortening its service life). Hacksaw blades are very rough -- only 3 TPI, rarely more than 14 -- allowing them to make fast, aggressive cuts. Low TPI leaves are ideal for greenwood; When cutting wood, a higher TPI model is better. This 48-inch BOW Saw not only comes with knuckle protection but also a freestanding box cutter to cut twigs for better work.

Our Best Bow Saw For Cutting Logs

These are all important things to know when choosing the right bow saw. We also have many different bow saws for you to choose from.