Something I noticed today in the toolbox of a friend I was helping out with some home renovating. After picking up his hacksaw to make a cut I noticed the blade was on the wrong way. This is a simple mistake but my friend should have known better.
Hacksaw Blade Direction
When replacing the blade on your hacksaw the teeth must always point forward, away from the handle.
A hacksaw works by making a cut on the push stroke, not when pulling it back towards you.
Also while on hacksaws, try to use the whole blade while cutting by using longer strokes, not just short strokes that only use the teeth in the centre of the blade. Also by using longer strokes you need fewer strokes to complete the cut, and you will end up with an arm that isn’t as sore and tired as it might have been.
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