YouTube tool videos, the bad, the worse, the silly: cordwood saw, crosscut saw.


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

The bad videos are piling up so it’s time to show you what NOT to do with old tools! Today’s I have a crosscut saw and 2 cordwood saw videos and not a good one in the lot!

First up is this cordwood saw video. For crying out loud, if you value your life, avoid walking around the blade side of a running cordwood saw if possible, especially in a congested area with possible slip and fall hazards from dropping the cut wood on the ground.

Second up is a crosscut saw video. First, forget the competition type crosscut saws for work unless you like working a lot harder than you need to. Sawing your firewood isn’t a race. second, if you’re going to one man saw, use a proper one man crosscut saw. A two man blade that long and that heavy is going to be darned hard for anyone to control.

Last on the “Wall O’ Shame” is another cordwood or buzz saw video. If you like keeping all your parts attached, keep both hands on the same side of the darned saw! Reaching across the running blade is an engraved invitation to a nasty accident.

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