If you want to cut wood or lumber to make a table, you must make a good use of tools. Otherwise, it’ll seem to be very difficult to cut into the exact shape you want. Frame saw is one of the convenient tools for cutting or ripping staffs. As a type of rip saw, frame saw consists of a relatively narrow and flexible blade held under tension within a rectangular frame. Specially designed for making rip cuts, the cutting edge of each tooth has a flat front edge and it is not angled forward or backward. This design allows each tooth to act like a chisel, preventing the saw from following grain lines, which could curve the path of the saw. By acting like a chisel, the saw can more easily cut across deviating grain lines, which is necessary if a straight cut is to be achieved.
Here are some simple instructions on how to rip wood neatly with the frame saw. First of all, stand the wood up lengthwise and hold it tightly. Be sure that your hand is away from the area you are about to saw. Then, make a small mark on the place you want to rip. Finally, place the saw end closest to your hand at the far edge of the wood, and move the saw forward and backward on the line you want to cut. Cut straight until you’ve sawed through the wood. It’s not very complicated, but you need to make sure that you place the wood firmly and to saw steadily. If needed, find some one to assist you. In the end, I’m sure that you can make your own home-made work pieces.