1. Always Supervise
2. Use child sized saws!
3. Use a dust mask
4. Sharp tools are safer
5. Clamp well and keep hands away
6. Wear shoes (no sandals)
7. Wear safety gloves
8. Wear goggles
9. Practice with toy saws first
10. Then practice on soft fiberboard
--It is important to practice by guiding the child’s arms
--Saw in a back ‘n’ forth motion putting pressure on the forward motion
--Let the saw do the work
--An adult should start the cut
It is the process not the product that counts
Young children are not going to cut straight
They will get tired (This makes it easier to take turns!)
Use soft wood thick enough to allow more than one child to saw the same piece.
Introduce the children first to a toy saw and clamps
Explain safety guidelines
Let the children examine the toy saw
Introduce the children to the real saw and the wood
Explain safety guidelines AGAIN!
Set up wood in the clamps and secure tightly!
Make starter cut—demonstrating how the saw works