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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.


Day 1

Introduce the children first to a toy saw and clamps

Explain safety guidelines

Let the children examine the toy saw

          Practice holding

          Practice sawing

Day 2

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


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