Other considerations are also important and everyone who uses such saws as part of their job should undergo full training on how to use the product safely, as well as general health and safety training. Here are a few more of the main considerations when using a tenon saw:
• Use protective eye wear such as goggles to protect the eyes from flying material
• Where possible, use a clamp to hold the item still and place non sawing hand on top of the clamp. This way, the hand is safely out of the way but the item shouldn't move or wobble.
• Keep the sawing arm level with the shoulder and extend the arm back and forth maintaining this line with shoulder.
• Moving the saw in one direction (towards you) make a groove before you start sawing. This will allow you to begin sawing safely without the saw flicking from the wood.
• Ensure there is no-one around who does not have the correct protective eye wear on and keep children well away from any sawing area.
Following these guidelines should allow you to use a tenon saw safely, however if in doubt leave it to the professionals. Sawing might look easy but it is quite difficult in practice. Getting a straight line can be difficult and may take some practice if you are not used to sawing, so in this case it may be worth paying someone to get it right.