How to Saw Straight with a Handsaw | Paul Sellers

How to Saw Straight with a Handsaw | Paul Sellers

Ever wondered how to saw straight? Paul shows in detail how to cut an accurate and straight saw cut.

This provides some skills you will need to challenge yourselves to bigger and better projects. Using a handsaw to may prove harder than you think but with these tips and tricks, you will be able to saw straight and accurately.

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50 Comments

  1. Wolfman on May 2, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Thank You Paul!!! I have been having a heck of a time. 😃👍😎



  2. Dada on May 2, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Paul, my father was a carpenter before he became a civil engineer and he taught me how to use hand tools. The saw is my arch nemesis and my father always tease me and challenge me to make a straight cut. My cuts were always swervy.



  3. Jonah Innuksuk on May 2, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Any tips on cutting angles? I’ve never seen hand sawing without getting parallel cuts.



  4. Heem OfficialYoutube on May 2, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Wish I woulda watched this before butchering my wood



  5. mjoto on May 2, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Putting up wooden baby gates. I work late at night. Hand saw is the only option for me. Thank you sir



  6. Geordie Lad on May 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    lol



  7. Leonard on May 2, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Just perfect and exactly what I needed to clear some thoughts and concerns about what I was doing. Very well, thank you.



  8. Joel G on May 2, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for this. I want to do a few woodworking projects, but I don’t trust myself to use power tools safely nor do I have the space to operate bigger equipment. Naturally this leaves using a hand saw but I’m hopeless with them. I’ll pick up a vice and give this a try.



  9. Intercepting Fluxing on May 2, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Great Mr. Sellers! Wish you had shown us the split.



  10. Azadeh on May 2, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    What vice is that? Where can I buy one?



  11. Finlay Biddlesden on May 2, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I need to cut garden sleepers that are 2.4m long but I’ll never get them in the vice…!🤣



  12. Tiamat Sue on May 2, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks! xxx



  13. Jennifer Haefner on May 2, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    What if i dont have a vice?



  14. 1romcat on May 2, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Won’t the oil lubrication discolour the wood?



  15. Norman French on May 2, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Everything you do is either on the untidy bench or using a vice. What do you do if you do not have a bench and a vice?.



  16. samkelisiwe dube on May 2, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    He makes using a saw look so easy



  17. Rostislav Mogildya on May 2, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    u trash u are sawing very bad



  18. Nixofftime on May 2, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    This video actually was very insightful and philosophical. I subbed as soon as the video was done!



  19. Bartłomiej Szczęsny on May 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    First of all sharpness of saw and for second quality…. Even best saw which is not straight, not sharp or just very cheap, make a difference



  20. Stef an on May 2, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing these techniques, you’ve helped me a lot. I still need a ton of practice though 🙂



  21. kay kendall on May 2, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    But how do you do this if you don’t have a work table like that



  22. Dave Smith on May 2, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    All that wood dust and no mask?



  23. Tater Bapple on May 2, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I could watch Paul saw, plain or chisel wood all day long. I would love to work alongside him for the day. I love wood. Magical.



  24. Ethan Tremblay on May 2, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you Paul. This was very informative



  25. Col Sanjay Bajpai on May 2, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Wonderful



  26. Luigi on May 2, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks now i can make my wood kunai thiner



  27. ואתה חשבת שאני יהודי on May 2, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    thats a really fast saw damn



  28. coach frankie on May 2, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Awesome tips . Thank you



  29. Subversive Sounds on May 2, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Jeez you will not believe how bad I am. My cuts are so wonky that my saw gets stuck half way through



  30. Jennifer Rossie on May 2, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Very good thankyou!



  31. Frederick Cornwell on May 2, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you. Now I can saw straight.



  32. Ralph W Cansler on May 2, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing.



  33. ILLinois on May 2, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks & hello from Plano, Illinois



  34. Unite America on May 2, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you nice technique and lesson.



  35. Libo sen on May 2, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Uuugggh wish i watched this before i cut….. Now i have a crooked wood



  36. Kate on May 2, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Excellent explanation. This exactly the cut i need to make for garden furniture slats. New subscriber. Cheers.



  37. Matthew Comba on May 2, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Damn!! You are awesome. Thank you. I’m learning so much.



  38. J B on May 2, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    So nice to hear a lovely soft Midlands(?) accent on one of these videos. Thanks!



  39. purkleL on May 2, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    So that’s why the saw is bendy!! I always wondered!



  40. Weeb Dog on May 2, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I only came because this looks extremely satisfying.



  41. El Chaarawy on May 2, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    3:16 lmao me every time



  42. Koyrion on May 2, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    unintentional ASMR



  43. christian stitt on May 2, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    my main hobby is wood, i dont have much use of my left arm,and i dont have power tools and i am learning this stuff all over again after 7 brain aneurysms, these tips are helping me so much , thank you paul !



  44. Shauma on May 2, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    The sound of the sawing changed when you got to that knot at the end.



  45. Harvey Tolentino on May 2, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you, Paul for a knowledge that’s worth fatherly advice cuz I never had one beside me.



  46. Dieter Koch on May 2, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Found my new favourite woodworker!!! Awesome video thank you



  47. dandeleona on May 2, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    What happens if you clamp a mirror to the table showing the backside of the piece so you can watch both sides at the same time?



  48. VonTyrant on May 2, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you… you made that look easy. I could not even have cut straight across the grain on that piece of wood.



  49. Avoid Hell Seek Jesus who died for our sins on May 2, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Ok man. Seek the Lord and saviour Jesus Christ before it’s too late. John 3:16
    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Hell is real and Heaven is also real. You don’t want to spend an eternity in Hell torment without God. The only way to escape Hell is to follow Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour. Study the KJV Bible to know more and pray and seek until you find Jesus. Don’t delay tomorrow might be too late. You are not promised even the next minute. Do it now



  50. Juan Pereyra on May 2, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Awesome teacher. I even cut a bagel 🥯 perfectly.