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The Best Saw for Cutting Down a Christmas Tree

This Old House Editors give advice on the best saw for cutting down an evergreen tree


What's the best saw for cutting down a Christmas tree? —Kristin Haag, Rocky point, N.Y.


We like metal bow saws. They're lightweight and make fast cuts through wet, sappy wood. Be sure to make long, smooth strokes, using as many of the blade's teeth as you can. And don't press too hard. The more pressure you apply, the likelier it is that the kerf will curve and the harder you'll have to push and pull. Let the blade do the work and you'll be through that trunk in no time.



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