There are 2 key secrets to sawing: buy good quality blands and
relax your grip. I prefer the LaserGold blades from Rio Grande.
When using blades, at least 2 teeth must touch the edge that
you’re sawing for the blade to grip. #2 and #3 blades usually
work for almost all sheet and wire that I saw. Occasinally, I
need a 3/0 or 4/0 if I’m sawing something wide like a sprue on a
Remember to have a really loose hand grip. Let the blade do the
work. Turn the metal into the blade not the blade around the
Some people like to wax the blade with a lubricant like bur-life
or plain wax. I don’t usually use a lubricant, as it is messy.
Draw your design on paper and then paste the paper to the metal.
Saw just outside the lines and then file back evenly to the