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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2014, 04:07:56 pm »

I find that just using a light grip on the handle prevents tendonitis for me. it also minimizes blade breakage.
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I agree with Bob,

If you're whole hand is wrapping around the handle, maybe you're 'stressing out' too much about it.

Relax.....breath.....just hold it with your fingers and thumb or if you feel better with your whole hand.....just grip it lightly.

When I learned to drive a car my Dad told me to hold the steering wheel like a small bird.  Don't strangle it.

It's similar with a jewelers saw....Just hold it firmly enough to feel the contact and try to get into a sort of 'zen' mental state. 

If your hand is anywhere NEAR tendinitis.....you're grip is WAY too tight. 
Relax, breath, and think of the small bird in your hand.  You don't want him to fly away but you don't want to squash him.  Relax...you'll get it.
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2014, 05:33:45 pm »

I remember an incident when I was teaching a class on jewelry making where  one of my students was a just divorced middle aged woman. After I went through my method of gripping the saw handle I let them start on their own. I heard her ripping away at the metal with a determined vengeance and a death grip on the saw. I reminded her that she should grip it lightly and not force the saw forward. A few minutes later the RUCK! RUCK! sound was again coming from her. I went through the routine again and she explained about her (obviously bitter) divorce and her now apparent inability to relax and focus on her sawing. She must have envisioned the saw handle being her ex's neck because she never loosened grip on that saw. She never came back for the rest of the class.
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2014, 07:11:35 pm »


That's too funny.
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2014, 08:50:06 am »

A while back I kept having the black wooden saw handle fall off my favorite saw frame so I turned a new one on the wood lathe, I did pay attention to what felt good as I was turning it. Also paid attention to the fit on the saws tang. Epoxied that one on. Better fit does help relax the grip- but this is a very individual thing from person to person.
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2014, 05:08:27 am »

I  hear a RUK, RUK RUK sound it shows that they are forcing the saw through the metal with the death grip on the handle.

If you hear a 'RUK RUK RUK', the blade it's going to break soon. The blade should go smoothly through the metal, just a little effort ...

Another possible mistake - not mentioned here as far as i see- is to use the same blade both for wood & metal. HSS blades are not suited for cutting wood. One should have a different saw ready for every different material he needs to cut.

Anyway, if you suspect your saw doesn't advance too well, and your technique is the right one, change your blade and try another one.

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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2014, 09:08:48 am »

I remember an incident when I was teaching a class on jewelry making ""snip"" She must have envisioned the saw handle being her ex's neck because she never loosened grip on that saw. She never came back for the rest of the class.
Bob

One session with the therapist was apparently all she needed...
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