A few handy tips and hints that might help make the task just that little bit safer and easier.
- Using adult good quality tools makes the task easier
- Use a sharp 8 point (8 teeth per inch) handsaw for general cutting
- Have capable adults use electric tools unless under strict supervision
- Screw driver handle should be big enough to enable a good grip
- Square head screw drivers (with appropriate screws) tend to slip less
Use a tool belt.
It helps you keep all the most commonly used tools and hands reach. Such tools as pencil, measuring tape, hammer, nail punch, square and a few nails or odds and sods.
Use a pair of long nosed pliers
To hold a nail steady and in place until you have hammered it into the wood a little bit. This save you hitting yourself on the fingers with your hammer.
Clamp a piece of wood
Along the cutting line to act as a saw guide for the handsaw. Do not use your hand for a guide.