How should you store your saw?
How you choose to store your saw will largely be down to personal preference, however there are a few things you should bear in mind:
Store it safely
However you store you saw, ensure that it’s positioned securely, and not in any danger of falling onto somebody and causing an injury.
You should also ensure that it is out of reach of children.
Help prevent rust
However you decide to store your saw, it should be in a clean, dry area if you want to prevent the blade from going rusty. If you are storing it in a place that is prone to dampness, you can use silica gel packets to absorb some of the moisture.
When storing, you can lightly coat the blade with tool oil or WD40 to help keep rust at bay.
Protect the blade
If you decide to keep your hand saw in a drawer or toolbox, ensure you protect the blade so that it doesn't become damaged or blunt, should the saw come into contact with anything.
Some hand saws come with a protective cover to place over the blade when the saw is not in use.
Make your own cover
If your saw doesn’t come with a cover, you can make one from a piece of garden hose. Simply cut a piece to the same length as your saw blade, then slice down the middle with scissors or a utility knife and place it over the saw’s blade. This will prevent the saw blade and teeth from becoming damaged, and help prevent anyone injuring themselves on the sharp teeth.