5 simple steps for smooth, successful cuts: 1) Turn on your saw and let the blade get to full speed before it contacts your material. 2) Give the blade time to cut, and don't “force” the saw forward. 3) Guide the saw with your dominant hand, and keep your eye on where the saw is going. 4) Support the sheet well so that it won’t move as you cut, and so that none of your parts fall. 5) Maintain control of your saw throughout the entire cut, making sure the saw doesn’t bind or kick back.