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can you use a bread knife as a snow saw? Answered

i was wanting to make an igloo during the winter but a snow saw is expensive and my family has a bread knife from paula deen cookware.

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quatch (author)2013-01-14

Yes. I have too :)

That said, for igloo building it is not quite ideal. A machete will do you better, as the extra length really helps the fitting stage.

I do snow science, and a bread knife is an integral part of our field equipment. That a putty spreader, and a paint brush.

Have a look at this video too: http://www.nfb.ca/film/how_to_build_an_igloo/

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mpilchfamily (author)2013-01-14

Any saw will work. The more teeth it has the cleaner the cut you'll get. As bwrussell suggested be sure to clean and dry the blade afterwards.

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bwrussell (author)2013-01-14

I'm sure it will work, maybe no as cleanly as a real one but good enough for a backyard igloo. A hacksaw could also work. Just make sure to dry it afterward so it doesn't rust.

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