Magician cuts himself in two
To summarize briefly, what appeared to be David’s legs and feet were actually those of another actor who switched leg positions quickly with David ( see diagram below ) as he got into the wooden chest. His loose shirt would cover a space between him and the accomplice for the saw to go between. The saw fitted into a special slot with safety guards on either side.Death Saw -Magician cuts himself in two .
There are a lot of little tweaks and safety precautions built into the trick. As the saw action was reversed, the actor and David would use a brief period of distraction to swap leg and feet positions so that David could be shown complete.Magician cuts himself in two.
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His loose shirt would cover a space between him and the accomplice for the saw to go between.