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This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II. For the technology in Age of Mythology, see Bow Saw (Age of Mythology).

Bow Saw is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Lumber Camp once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, it allows Villagers to gather wood 20% faster.

Two-Man Saw is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses[edit | edit source]

  • Burmese: Bow Saw is free.
  • Chinese: Bow Saw is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Portuguese: Researching Bow Saw is 30% faster.
  • Vietnamese: Bow Saw costs no wood.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Rise of the Rajas[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The bow saw had a rounded handle like a bow with the saw blade connecting the bow ends. The bow saw was a more precise tool than previous saws. Woodcutters using it got more usable wood from each tree by reducing waste.
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