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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

  • Burmese: Bow Saw is free.
  • Chinese: Bow Saw is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.

History Edit

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.

Economic technologies in Age of Empires II

Town Center: I: Loom II: Wheelbarrow III: Hand Cart
Dock: III: Gillnets
Lumber Camp: II: Double-Bit Axe III: Bow Saw IV: Two-Man Saw
Mill: II: Horse Collar III: Heavy Plow IV: Crop Rotation
Mining Camp: II: Gold MiningStone Mining III: Gold Shaft MiningStone Shaft Mining
Market: II: CartographyCoinage III: BankingCaravan IV: Guilds