So your hole is cut, the pumpkin is clean, the pattern is laid out and you’re ready for the best part: carving!
There’s no question about it, having the right tools for the job will definitely make your life easier. While most of us don’t own an electric hand saw and Dremel set for pumpkin carving, investing in some real pumpkin carving saws (not those plastic ones that come with the books) is a game changer.
You can find a set online for about $20 and it comes with an assortment of tools designed for larger cuts, smaller cuts, curved cuts, and many more! Not only does their precision and ease of cutting create a nicer looking Jack-O-Lantern, but it also prevents many accidental injuries that result in trips to the Emergency Room for stitches!
For those who simply prefer the traditional route, start off by cutting the larger sections with a serrated knife and use a very sharp, smaller knife (such as a de-boning knife) to make more precise cuts. The sharper the better!