What are the different types of Saws Available?

Hey guys! You must have heard about Saws that are required to do different types of cutting works such as cutting of wood, metals, or stones. Does a single saw perform all these functions? Or are there different types of saws for various purposes? 

Let’s check it out here in this blog!

What do you mean by a Saw?

A saw is a cordless powertool with a hard toothed edge that consists of a tough blade, wire, or chain. It is used to sever materials, most commonly wood, but also metal and stone. The cut is made by pressing the toothed edge against the material and moving it back and forth, or continuously forward and back.

Different Types of Saws

Let’s have a look at the different types of power saws and their uses.

  1. Circular Saw: Circular saws use a toothed blade, typically between 7-¼ and 9 inches in diameter. They are the most common type of powered saw, and accept blades that cut all types of wood, metal, plastic, masonry, and more.
  2. Compound Miter Saw: Compound miter saws are used to make straight, miter, and compound cuts. Instead of pivoting up and down the way a miter saws cuts, the blade is mounted on an arm that can be adjusted for complex angles, including cuts for complex scrollwork and trim. It is one of the best time-savers when you need to trim out windows or add crown molding.
  3. Jigsaw: This handheld saw has a short, fine-toothed blade that moves up and down at variable speeds. This is one of the few saws which are designed specifically for cutting curves and other non-straight lines. Look for a jigsaw with a long cord or even a cordless option.
  4. Reciprocating Saw: This saw has a blade that moves back and forth very quickly like the jigsaw. They are used for cutting tubing, wood, and plastics, and are also used for cutting beneath walls or wood joints because the blades can cut nails as well as wood. An invaluable tool for demolition work.
  5. Table Saw: Table saw blades tend to be a little larger than for a circular saw, and consist of a high-speed motor mounted beneath a flat table. To adjust the depth of the cut, the blades rise out of the table bed. Table saws are great for making numerous rip cuts or preparing a large number of identically sized pieces. 
  6. Metal Cutting Saw: One of the largest portable versions of circular saws, a metal cutting saw (also called Chop Saw) is manufactured in both metal and masonry cutting versions. Both types use toothless blades manufactured with special abrasives designed for the materials to be cut.

Where to get this?

You can make a more informed decision on what to buy now that you understand some of the basic types of saws and their uses. Always keep in mind that you should buy a saw that will be useful for your needs to avoid wasting money. Get in touch with us today if you’re looking to buy budget saws in Canada! At www.cordlesspowertools.ca, we’re happy to assist you.

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