Cutting isn’t that simple. You need to use an appropriate saw for each type of material, hence, there is a need for you to familiarize the different types. There are two main types of saws: Hand saws and Mechanically Powered Ones. With its names alone, you can actually say that Hand Saws are used in manually cutting thins while the Mechanically Powered Ones are like machines, powered either by electricity or batteries. Now, let’s take a look at its subtypes and their uses:
Hand Saws. Years ago, these saws are very popular and useful in construction and home use. They are divided into two categories namely Regular and Back Saws.
Regular Hand Saws have thick and stiff kind of blades.
Coping Saw. Such saw is great for cutting complicated shapes and patterns you want to use such as wood moldings. It works best when cutting joints. Its steel blade is thin, hard, and stretched that forms C-shaped iron which is attached to a handle made of wood.
Hack Saw. This saw has fine teeth that are best in cutting a variety of materials such as metal, plastic, wood, and even bones. An arched metal frame holds the blade which is under tension.
Keyhole Saw. This kind of saw works best in cutting holes into drywall or soft wooden materials. It’s long and narrow blade makes it great for cutting the holes.
Plywood Saw. Plywood saw allows you to cut smoothly your materials. Traditionally, the blade of plywood saw is 11 inches long. It also consists of 14 teeth per inch.
On the other hand, Back Saws have thinner blades compared to Regular Hand saw. They also have fine and spaced teeth than the regular ones.
Miter Saw. Usually, a miter saw has 20 to a 30-inch long blade and is often regarded as large backsaw.
Tenon Saw. This saw has 12 to 16 inch-blade and is smaller than Miter saw. It works best for cutting tenons.
Mechanically Powered Saws. Through inventions came the rise of mechanically powered saws that are more convenient, fast working than Regular Hand Saws, but a bit expensive than the latter. It works through the small engine and powered by either electricity or chargeable batteries.
Circular Blade Saws. These saws are designed to cut different materials using an abrasive and toothed blade. It could cut materials such as metal, wood, plastic and steel in a rotary motion. Circular blades are powered either by electricity or batteries that usually come in 18V.
Reciprocating Blade Saws. A circular blade saw that is capable of cutting materials by moving the blade back and forth. It could also be attached to the fixed platform for easy cutting operation.
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Continuous Band Saws. While Reciprocating blade saws move back and forth to cut materials, the Continuous Band Saws has a continuous band of metal with teeth located on the outer edge. A chainsaw that is used to cut down trees and logs is an example of a continuous band saw.