As Graham Greene once said, “destruction is a form of creation”, which is why saws are such an important part of any construction project. Without the right tools, it’s impossible to size down our materials to the needs of the project. But different saws are required for different materials and different cuts, and knowing which saw you need can save you lots of time and energy.
A table saw is often the workhorse of any workshop. It allows for extremely precise cuts down the entire length of a piece of wood. It also allows for easy 90 degree cuts and because of its precision, minimal sanding is needed after the cut is made. However, these saws are not only expensive but also have quite a large footprint. They are usually installed in one place and not portable enough to bring to a job site.
Unlike a table saw where the blade is facing upwards towards the operator, a band saw blade faces down towards the wood. A band saw also takes up much less space than a table saw. With the right skill set and preparation, you can get cuts that are almost as accurate as a table saw with a band saw.
Jig Saw / Reciprocating Saw
Unlike table or band saws, jig saws are used to make much smaller and more intricate cuts. The fine blade allows for a completely custom cut of any shape and any angle. This type of saw definitely requires a steady hand and some skill to get the most out of it. They come in both permanent installation and portable versions, and there’s no real replacement when you need a custom cut.
Circular saws are known for their high amount of torque that can cut through tough materials like wet lumber and even concrete. Even within the circular saw category there are different varieties with different advantages, but these saws are usually for making smaller cuts to shorter the length of the material rather than a longer cut along it like a table saw or band saw can do.
This saw has special angle capabilities to cut corner pieces of wood at 90 degrees or 45 degrees. It is often used to cut trim where corners need to line up. Its an extremely useful tool for any carpenter.
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