Powered saws are considered the saws of this high-tech era. No longer do workers rely on handsaws these days. But with all the powered saws from SawingPros available today, which one should you use for a particular job? Let’s see what each one is made for.
Band Saw (Stationary & Portable)
These saws are ideal for detailed cutting of curves into the wood. It could also cut pipes, tube, and PVC but only to a limited depth only.
This makes use of a linked chain and fall under the classification of band saws. They’re best for tree-related tasks.
As the biggest portable edition of a circular saw, this saw is tailored to cut through stone and metal.
This tool uses a toothed blade and is one of the most common powered saws. It can cut through plastic, wood, metal, stone, and more.
Compound Miter Saw
Designed to make miter, straight, and compound cuts, the miter saw’s blade is attached to an arm which can adapt complicated angles, allowing it to make cuts for intricate scrollwork and trim.
As the name implies, this saw is made to re-saw flooring—bamboo, engineered, laminate, or hardwood.
This versatile handheld saw consists of a short and fine-toothed blade that moves up and down at various speeds. It’s designed to make detailed curves and other irregular shapes. Jigsaws nowadays can be corded or cordless.
Perfect for trimming and other tasks that involve accurate angle cuts and measurements, the miter saw can rotate up to 45 degrees to any of the sides of a straight 90-degree cut. This tool can also be used to cut long mitered ends. Hence, the name.
This saw is a handy tool used to prune tree branches. It’s an excellent saw for landscaping.
Radial Arm Saw
This tool enables the user to create similar miter cuts, compound cuts, and more. All you have to do is place the blade and motor on an arm which stretches out over the cutting table.
Similar to the jigsaw, the reciprocating saw features a blade that quickly moves back and forth. It’s ideal for slicing through wood, tubing, and plastic. It can also be used to cut beneath wood joints or walls thanks to its powerful blades that can cut nails and wood.
Sometimes referred to as rotary tool, this saw has a fixed blade and a small screwdriver-type handle. It’s recommended for cutting into the wall for repairs and others. Because it’s versatile, it can be used for crafts to construction.
This saw can be utilized with a band, a continuous, or a reciprocating blade. It’s a narrow-bladed saw tailored to make complex spiral lines, scrollwork, or patterns.
This saw is called a table saw because it has a high-speed motor which is mounted beneath a flat table. Its blade, which projects up through a slot, is a bit larger than the circular saw blade.