Types of Powered Saws

A saw is a tool used for cutting through a variety of materials, including lumber, metal, and stone. A traditional saw was made up of a blade and a handle while the newer ones have wires or chains with hard-toothed edges that make the cut when in contact with a workpiece. Below are some of the most common saw types.

Circular Saw

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A circular saw is a power saw designed to cut through workpieces using an abrasive or toothed disk or blade. Usually, the saw cuts through materials in a rotary motion where it spins around an arbor to make the cut.

A circular saw can be used for cutting through a number of materials other than wood. You can, therefore, use it on wood, masonry, metal, and plastic materials. It can either be mounted on a machine or hand-held.

Miter Saw

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A miter saw is a model of saw used for making crosscuts and miters in a more accurate and precise way. To cut through a workpiece, the mounted circular saw blade or large backsaw is pulled onto it in a quick motion.

A miter saw is also referred to as a chop saw if it is an abrasive cut off saw. Also, it can be referred to as a drop saw.

Table Saw

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Also called a bench saw or saw bench, a table saw is a woodworking power tool that protrudes through the top of a table. It is designed with a circular saw blade that is mounted on an arbor and is then driven by an electric motor. The motor can be driven by either belt or gears.

The table on which the saw is mounted provides support for the workpiece one is working on. It is, therefore, a work surface by default.

Hole Saw

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This model is mainly a saw blade with a ring or annular shape and used for drilling holes into workpieces. The annular kerf is designed to make precise hole cuts into the material in question without the need to cut up the core of the workpiece.

The hole saw is typically used in a drill and has a pilot drill bit at the center for preventing the teeth from walking.


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A chain saw is a mechanized and portable saw that makes cuts using a set of teeth attached to a rotating chain. The chain in return runs along a guide bar. The saw is usually used for tree felling, pruning, bucking, and limbing tasks. It can also be used for cutting firebreaks as well as firewood harvesting.

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