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Porter Cable Tiger Claw
Porter Cable Tiger Claw

The ''Tiger Claw'' lets you cut in any situation, even between rafters and wall joists, with a standard 6'' blade. Rear gear housing adjusts up to 180 degrees in either direction with 13 positive stop..

Porter Cable Reciprocating Saws

Reciprocating saws can be classified into different categories by the use they fulfill. A Saws All for example is used mainly in construction and more in de-construction. Since it has no fence or table to rest against the stock it makes crude cuts through almost and material found on the job site.

With a change of the blade you can cut through metal, wood and plastic. It is very unlikely that a furniture maker would consider a Sawz All to be very useful but on a construction it can be irreplaceable.

A jig saw on the other hand is right at home in the work shop. It can make very fine and precise cuts and is used primarily for cutting out decorative patterns in furniture.

A scroll saw is the tool for you if you want to make fine cuts with high detail. Used a lot with patterns a scroll saw is capable of cutting out fine lettering and figures of cartoon characters. A scroll saw works by moving a up and down at very high speed. The blade is usually 5" long and comes in 3 main types.

  1. Scroll Blades are the most common blade and is used for cutting thicker materials.

  2. Reverse blades are designed to prevent splinter on the front and back from being chipped out while cutting.

  3. Spiral blades have a rasp appearance that allows the operator to cut in any direction.

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