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Learning about wood saws is important for any wood Worker


All wood saws are unique in that they all are able to serve different functions in the work shop. Everyone knows that a jig saw is going to be much better suited for a cutting decorative trim piece rather then a circular saw.

Most saws however have a number of similarities as well. All saws use a blade in one form or another to cut through wood. These blades are either driven by an electric motor or by muscle power to make a cut. These blades all use a sheering action to make the cut as opposed to an abrasive action like a sander or a rasp that abrade the wood.

There are 3 main saws types based on the action of the blades that they use. The first is the circular action that is most common on table saws, miter saws and any other saw that uses a circular blade. The second is a continuous feed blade like those seen on a band saw. The third action is a reciprocating action like that used by a jig saw or a saws all.

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Radial Arm Saws

Radial Arm Saws
Literally a circular blade driven by a motor all mounted on a raised carriage system.
Miter Saw Miter Saw
An essential part of and wood workers shop, especially a furniture maker.
Table Saw Table Saw
The number of uses for a table saw are too many to list
Reciprocating Saws Reciprocating Saws
Uses a rapid up and down blade action to cut through wood.
Hand Saws Hand Saws
Have been able to hold their own in the shop against all the new power tools available today.
Circular Saws Circular Saws
A versatile tool that is used widely through out the residential construction industry
Band Saws Band Saws
A wood working tool that is often overlooked when equipping a wood working shop.

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