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.
knows that a jig saw is going to be much better suited for
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.