In the past post we saw the hand saws, today we will focus on the woodworking saws. Like the saws, they are a basic tool for every woodworker. It can be use in the ordinary works, and for the maximum precision works. And it is that, unlike the hand saw, the saw has the advantage of having a movable blade. You can have as many different woodworking saws as you want, without having to change the frames 🙂
Parts of a woodworking saws
Every saw, according to tradition, had a frame with two arms and a crossbar but nowadays many have simplified their bow shape. The higher the tension, the less movement the blade will have and the easier it will be to drive the cut.
The type of blade and the frame size will greatly determine the function of each saw. For example, a fine saw consists of a thin blade and a thick tooth. In this way, it is used for fine precision cuts, like the sawing of spikes or wood lace.
On the other hand, there are contouring saws, with a blade much thinner than the previous one. This allows cutting smaller pieces. In this case they serve to work ornaments or touch-ups in the wood.
But if we speak of precision, we must speak of marquetry saws. It takes a lot of patience and delicacy to know how to use them well, but the result can be astonishing. For this reason, they are used for the cutting of wood sheets and works that require the maximum precision.
Choosing a good blade
There are many types of blades. For example, there are woodworking saws with 5-centimeter or larger teeth designed to cut entire logs.
In any case, the type of cut we want will determine the type of blade and frame we need. The leaves with teeth plus grids will eat more wood. You should know that if the saw is shorter, it will serve for short cuts.
Our recommendation is that you have as many different blades and frames as possible. If you already know which type of blade you are going to use, buy several of the same type. This advice, from experience, can save you a lot of time and worries.
And for you, what is your favorite woodworking saw?
See you in the next post 😉
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