The Different Types of Saws

Category: Concrete Saw

A saw is a thin plate of steel that is serrated at the edge for cutting purposes, by a reciprocal change in motion, pulling it toward you and pushing it away from you. The cut that a saw makes, or the part that is taken away in a board is a thin slice that can be found between parallel planes or a deep, narrow channel of equal thickness.

Saws come in varying kinds: the half ripper saw, the ripping saw, the hand saw, the panel saw, tenon saw, sash saw, the dove-tail saw, the compass saw, and the key-hole or turning saw.

The teeth of each of these saws are designed so they can contain an angle of sixty degrees, both external and internal angles, and an incline more or less forward, since the saw is made to cut traverse to, or in the direction of the fibers. They are also different in lengths and breadths, and this is depending on what they are used for.

Their teeth are bent alternately to each side, so that the plate may clear the wood.

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Let us take a look at some of these saws.

  1. The Ripping Saw: This saw is used to divide or slit wood in the direction of the fibers; the teeth of this saw are large, being eight in three inches. The front of the teeth is perpendicular to the line that ranges with the points. The length of the plate is about twenty-eight inches.
  2. The Half Ripper: This saw, like the ripping saw, is used to divide wood in the direction of the fibers, and this saw’s plate also shares the same length as that of the ripping saw.
  3. The Hand Saw: The hand saw is used for cutting the wood in the direction of the fibers and cross cutting. For this to be possible, the teeth of the saw are more inclined than the ripping saw and the half ripper saw. There are fifteen teeth contained in four inches. The length of its plate is twenty-four inches.
  4. The Panel Saw: This saw can be used to cut thin wood, either in the direction of, or traverse to the fibers. This saw’s plate length is the same as that of the hand saw’s, but it has only about six teeth in the inch. The plates of the hand saw and panel saw are thinner than that of the ripping saw.

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