Types of Power Saws
A portable power saw brings heavy-duty cutting capabilities to your backyard DIY projects or professional construction site. Framing out a new front porch? Ensure precise, clean cuts for your lumber with a circular saw. If you’re tackling a total home renovation, a Sawzall or other reciprocating saw may be a better option. Whatever home improvement project awaits—whether you’re cutting cast-iron pipes for a plumbing project or trimming lumber for a fence—be sure to choose the right power saw for the job:
- Portable Band Saw: With ring-shaped blades that continually rotate on the wheels, a band saw can cut straight lines as well as curves, and is often used for cutting structural steel and other metals.
- Electric Pipe Cutter: A safer alternative to torch cutting, a professional pipe cutter produces precise, straight, and clean cuts in plastic, steel, copper, or cast-iron pipes. Opt for a pipe cutter with a support for steadying the material while you saw.
- Circular Saw: A circular saw cuts straight lines in a large piece of plywood or lumber, as well as in plastics, metals, and even concrete. A DIY essential, the circular saw offers a high sawing capacity and precision.
- Reciprocating Saw: Commonly used for demolition and remodeling, a reciprocating saw is a handheld saw that can cut through materials ranging from wood and metal to PVC and nails.
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