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Handsaws. Types & Uses. Crosscut vs. Rip cut. Two saws that look the same ….but are very different. Why. Rip Saw vs. Crosscut Saw. The answer is in the teeth. . Crosscut Saw. Rip Saw. Rip Saw. Coarse tooth saw used to make straight cuts in lumber with the grain of the wood.

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Types & Uses

crosscut vs rip cut
Crosscut vs. Rip cut

Two saws that look the same ….but are very different. Why

rip saw vs crosscut saw
Rip Saw vs. Crosscut Saw
  • The answer is in the teeth.

Crosscut Saw

Rip Saw

rip saw
Rip Saw
  • Coarse tooth saw used to make straight cuts in lumber with the grain of the wood.
  • The teeth are in a straight line so the saw does not drift with the grain of the wood.

Rip Cut With Wood Grain

crosscut saw
Crosscut Saw
  • Crosscut saws are designed for making straight cuts across the grain in wood.
  • The teeth are sharpened at an angle and beveled to a point, allowing them to cut cleanly without splintering.
  • Teeth are in a zig-zag pattern.

Crosscut –Across the

Wood Grain

keyhole compass saw
Keyhole & Compass Saw
  • Keyhole and compass saws are made to cut curved and straight sided holes.
  • Blade comes to a sharp point.
  • Since they have a narrow, unsupported blade, keyhole and compass saws have a tendency to bend when cutting.
coping saw
Coping Saw
  • Narrow steel blade mounted in a frame.
  • Used to make intricate, curved cuts.
  • The blade is usually positioned with the teeth pointing towards the handle and cuts on the pull stroke.
hack saw
Hack Saw
  • Tensioned frame that holds a fine toothed blade.
  • Designed to cut hard materials like metal, plastic, tile, and glass.
  • A close quarter or mini hacksaw is a smaller version with an open frame that is made for cutting in tight spaces.
drywall saw
Drywall Saw
  • Coarse saws are used for cutting drywall or wallboard.
  • Wideblade for straight cuts
  • Narrow keyhole blades
  • for making cutouts
  • electrical outlets and
  • switches.
  • The sharp point of the cutout saw allows the blade to plunge directly through wallboard.