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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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Handsaws

Handsaws

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.


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