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Portable saw
Portable saw

A saw is a tool for cutting wood or other material, consisting of a serrated blade (a blade with the cutting edge dentated or toothed) and worked either by hand or by steam, water, electric or other power. The teeth of the saw are each bent to specific angle and this angle is called "set". The set of a tooth is dependent on the kind of cut the saw will be making. For example a "rip saw" has a tooth set that is similar to the angle used on a chisel. The idea is to have the teeth rip or tear the material apart. Portable sawmill showing boards and flitches (Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 16:06, 12 May 2004 (UTC) ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Portable sawmill showing boards and flitches (Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 16:06, 12 May 2004 (UTC) ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool or device is a piece of equipment which typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task, or provides an ability that is not naturally available to the user of a tool. ... Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a solid material derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... The type of blade used on a saw and on some knives or scissors. ... A smiling humans visible teeth. ... The hands (med. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled steam and water vapor, accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... In physics, power (symbol: P) is the rate at which work is performed or energy is transferred. ...


Some saws, such as the abrasive saw, use an abrasive disc or band for cutting, rather than a serrated blade. An abrasive saw Checking an abrasive saw. ...


The saw can also be used, more uncommonly, for playing music. Playing a musical saw A musical saw, also called a singing saw, is the application of a hand saw as a musical instrument. ...


According to Chinese tradition, the saw was invented by Lu Ban. In Greek mythology, Perdix, the nephew of Daedalos, invented the saw. In reality, metal saws likely evolved from Neolithic stone tools. Lu Ban (Chinese: 鲁班; Pinyin: LÇ” Bān, ?-?) was a famous architect of ancient China. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... This article deals with the mythological character Daedalus. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... Ancient stone tools A stone tool is, in the most general sense, any tool made of stone. ...

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Saw terminology

Diagram showing the teeth of a saw blade when looking front-on. The teeth protrude to the left and right, so that the saw cut (kerf) is wider than the blade width. The term set describes how much the teeth protrude.
Diagram showing the teeth of a saw blade when looking front-on. The teeth protrude to the left and right, so that the saw cut (kerf) is wider than the blade width. The term set describes how much the teeth protrude.
  • Heel: The end closest to the handle.
  • Toe: The end farthest from the handle.
  • Front: The side with the teeth (the "bottom edge").
  • Back: Opposite the front ("top edge").
  • Teeth: Small sharp points along the cutting side of the saw.
  • Gullet: Valley between the points of the teeth
  • Fleam: The angle of the faces of the teeth relative to a line perpendicular to the face of the saw.
  • Rake: The angle of the front face of the tooth relative to a line perpendicular to the length of the saw. Teeth designed to cut with the grain (ripping) are generally steeper than teeth designed to cut across the grain (crosscutting)
  • Points per inch (25 mm): The most common measurement of the frequency of teeth on a saw blade. This is measured by setting the tip, or point, of one tooth at the zero point on a ruler, and then counting how many points are contained within one inch (25 mm) of length, counting inclusively. There will always be one more point per inch than there are teeth per inch (e.g., a saw with 14 points per inch will have 13 teeth per inch, a saw with 10 points per inch will have 9 teeth per inch). Some saws do not have the same number of teeth per inch throughout their entire length, but the vast majority do.
  • Teeth Per inch : Another common measurement of the amount of teeth residing in any one inch length of a saw blade. Usually abbreviated as TPI, eg a blade consisting of 18TPI (Teeth Per Inch).
  • Kerf: Width of the saw cut. On most saws the kerf is wider than the saw blade because the teeth are flared out sideways (set). This allows the blade to move through the cut easily without getting stuck (binding). However, some saws are made so that the teeth have no set on one side. This is done so that the saw can lie flat on a surface and cut along the surface without scratching it. These are referred to as flush cutting saws.

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Types of saws

There are a number of different categories of saw, all with the same purpose of accurately making larger pieces of material into smaller pieces of material. The first and largest division is between hand-powered saws and mechanically powered saws.


Note that the names used for different types of saw are by no means universal. Names have changed over time and even today the same name may be used for different kinds of saws in different parts of the world or by different manufacturers. Also, the same saw may be referred to by different names.


Hand saws

Hand-powered saws fall into three divisions, which are defined by the way they hold the blade stiff (a requirement to get an even, clean cut).


A Hand saw uses either simply a blade thick enough to be stiff, or cuts on the pull stoke which reduces the stiffness requirement. This division includes the following specific types of saws: In woodworking and carpentry, Hand saws are used to cut pieces of wood into different shapes. ...

  • Crosscut saw, for making cuts perpendicular to the grain
  • Rip saw, for cutting along the grain
  • Hand saw, saws operated by hand as opposed to power saws
  • Floorboard saw, with curved blade
  • Japanese saw, hand saws that cut on the pull stroke with straight handles
  • Keyhole saw or padsaw or compass saw, with narrow pointed blade
  • Two-man saw, for cutting large logs or trees
  • Plywood saw, fine-toothed blade to reduce tearing of plywood
  • Veneer saw, two edged saw with fine teeth used to cut veneer

Although their use is dwindling the jigsaw and sabre saw (unpowered tools) may also refer to blade style saws. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A rip saw In woodworking, a cut made parallel to the direction of the grain of the workpiece is known as a rip cut. ... In woodworking and carpentry, Hand saws are used to cut pieces of wood into different shapes. ... The Japanese saw or nokogiri ) used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry differs from its North American and European counterpart since it cuts on the pull stroke as opposed to the push stroke. ... A keyhole (jab) saw used in a drywall cutting application. ... A two-man saw is a saw designed for use by two men. ... A plywood saw has a fine-toothed blade that minimizes tearing of the outer plies of a sheet of plywood. ... The veneer saw is a small double-edged tool for cutting thin hardwood veneer. ... Veneer, in woodworking, refers to thin slices of wood, usually thinner than 3 millimetres (1/8 inch). ... A Bosch power jigsaw A jigsaw is a type of saw used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood or similar material. ... The powered Sabre saw is typically a larger more powerful jigsaw and is usually referred to generically as a reciprocating saw. ...


Back saws

The second category of hand saws keep a thinner blade stiff by reinforcing it with a steel or brass back. Back saws are differentiated by length of blade. While this list is not definitive, they are generally named, from longest to shortest: Mitre Saw, Carcase Saw, Tenon saw, and Dovetail saw. These saws also have a handle that is vertical in relation to the blade. A saw with a straight handle that extends from the top back of the blade is referred to as a Gent's saw. Finally, some Dozuki saws, which are an Eastern-style (cut on the pull stroke) saw have backs and are classified as back-saws. A Backsaw is a woodworking hand saw used for precise work, such as cutting dovetails, mitres, or tenons in cabinetry and joinery. ...

  • One type of hand powered Miter saw (makes precisely angled cross cuts) uses a backsaw.

A miter saw (also called mitre saw) is a tool used to make accurate crosscuts and miters in a workpiece. ...

Mechanically powered saws

Mechanically powered saws mechanically move the teeth past the wood while the saw itself is held stationary. This is accomplished in one of three ways: the teeth are along the perimeter of a flat, circular blade; the blade reciprocates up and down rapidly; or the teeth are along one edge of a continuous band. They are more specifically differentiated as follows:


Circular blade saws

  • Circular saw, machine-driven for industrial sawing of log and beams, typically found in sawmills - also name given to smaller hand-held saws
  • Table saw, circular blade rises through a slot in a table. It is the most common piece of stationary woodworking equipment. The smaller direct-drive versions that can be set on a workbench are called workbench saws. Smaller belt-driven ones generally set on steel legs are often called Contractor's Saws. The heavier, more precise and more powerful, often driven by multiple belts, with an enclosed base stand as an integral part of the saw are called Cabinet saws. A relatively new version, called a hybrid saw, has the lighter weight mechanism of a Contractor saw but with an enclosed base like the Cabinet saw.
  • Radial arm saw, versatile machine used mainly for cross-cutting where the blade is pulled on a guide arm through a piece of wood held stationary on the saw's table
  • Rotary saw, for making accurate cuts without the need for a pilot hole in wallboard, plywood, and other thin materials, also called a spiral cut saw or a "RotoZip". The latter is a trademark owned by Bosch Tool Corp. who pioneered this type of saw - design is similar to a small wood router, bits are similar to a twist drill, some cut on the upward twist, some cut downwards
  • Electric miter saw, (also called chop saw, cut-off saw or power miter box) – for making accurate cross cuts and miter cuts. The basic model has its circular blade fixed at a 90° angle to the vertical, a compound miter saw's blade can be adjusted to other angles. A sliding compound miter saw has a blade which can be pulled through the work similar to the action of a radial arm saw, which gives a greater capacity for cutting wider workpieces.
  • Concrete saw, usually powered by an internal combustion engine and used with a Diamond Blade to cut concrete or asphalt pavement.
  • Abrasive saw; uses an abrasive disc for cutting rather than a toothed blade. Used for very hard materials.

Invented in England in 1780, the circular saw (also known as the buzz saw in the USA) is a metal disc or blade with saw teeth on the edge as well as the machine that causes the disk to spin. ... Wind turbines The scientific definition of a machine is any device that transmits or modifies energy. ... Logging is the process in which trees are felled (cut down) usually as part of a timber harvest. ... A statically determinate beam, bending under an evenly distributed load. ... A table saw or sawbench is the most common piece of large woodworking equipment. ... A radial arm saw is a machine intended for cutting materials to length. ... A rotary saw or spiral cut saw is a type of mechanically powered saw used for making accurate cuts without the need for a pilot hole in wallboard, plywood, or another thin, solid material. ... A D-handle fixed-base router A router is a woodworking tool used to rout out (hollow out) an area in the face of a piece of wood. ... A miter saw (also called mitre saw) is a tool used to make accurate crosscuts and miters in a workpiece. ... A concrete saw being readied for use. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A diamond blade is a circular saw blade used for cutting hard or abrasive materials. ... An abrasive saw Checking an abrasive saw. ...

Reciprocating blade saws

Electric jigsaw
Electric jigsaw
  • Jigsaw or saber saw (mainly US), narrow blade for cutting irregular shapes, typically held in one hand with the barrel perpendicular to the saw blade. Historically, the term jigsaw was also commonly used for what is now usually called a scroll saw.
  • Reciprocating saw or sabre saw (mainly UK and Australia), action similar to a jigsaw, but much larger, more powerful and with a longer stroke with the blade parallel to the barrel. Normally held in both hands, useful for demolition work or for cutting pipe. Sometimes powered by compressed air.
  • Scroll saw, saw for making intricate curved cuts (scrolls), the first of which were pedal powered. Traditionally called a jigsaw.
  • Dragsaw, internal combustion powered saw used for bucking logs before the advent of the chainsaw.
  • Sternal saw, used in surgery to open a patient's sternum.

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 542 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2144 × 2372 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 542 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2144 × 2372 pixel, file size: 1. ... A Bosch power jigsaw A jigsaw is a type of saw used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood or similar material. ... A Bosch power jigsaw A jigsaw is a type of saw used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood or similar material. ... Reciprocating saws are saws with a straight blade mounted at the end of a gun-like body. ... The powered Sabre saw is typically a larger more powerful jigsaw and is usually referred to generically as a reciprocating saw. ... Pipe is a tube or hollow cylinder for the conveyance of fluid. ... A scroll saw is small electric or pedal operated saw useful for cutting intricate curves where a jigsaw or coping saw is not appropriate. ... A dragsaw is an early power saw using a six foot steel crosscut saw to buck logs to length. ... A sternal saw is used to perform median sternotomy, opening the patients chest by splitting the breastbone, or sternum. ... The sternum (from Greek στέρνον, sternon, chest) or breastbone is a long, flat bone located in the center of the thorax (chest). ...

Continuous band

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Types of saw blades and the cuts they make

Blade teeth are of two general types: Tool steel or carbide. Carbide is harder and holds a sharp edge much longer.

Crosscut
In woodworking, a cut made at (or near) a right angle to the direction of the grain of the workpiece. A crosscut saw is used to make this type of cut.
Rip cut
In woodworking, a cut made parallel to the direction of the grain of the workpiece. A rip saw is used to make this type of cut.
Plytooth
A circular saw blade with many small teeth designed for cutting plywood with minimal splintering.
Dado blade
A special type of circular saw blade used for making wide grooved cuts in wood so the edge of another piece of wood will fit into the groove to make a joint. Dado blades can make different width grooves by addition or removal of chipper blades of various widths between the outer dado blades. This first type is called a stacked dado blade. There is another type of dado blade capable of cutting variable width grooves. An adjustable dado utilizes a moveable locking cam mechanism which causes the blade to wobble sideways more or less. This allows continuously variable groove width from the lower to upper design limits of the dado.

Artists can use woodworking to create delicate sculptures. ... Wood grain describes the alignment, texture and appearance of the wood fibres. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Artists can use woodworking to create delicate sculptures. ... Wood grain describes the alignment, texture and appearance of the wood fibres. ... A rip saw In woodworking, a cut made parallel to the direction of the grain of the workpiece is known as a rip cut. ... A Dado blade is a type of saw blade designed to create a wide groove in material. ...

Materials used for saws

There are several materials used in saws, with each of its own specifications.

Brass
Mostly used in back saws because of its low price, its flow characteristics that make the material relatively easy to cast, and unlike other types of saw, the forces that take place in back saws are relatively low because of the pulling motion used.
Steel
Used in almost every existing kind of saw. Because steel is cheap, easy to shape, and very strong, it has the right properties for most kind of saws.
Diamond
Used only in saws for the really heavy cutting. It is very expensive and comes in two shapes: ropes and circular saws. Mostly used for cutting concrete and other materials with rock-like structures or in softer materials, such as wood, where the precision and high volume of work justifies the expense of diamond-edged cutting tools. Diamond saws are made by combining powder metal with diamond crystals, which are then heated and pressed into a molding to form the diamond segments.

For other uses, see Brass (disambiguation). ... A Backsaw is a woodworking hand saw used for precise work, such as cutting dovetails, mitres, or tenons in cabinetry and joinery. ... The steel cable of a colliery winding tower. ... This article is about the gemstone. ... Molding (US) or moulding (UK) can be: moulding or molding, a decorative feature used in interior design and architecture molding or moulding, a process used in manufacturing This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

See also

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Computer-controlled cutting

Laser cutting is a technology which uses a laser to cut materials, and is usually used in industrial manufacturing. ... Plasma cutting is a process used to cut steel and other metals (or sometimes other materials) using a plasma torch. ... A diagram of a water jet cutter A water jet cutter is a tool capable of slicing into metal or other materials using a jet of water at high velocity and pressure, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. ...

External links

  • Saw Blade Tooth Shape
  • Number of Teeth You Should Have on your Saw Blade
  • Diamond Blade Patents

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