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Saws

Saws

Choosing the correct type of saw depends on what type of job you are attempting to do, each different type of power saw has different uses.

  • Drill

    Mitre saws

  • Drill

    Jigsaws

  • Drill

    Circular saws

Mitre Saws

A Mitre Saw (also sometimes called a chop saw) is used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece. It is most frequently used to cut wood, although some plastics and light metals can also be cut with the correct tool.

There are some differing models of Mitre Saw. The Compound Mitre Saw allows the angle of the cutting blade to be changed for ‘Bevel’ ie. an angled cut. A Sliding Mitre Saw allows the Cutting blade to be moved up and down the workface, to make cuts that are deeper than the blade. View all Mitre saws

The anatomy of a Mitre saw

Saw
  1. 1
    Handle/button for releasing the tool arm
  2. 2
    On/Off switch
  3. 3
    Dust bag
  4. 4
    Blade guard
  5. 5
    Slide device (where fitted)
  6. 6
    Fence to hold material up against
  7. 7
    Saw table
  8. 8
    Inset plates
  9. 9
    Locking knob for various mitre angles
  10. 10
    Extension bar
  11. 11
    Saw blade

Jigsaw

A Jigsaw is a tool used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood or similar material. It is usually used in a more artistic fashion than other saws, which only cut in straight lines and exist mainly to cut pieces of wood to length for building structures. View all Jigsaws

The anatomy of a Jigsaw

Saw
  1. 1
    Thumbwheel for stroke-rate selectionTo select speed of jig blade, how quickly it moves up and down to cut.
  2. 2
    Lock-on button for On/Off switch
  3. 3
    REDEYE™ laser On/Off switchREDEYE™ laser generates a narrow beam of red light to provide an accurate straight line that allows for exact cuts and precise finishes. The projected line is clearly visible and is perfect for the inevitable dusty environment where a pencil mark would be obscured. (where fi tted)
  4. 4
    On/Off switch
  5. 5
    Power Cord
  6. 6
    REDEYE™ Lazer
  7. 7
    Vacuum connectionVacuum bag will connect to this port.
  8. 8
    Dust cover / protective shield
  9. 9
    Clamping leverFor saw blade release.
  10. 10
    Pendulum settingA pendulum action enables the jigsaw blade to oscillate forwards and backwards as well as the regular straight-lined stroke movements. This allows for better ejection of chips during sawing and increases performance. The different settings available relate to the oscillation speed.
  11. 11
    Base plate
  12. 12
    Jigsaw blade

Circular Saws

A Circular Saw is mostly used to make quick, rough cuts in a workpiece. It is ideal for cutting all types of wood, metal and masonry. Some Circular Saws do not usually have cutting guides built in, so Hand Held guides are needed. View all Circular Saws

The anatomy of a Circular Saw

Saw
  1. 1
    Lock-On button for the On/Off switch
  2. 2
    On/Off switch
  3. 3
    Vacuum attachmentAttach vacuum bag to this vent.
  4. 4
    HandleTo guide circular saw along cutting line.
  5. 5
    REDEYE™ LaserREDEYE™laser generates a narrow beam of red light to provide an accurate straight line that allows for exact cuts and precise finishes. The projected line is clearly visible and is perfect for the inevitable dusty environment where a pencil mark would be obscured. (where fitted)
  6. 6
    Tilt adjustmentTo adjust guide so to cut at an angle.
  7. 7
    Power cord
  8. 8
    Blade
  9. 9
    Cutting guide
  10. 10
    Blade guard