When it comes to Saws, a rooked handsaw probably comes to mind, cutting a piece of wood with difficulty. And for the movie-fans, maybe even an angry clown asking whether you want to play a game! But as we all know; they do a lot more than that. Nowadays they cut any material and are available in different shapes and sizes; using whether muscle power or electricity to turn your one piece into two. It is important to know which saw suits your job requirements, for this reason we are going to talk about all the different specifications that would help you choose the perfect saw.
As for them, we are going to introduce different types available in the tools market.
Why are they important?
An important industrial factor is to know the relation between the teeth and the workpiece. If you have experience in woodworking or any other related applications, you have seen how the wrong tool can damage the material or even lead the tool itself to break sooner. So, make sure you choose the proper saw before you buy or use them. The number and the size of the teeth, are the factors you need to notice.
Basically, bigger teeth remove more material in each cut, resulting in faster but more rough finish. That is why we use them mostly for softer materials such as wood. In comparison, smaller teeth will give you a smoother cut, preferably for harder materials such as metal. You may have heard of Coarse Blades which same as their name, have bigger teeth but lower in number. Relatively, Fine Blades have more teeth but they are smaller in size.
Ever heard of the term “TPI”? It refers to number of teeth in every inch (or 25.4 mm); Teeth Per Inch. We use this term to compare blades with each other and to specify which material they’re good for. Blades with lower TPI, or coarse blades, are suitable for softer materials. And as TPI gets higher, you can cut harder materials with it. Typically, 2-3 TPI is better for thick pieces of wood, 8-10 TPI for aluminum and 14-18 TPI is good for thicker metals such as steel pipes, angle irons or steel tubing. Also 18-32 TPI is used for thinner metals (sheet metal) or based on your application, thin plastic objects.
Folding Pruning Saws
Once again, electricity has empowered us; but this time through power tools. One of the most popular and famous one is Power Saw. They are used to cut perfectly through variety of materials like wood, metal or masonry. Whether you are intended for a heavy-duty job using a heavyweight power saw or a lights task, done with a handheld model, Ronix has all the needed features to get your job done perfectly. In this section you will read all about main and popular power saws such as: Chain Saw, Circular Saw, Miter Saw, Jigsaw, Table Saw, Reciprocating Saw and Tile Saw.
Another famous power saw among both woodworkers and also horror movie fans! These powerful and sturdy tools are mainly for cutting trees and thick lumbers. The basic structure includes a guide bar, which a rotating chain with a set of teeth runs along it. The fast running set of teeth has the power equal to a handsaw, cutting with the same speed and the same number of teeth. No surprise why they are so well-liked! You can find chain saws in 3 types, based on their source power: Corded, battery or gasoline. In all these types you should follow all the safety tips to have a safe and sound cutting. For more info check out the Safe Use in Gasoline Saws.
Well this part specifies how big and thick your tree can be. Or either lumber, log and etc. There is also the bar measurement definition for chain saws, that shows the effective part of your bar. Worth to know that the actual size of bar is 5 to 10 centimeters longer than the bar measurement length. Meaning that a chainsaw’s bar is always longer than the actual diameter of lumber or tree you are cutting. Some may ask whether they are interchangeable; the answer is: it depends. It all goes back to your chainsaw model and make in the first place, and as second factor, it depends on the size of the bar you want to replace. Some models of electric chainsaws have Oregon brand’s chain and bars, in which you have the ability to tension your chain by loosening the bar nuts and control the chain adjustment slot.
There are 3 basic measurements with chains: Length, pitch and chain gage. The length of chain is also expressed with drive links. Drive links are the parts that attach the chain to the guide bar. Therefore, the number of drive links on the chain basically determine the suitable guide bar. Chain pitch is the distance between 3 sequential rivets divided by two, which will show the chain’s size. Last but not least, the chain gauge is the thickness of drive links that it is important because this part is going to fit in the groove of the guide bar. Depending on these factors and many more, there are wide variety of chains in the market that to know more about their details, will help you choose the best chainsaw that fits your work.
Gas engines might sound old-fashion, but even among high-demanding electric saws there are still some tasks in which these electric power engines cannot keep up to the power and cutting speed of gas engine. It is worth to mention that in rare occasions, there are circular saws powered using gasoline; but mainly when it comes to gasoline saw we mean the gas chain saw. As for the teeth and cutting mechanism, they are the same as electric chainsaws that is all explained in this section.