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Features and Applications
The most common types are shown (from top to bottom) :
|Ripsaw||- used for cutting along the length of boards to reduce their width or produce long strips. Typically they are approximately 650mm long and with 6 to 8 teeth per inch (TPI). The teeth are sharpened at 90° to the blade to to create a chisel action which enables them to cut with the Grain.|
|Crosscut Saw||- used for cutting across wide boards and for this reason the teeth are filed at around 75° to the blade to create a knife action. Typically they are approximately 600mm long and with 8 to 10 teeth per inch (TPI).|
|Panel Saw||- a shorter version at about 500mm long and usually with crosscut teeth around 10 to 14 teeth per inch (TPI). They are used mainly for cutting sheets of thin Ply to size.|
Note: Handsaws remain useful for general work especially on-site. They are now stamped out of steel alloy sheet with hardened teeth such that they tend to be replaced when blunt rather than sharpened. The top of the blade of a modern handsaw can be used as a straight edge and the handles are shaped such that the saw can also be used on-site as a Try Square or Mitre Square.
Safety Point! Woodcutting machinery such as a circular saw is extremely dangerous and must only be used by adults who have received appropriate training.
|8-TPI Universal Woodsaw||Traditional Skew Back Woodsaw||First Fix Woodsaw||Second Fix Woodsaw||Fine Cut Hand Saw|