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Choosing the right saw to invest in can be tricky as power saws often come at a hefty price. However, there are some functions that only power saws can perform, which manual saws can’t. As much as we yearn to have one multi-purpose saw that would allow us to perform any DIY jobs that we want, that is not possible. Different types of saws cater to serve different purposes as they produce different cuts and precision. Therefore, we will be introducing some common saw types to you today to help you choose the right one!

Hand Saw

The hand saw is the most basic, must-have tool for cutting materials. It is convenient and inexpensive and you should surely get one if you are only cutting small quantities, instead of investing in a power saw.

Coping Saw

A coping saw comes with a flexible blade that allows precise turning cuts, such as cutting a hole to install your doorknob.


A hacksaw is a variant of the handsaw, and works just like it. It is widely used to cut through metal and plastic during piping works.


A jigsaw’s specialty is the ability to cut curves, just by tracing your desired shape. It is able to produce precise cuts such as perfect circles for door knobs and also irregular shapes depending on your project. Furthermore, it is easy to maneuver. The Makita AC Jigsaw 4327Mhas a rubberized soft grip that provides more control and comfort. The thickness of the blade can also be changed depending on the material you are cutting. It also has a dust cover to prevent scattering of tips. The bevel can cut from 0 to 45 degrees left or right with less vibration.

Circular Saw

A circular saw is used to perform precise cuts in straight lines, and is thus widely used for framing. It is highly versatile as it can not only be used to cut wood, but also other materials such as steel with the correct blade installed. Being compact, the Makita Cordless Circular Saw DSS501 ensures high maneuverability with its lightweight design, allowing easy handling even in overhead or horizontal applications.

Reciprocating Saw

Also known as a Recipro Saw or Hognose Saw, a reciprocating saw is often used for demolition. It allows you to cut through the nails holding the piece of wood that you wish to remove, for example. This saves the extra effort of prying the nails, which can be quite a hassle to do so. The Makita Cordless

Recipro Saw 12V boasts high cutting efficiency due to its powerful motor, as well as an ergonomic handle for greater comfort and control handling the saw.

Miter Saw

Miter saws are used for cross cuts as well as angled cuts. It is best used for identical cuts that require high precision. The Makita Cordless Compact Compound Saw has a see-through blade guard system for greater visibility of blade and line of cut. It incorporates Deep exact cutting Technology (DXT) achieved by the consistent pursuit of cutting larger size workpiece but with higher accuracy.

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