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4 Types of Power Saws Every Woodworker Should Own

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There are several different types of power saws that every woodworker should own in order to do every project accurately and efficiently.

Whether you’re an amateur, hobbyist, or professional woodworker, you will need various types of saws to complete projects and take on various tasks when it comes to woodwork. Every project is a different beast, and they each require some tool specialization for the best results. There are a few types of power saws that every woodworker should have.

Table Saws

A quality table saw is a quintessential tool for any woodworker. These power saws are basically circular saws built into a table to create a solid and sturdy workspace where you can make fast, accurate cuts. They have come a long way in utility over the years, going from a simple saw that makes straight cuts to now being able to make angled cuts, bevels, dadoes, and performing other critical cutting tasks for woodworkers.

Circular Saws

A circular saw is a table saw that you operate by hand. The reason woodworkers will want both a table saw and a circular saw is because, even though they’re similar in many ways and they use the same style of blade, a circular saw offers free-hand motion and mobility that the table saw doesn’t. Since these are operated by hand, they don’t have the promised precision of a table saw. However, they are excellent for large, rough cuts.

Miter Saws

A miter saw is capable of making angled cuts across the wood. This is a large tool that is somewhat mobile, but you will need a significant amount of work area to use it. Miter saws come as straight cut-off miter saws, compound miter saws, and sliding compound miter saws. Straight cut-off miter saws are the simplest option, while compound and sliding compound miter saws have a lot more functionality and capability. All miter saws are valuable for their extreme precision and ability to make cuts at various angles for the best fit.


Jigsaws are one of the first power saws many hobbyist woodworkers purchase. These are an excellent first option because they’re one of the safest power saws to operate, they’re fairly simple to operate, and they’re useful for many types of projects. Jigsaws are hand-operated, and they allow for free movement across a piece of wood to cut shapes and even designs.

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