In the past year, more people have picked up new and interesting hobbies than ever before. If you didn’t get into making your own sourdough, you might have picked up woodworking. Unless you’re one of the lucky few with an abundance of top-of-the-line power tools lying around the house, you’ve probably had to purchase some new ones. Do you find the different kinds of saws on the market dizzying? Today, we’ll explain four types of saws every do-it-yourselfer should have, and for what purposes.
One of the most essential of all power tools for the DIYer is a miter saw. As you might have guessed, miter saws are perfect for making miters—a type of angled cut. But they’re perfect for all kinds of crosscuts across a wide variety of materials, including metal, plastics, and wood. With a miter saw, constructing furniture and trim molding will be a breeze!
Whether you’re interested in woodworking or not, you probably have some sort of handsaw lying around the house. These are just fine for the kinds of sawing tasks your average homeowners have to do, but the do-it-yourselfer will want something more powerful.
When you find yourself exhausted from using your hand saw, a circular saw is probably the power tool that will do the trick. They were originally invented for use in sawmills, and this indicates what they’re generally best used for: cutting lumber.
Table saws, in one form or another, have been a staple of workshops for centuries. On a table saw, the saw blade emerges from the table, and can typically be placed at different heights or angles. To use a table saw, you move the wood, not the saw itself.
As you can imagine, these power tools are great for DIYers who do a lot of heavy-duty cutting of panels or furniture building.
Even before you ever got into woodworking, you had certainly heard of jigsaws before. But do you know what they are? The blade on a jigsaw is ‘reciprocating,’ meaning that it rapidly moves up and down to cut wood. It is easy to navigate around the surface you’re working on, which makes it perfect for cutting shapes and curves.
A jigsaw is easily among the most essential power tools that DIYers should have. If you’re looking for a brand name you can put your trust behind, look no further than Festool. We stock a few different models of Festool jigsaws at our showroom. Come check them out!
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