How to make use of characteristics of saws to master cutting

When you first start using a saw, did you find it hard to master using it?

Although saws look simple, there are many structures necessary for us to cut straight.

To master using saws, we first need to learn its characteristics.

 

Let's first check the characteristics of saw blades!

 

The first characteristic is: If the saw blade is the same, the deeper the angle of the blade to the board, the deeper the blade "bites" the wood, and the stronger the cutting force will be.

 

If the angle of the blade to the board is shallow:

・The weaker the saw "bites" the board

・The weaker the cutting force is

・Cutting edge will be neat

 

If the angle of the blade to the board is deep:

・The stronger the saw "bites" the board

・The stronger the cutting force is

・Cutting edge might be rough

 

The second characteristic is: the blade with larger pitch "bites" board stronger and its cutting force is stronger

 

If the pitch of the blade is smaller:

・The weaker the saw "bites" the board

・The weaker the cutting force is

・Cutting edge will be neat

 

If the pitch of the blade is larger:

・The stronger the saw "bites" the board

・The stronger the cutting force is

・Cutting edge will be rough

 

For both cross cut and rip cut:

・A saw blade with smaller pitch is a blade that can cut forward more delicately and can cut the board neat.

・When you try to use it, make the blade firmly "bites" the board and engrave the board deep.

・When trying to use a saw with a large blade, if you want to make the board be clean, make the angle shallower.

 

By those characteristics, for example

・If it takes time to cut, make the angle of the blade deeper

・If the cutting edge is easy to bend, make the angle of the blade shallower, or

・If the cutting edge is rather rough, make the angle of the blade shallow etc.

 

In summary, our tip is to master the angle of the cut. Hope this helps you master using saws!