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National Woodworking Month: Saw Buying Guide

From Makita check out this handy saw buying guide & the different types of power saws, perfect National Woodworking Month.

Circular Saws

The circular saw is one of the most versatile tools for any shop. For the woodworker, a circular saw can be adapted for everything from simple crosscuts and rips for sizing lumber, to making jigs, to even making dados and rabbets in a pinch.

Miter Saws

When it comes to making highly-accurate straight, bevel, miter and compound cuts in narrower or longer lumber, it’s hard to beat a miter saw. A miter saw’s ability to rapidly change blade orientation and cut depth make it extremely useful for small trim, like moldings and picture frame components, drawer sides, and regular board cuts in larger dimensional lumber.

Plunge Saws

Cutting sheet goods can be a cumbersome task, particularly for those for whom either don’t have the space, or prefer to not use table saws. With that in mind, we engineered our plunge saw and guide rail system (also referred to as a “track saw”).

Paired with a guide rail, plunge circular saws are a great alternative to table saws for getting accurate longer cuts. Plunge saws are ideal for cutting large wood panels and other wood materials including melamine and MDF, aluminum, and Corian®.

Jig Saws

One of the best tools in a woodworker’s arsenal is the jig saw; with its versatility to cut everything from wood to plastic to metal, it’s a must-have in any shop. The smaller form factor, blade size and wide availability of blade types give jig saws the ability to do everything from freehand cutting intricate shapes for patterns and jigs, to creating large circular cuts, to even trimming delicate veneers.