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Choose the Ideal Power Saw

According to the National Association of Home Builders around 46% of builders and remodelers buy their power tools from home improvement centers. Consequently, you�ll find several aisles dedicated to displaying a plethora of corded and cordless power tools, including power saws for every conceivable type of project or repair. Here is a list of power saws you will find:

  • Reciprocal Saw â�� for those heavy duty demo jobs where you need to cut through a variety of materials such as wood, plaster, pipes and plastic, etc.
  • Jig or Saber Saw â�� good for making finer cuts and curves in wood and some plastics
  • Table or Bench Saw â�� a must-have for many projects, this saw, with a flat work surface,  is good for accurate straight cuts on wood of various thicknesses
  • Miter or Chop Saw â�� excellent for making precise angles for frames and corners
  • Circular Saw â�� a handy saw for every woodworker â�� available right or left-handed models, this saw is a popular item for many projects
  • Band Saw â�� portable or floor models are great for intricate curves and irregular cuts
  • Tile or Masonry Saw â�� uses water to wet tile as straight cuts are made

Safety First

Using a power saw can be dangerous, so we recommend taking the following precautions:

  • Be sure your saw and blade is appropriate for the job
  • Wear protection for your eyes, ears and face
  • When available, use a dust collector or dust mask
  • Always use sharp blades for safety as well as for clean cuts
  • Cut on a clean, even surface, keeping hands a safe distance from the blade
  • Check lumber for knots, nails and hidden metal
  • Beware of the possibility of kickback, when the blade catches and kicks back the wood toward the user.

Don't Risk Poor Results if Your Power Saw Isn't Working Properly

If your power saw shows signs of wear and tear and doesn't operate as usual, service on it may be needed. Look to Ideal Tool & Equipment Service -- your source for prompt and complete parts replacement and service by technicians you can trust. We're a family-owned brick and mortar business, servicing generations of power saw users in Philadelphia and the tri-state area since 1952.

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