The HSS Guide to Power Saws

There is a large variety of power saws available for hire; all of which have great new features and perform the desired job well. In order to ensure that your chosen power saw is able to work to the best of its ability you need to be certain you’ve chosen the right saw for the job. With so many to choose from it can sometimes be difficult to know what to go for; we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the best saw for you.

Cordless Saws

Cordless saws are best for use of smaller cutting and sawing jobs. They are powerful and especially handy when you don’t have access to a mains supply. Cordless tools are great as they offer maximum portability, don’t need a mains supply and don’t come with the trip hazards which corded tools do. For bigger sawing and cutting jobs, cordless saws may not be suitable, but for smaller tasks they do a great job. The only problem comes when they are not properly cared for through winter. Make sure to read our article on keeping your cordless tools working throughout winter to avoid any unnecessary issues.

Masonry Saws

Cut off saws are perfect for cutting through concrete on construction sites. Cut off saws can be used on bricks, concrete, stone and roof tiles as well as metalwork. With low vibration rates the cut off saw can be used for up to 8 hours per day and with portable variations they are extremely versatile.

Tile Saws

Smaller in size than other saws and able to sit on a tabletop, these are perfect for tile cutting as they offer better precision and accuracy than their larger counterparts. Its size means it is perfect for single workers and its precision means you are far less likely to chip any tiles than sawing by hand.

Saws for Joinery

Saws are commonly used in woodworking and joinery and play a big role in the day-to-day work for carpenters and joiners. There are typically three main saws used in joinery; jigsaws, mitre saws and circular saws. All three have great cutting power and precision. Jigsaws are highly portable and can cut a variety of materials from metal and wood to plastic and ceramic. They have a narrow blade and therefore can cut awkward shapes making them ideal for joinery. Circular saws have a disc shaped blade which makes straight cuts in wood. You can get discs which vary in diameter and circular saws are ideal for cutting down large pieces of wood, such as for laminate flooring.

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Lauren King

Lauren works in our Ecommerce Team, with over 6 years of experience at HSS. She brings product knowledge and is able to give her advice on the right tool for the job no matter how big or small.

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