Mar 04, 2016
They say you need the right tool for the right job. That adage certainly holds true for cutting tools. The wrong cutting tools can make your job that much more difficult, where the right one will be more effective and make the job go more smoothly.
For example, you could use either a jigsaw or a circular saw to cut a piece of ply wood in two. Either will accomplish the job. However, a circular saw is designed for a clean straight cut, where as the jigsaw, even with a good guide set up, will likely bounce around because it is designed for curves.
Another example is the tooth count of a saw blade. Yes, most saw blades will cut wood, but you should be sure to get the right saw blade for the project you are working on. Most people understand that fewer, larger teeth is what you want for cutting a thicker material, like a two by four. Conversely, if you are cutting something finer, like trim, you will want a blade with smaller, more closely spaced teeth.
When planning a project, do your homework and make sure you have the right cutting tools for the job. It will make your work run more efficiently.