Power Saws

By: Fix-It Club

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Power saws can be intimidating at first, and they should be! Improperly used, they can do damage in a hurry. You should always observe the proper safety precautions. Once you make a few practice cuts, however, you'll soon become comfortable with it.

In the previews that follow, we'll introduce you to the different kinds of power saws. Each can be used for different purposes, and you'll be able to determine which saw is the right one for your project.


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Read about these different kinds of power saws:

Circular Saw

This adaptable saw can switch blades to cut different materials, be adjusted to cut miters and pockets, and be mounted to work as a table saw.

Saber Saw

Also called a jigsaw, this power tool can make fine cuts and create complex shapes.

Reciprocal Saw

A larger version of the saber saw, this power tool has additional handles and speeds for greater control.


For more information on power saws and other home repair tools, read the following:

  • Home Repair Tools: Review all the different types of tools you can use to make simple improvements around your house.
  • Hand Tools: These common tools allow you to perform the most basic home repair work, from hammering to prying to fastening.
  • Materials: The kind of materials you use will dictate the tools and methods necessary to complete home repairs yourself. Learn the difference between the various materials in this article.
  • Handsaws: These saws are human-powered, but often just as effective, and with greater flexibility and control.