Top Tools for Cutting Wood

15 December 2020

Cutting wood requires a variety of tools for different jobs and projects. Whether you are a carpenter, joiner, technician or just doing some DIY, you can find hundreds of tools for the trade.

We will look at some of the best cutting tools for wood. These can be hand tools or power tools, but the important thing is to select the correct tool for the job.

1. Circular Saw

The circular saw is by far one of the most important tools for cutting wood. They’re a pretty versatile tools and you will be able to use them for a huge range of projects. The great thing about them is how much quicker they will cut through wood compared with a hand saw.

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2. Chain Saw

The chainsaw is your ultimate tool for cutting large chunks of wood quickly. For example, chainsaws are perfect for cutting trees down and trimming hedges. However, some people even use them for wood carving.

Chainsaws will not give you speed and efficiency, however they will not be very precise. For more information abut chainsaws, you might want to take a look at our ultimate chainsaw guide.

3. Chisels

Chisels are a common hand tool when cutting wood. The are usually used when you are joining or fitting pieces of wood together. Chisels can be purchased in varying sizes and shapes, and are often used along with a mallet.

4. Hand Saw

The hand saw is your traditional hand tool for cutting wood. They are cheap, easy to use and versatile. They also come in different sizes and blades are often interchangeable allowing you to use the handsaw for a range of uses.

The blades are made from metals such as iron or steel and have small teeth which cut the wood. Different hand saws can have different names, such as the coping saw, bow saw or hacksaw. Often the biggest difference between hand saws will be the size of the teeth.

5. Router

Routers are ideal for cutting wood when you are making joints. It will help round off and smoothen any edges, as well as create groves and slots.

Which Tools Do You Use for Cutting Wood?

Let us know in the comments which cutting tools you use regularly! Is the circular saw your go-to power tool? Or maybe you prefer a traditional hand saw!

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