keskiviikko, 9. tammikuu 2019

How to choose the wood saw

Who does not have a saw in his garage? The wood saw is an essential tool! Straight and precise cuts? With a miter saw! Trunks too wide? They will never be a problem again! Do you model? The marquetry saw is for you! Let's talk about saws! 

How do I know what type of wood saw I need?

Manual and mechanical. The way to the same system: small sharp metal teeth follow one another in opposite directions. The  Manuals  are perfect for specific uses. Some jobs can only be done with a saw. For its part, the  mechanical saws  are more expensive but more Profitable in terms of performance. Goodbye to physical exercise, hello to comfort! 

What are the different types of hand saws that exist?

Manual saws are indispensable tools for DIY enthusiasts. Its small size makes them easily transportable. You could not miss the Survival kit on a desert island! They are even more useful than the best Swiss knives, which is to say. They allow us to awaken the exploration or handyman that we all have in the DIY jobs; cut a branch that sticks out, make the logs for the barbecue or make furniture. For each job, there is a suitable type of saw. Grit your teeth and saw!
  • Handsaw:  Probably the most popular and versatile saw. With different sizes of teeth to adapt to all kinds of jobs. Large teeth, large, coarser cuts, and small teeth. In general, the larger the teeth the faster the cut will be the coarser. On the aud, small teeth offer and more and more laborious. 


  • Backsaw:  Used with a miter box to obtain accurate angle cuts (45 ° / 90 °). Its fine teeth cut quickly and clean the boards in Carpentry work. And they also cut the fingers! 
  • Japanese saw :  increasingly popular. Its flexible serrated blade twists to reach the most inaccessible places. For all types of slicing cuts, clean and precise. Other types of surfaces. Unlike the Western Sierras, with cuts by pulling, which effort. But do not try to cut a beam with it! 


  • Window saw:  Its "long snout" (thick, stiff and pointed recession) is a circular shape in the center of a board. 


  • Marquetry saw:  Thin lama taut in a U-shaped structure, ideal for following curved lines. This is the range of the lovers, who look for fine and precise cuts. 


  • Saw for slicing: As its name suggests, it is designed to slice. The slat has a slight deviation so that the user does not hurt himself when handling it. It is used to refine the finishes. 


  • Saw of tranches: For the trunks, the ones of truth. Not for the Christmas trunks, not for the thick trunks that we throw to the fireplace in the long winter evenings! With huge teeth and steel structure. The favorite of the log cutters ... and the psychopaths. 


  • Saw of pruning: Obviously, it serves to prune. You will only need a curved blade, a handle and good muscles to handle it!


  • Frame Saw:  In general, it is easier to find it in the markets than in stores under 50 years old. It's the saw that your grandfather used. Its shape is a wooden frame with a lama on one of its sides. It cuts well but is quite out of date. 

Why move to the power saws?


The mechanical saws facilitate the execution and precision of the work. Enthusiasts DIY enthusiasts, especially when compared with their manual counterparts. There is a mechanical saw for each type of work. And be careful with your fingers because they cut!

  • Saw: Very manageable thanks to its small and fine salt with vayvén movement. It allows making straight or curved cuts, precise and fast. It is not recommended for thick cuts because it has a tendency to decrease. The cut is slightly biased. They are also known as kangaroo saws. Why will it be?
  • Circular Saw: The least we can say about it is that this saw knows what it is to cut wood! Its rotating circular blade cuts beautiful clean and regular pieces. The level and inclination of the cut can be regulated so that cuts of up to 45º can be made. Formidable! 
  • Pen saw: Circular and with a great depth of cut. It allows starting a cut in the center of a board. A particular option for a particular use. 
  • Miter Saw: Mechanical version of the manual miter. Fixed on board, it allows obtaining cuts or notches with regular angles. Available in different sizes. Ideal for all types of carpentry work in the series. (panels, parquet, etc.)
  • Radial saw: Similar to the miter saw although the radial is mounted on an arm that allows cutting wider pieces. The piece is placed on the table, then the saw is supported and the cutting is started forward. It also serves to cut as with the miter saw. 
  • Marquetry Saw: Thanks to its flexible lama, of tiny taut teeth on an oscillating arm, it is perfect for cutting pieces. Its tilting table allows you to make skewed cuts. The best option to make precise cuts as for example, in modeling jobs. 
  • Band Saw: Even in its smallest version, it is the largest. Its endless ribbon blade (extended between two wheels) cuts accurately and effortlessly, pieces much higher than other types of saws. With its tilt platform, everything is possible. It is the saw of the cabinetmakers and DIY professionals.
  • Sierra saber: It's like a mechanical saw. It makes the same type of cuts only that you fatigue less. A good investment for repetition work or when working in awkward positions. 
  • Table saw: As with all static machines, place the piece on the table, as opposed to portable electric. To make the right cuts or angles. You can also adjust the depth of the cut. Especially for large-scale work or series work (paneling, parquet, etc.). 
  • Saw bell:  It is a drill attachment that allows large holes to be made. It is mounted on a mandrel. Formidable!

Some last words to finish ...

To keep your saws  in good condition, you need to keep them in good condition. Do not try to cut ends with them. You would regret it! And above all, do not forget that what can cut the wood! 

lauantai, 5. tammikuu 2019

What are the different types of axes?

While most camping axes serve the same general purpose, there are some different types to consider.

  • Tactical Camping Axes - The tactical axes have been an indispensable tool of the survival and battle of the centuries-old colonial battlefields to the soldiers of the Vietnam War, to the campers of today. The tactical axes are much lighter than their counterparts, and are usually the smartest option in combat or confrontation situations, whether with humans or dangerous animals in the wild, instead of cutting wood or killing animals. Tactical axes are usually made with very straight handles, making them much easier to throw
  • Ultimate Survival Camping Axes - These axes are specially made for camping and more serious outdoor applications and use. They are usually small and compact enough to make it substantially easier to store with the rest of your hunting and camping tools; In fact, many can be physically carried in the hand by the camper to be always within reach. Many axes of survival even serve for a wide variety of uses and often have coarse grips and polyvalent handles that can be used as shoot handles, saws or even hammers. These smaller camping axes are prepared to efficiently cut the wood, cut the small game, or even build temporary makeshift shelters.
  • Camping Utilitarian Axes - Your choice of camping ax can make or break even the lightest and most recreational of outdoor trips. These axles are usually constructed with the user's comfort in mind, offering firm, non-slip grips and ideally coming with a variety of applications, as well as their final survival counterpart. They are also built to survive all kinds of weather and natural conditions. And they are the perfect ax for beginners who are not absolutely looking for an outdoor experience of Bear Grylls but would prefer to have an ax in hand anyway.

Considerations to choose the best ax to cut firewood

There is a multitude of things that you need to consider before committing to buy a camping ax. Choosing the best camping ax is an essential part of every outdoor experience and camp, whether it's a fun family camping trip a short drive outside the city or a real survival experience in the midst of Appalachians.

One of the biggest concerns is where your field ax is going to actually be placed during your camping trip. Do you plan to take it with you, tied to your backpack? Or are you planning to camp in a stationary, more permanent area - like a camp hut? If so, you probably want to keep your ax inside instead of going out and with you at all times.

You should also consider what you plan to do with your ax, be it cutting wood, climbing steep cliff surfaces, or hunting big game. You will also have to make sure that your ax is strong enough to withstand all kinds of crazy conditions that Mother Nature will throw at you.


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