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The Different Kinds of Woodworking Saws and Their Uses

January 31, 2023 2 min read

There are many different types of woodworking saws on the market, and it can be hard to know which one is right for your project. With their being such a wide variety of choices to choose from it can be quite overwhelming for beginners to know where to start. This is why in this blog post we will be discussing the most common types of woodworking saws and their uses. Making it easier for you to know which saws you need to get the results you want!

Band saws 

Band saws are a commonly used type of woodworking equipment. They are power saws with long blades that are used to make straight cuts. Due to the nature of their teeth they are good at creating uniform cuts too. Which is great for when you need to make precise and even cuts on your projects. 


Band saws can also cut irregular shapes too, making them a versatile tool to have. They are incredibly useful pieces of machinery to have around your workshop, and they can help you achieve the results you want. 

Cross cut saw

Cross cut saws are best for cutting wood perpendicular to the grain. They are handheld and come in a variety of tooth patterns. For example, you can find cross cut saws with small teeth that are closer together for a finer cut, as well as larger ones with the teeth more spread out for a rougher cut. Cross cut saws are a staple to have in your wood workshop.

Beam saws 

A beam sawis a type of panel saw that is predominantly used to cut sheets. These saws are incredible for precise panel cutting as they produce accurate and precise cuts every time. Beam saws are a great addition to have in your workshop and can make creating your projects a lot easier.  


If you’re looking for a saw that can cut wood evenly and accurately then look no further than a beam saw. Here at Calderbrook Woodworking Machinery, we have an excellent selection of beam saws both new and refurbished for you to choose from.

Buying second-hand and refurbished saws

If you’re looking for some woodworking saws to expand your collection of equipment then you’re in the right place. Here at Calderbrook Woodworking Machinery, we offer an extensive range of new and used woodworking machinery available for you. 

Buying used or refurbished saws is a great option for both beginners and experienced woodworkers. Why not browse our collections today?


If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch with our team anytime.