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You have to select the right tool according to the material to be cut: no need to damage your hardware to get neat cuts!

Which cutting tool for which material: the table

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Circular saw

Lightweight, mobile and stable, the circular saw is the ideal tool for cutting wood in a strictly straight way.
Its circular blade has a number of variable teeth (from 18 to 48) with a variety of teeth to make cuts of various finishes in the wood and its derivatives. Before any purchase of a blade, check the diameter of the hole in the center of the disc (bore) and its diameter on the outside. There are also radial saws, mitered or pendular saws, which are fixed circular saws, offering a large cutting width.

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1. 18 teeth circular blade (alternating bevel toothing)
2. Circular blade 20 teeth (antireculate heel teeth)
3. 34 teeth circular blade (negative angle of attack)
4. Circular blade 42 teeth (alternating toothing trapezoidal)

Angle Grinder and Chainsaw

Angle grinders are perfectly designed tools for cutting masonry materials (brick, stone, marble...) and metal (steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals).
The biggest machines are called chainsaws. They accept larger discs (diameters from 30cm) for deeper cuts.
The main thing is to choose the disc according to the material to cut:

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1. Disc for small cuts of light masonry
2. Disc for large metal cutouts
3. Discs for fast cuts of light masonry
4. Disk for deep cuts of hard masonry

Manual saw

The hand saw is used for punctual and localized work. When work becomes frequent and repetitive, it is better to use an electric machine for faster cuts and with less effort. Manual saws have shapes and lengths as varied as the supports they can cut (masonry, PVC, metal, wood). They also have different teeth depending on the material to be cut and the desired finish.


plaster saw blade

Plaster saw:

For plasterboard and plasterboard cuts and chipboard

saw blade with carbide insert

Carbide insert saw:

For cellular concrete cuts

PVC, metal

PVC saw blade

PVC saw:

For plastic and rigid PVC cuts

hacksaw blade

Metal saw:

To cut tubes, angles and bars of metal or PVC


saw blade handsaw

Hand saw:

For common cuts in wood and its derivatives

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Jetcut hand saw (fine toothing):

For precise cuts in wood and its derivatives

japanese saw blade

Japanese saw:

For precise and fast cuts in the wood grain

carpenter and pruning saw blade

Carpenter and pruning saw:

To quickly cut large section lumber

saw blade backpack

Backpack saw:

For precise straight angular cuts in wood and its derivatives

panel saw blade

Panel saw:

For straight, crisp and clear openings in full panel


jigsaw blades

The jigsaw is used on a flat and stable support because of the vibrations generated.
From a depth of 30 to 120mm, the blades can make a large number of cuts, whether straight, sinuous or even circular. The different types of blades have various toothings that should be chosen according to the material to be cut and the desired finish (coarse, fine, fast or slow, clean).
1. Standard blades for wood, chipboard, medium...
2. Thin blade for wood facilitating fretwork
3. Hacksaw blades for metal or plastic plates

Saber saw

saber saw blades

The saber saw is a very practical equipment thanks to its horizontal movement which is similar to that of a manual saw.
It is able to quickly cut a wide variety of wood and metal materials. It is used in hard to reach places where a jigsaw or circular saw is unusable.
1. Blade for cutting wood
2. Blade for metal work
3. Bi-metal blade special demolition

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