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Manual or electric, the radial saw ensures perfect cuts at 90° or 45°. To make assemblies, its field of application is much larger than one imagines.

Cutting wood: use a radial saw

A radial saw consists of three parts: a sawing table, a support guide and a cutting head.
The saw table, equipped with a swiveling circular plate with a long groove allowing the dive of the blade, is bordered on each side by the support guide linked to the base.
The cutting head is secured (at its base) to the swivel plate and has at its end the bodies useful for sawing: motor, circular saw blade, protective housings, control handle with its trigger, safety, depth stop...

How many teeth for a radial saw blade?

Radial saw blade

In general, this type of machine comes with a standard blade with at least 24 teeth. The multiplication of the number of teeth improving the quality of cut, a blade of 40 or even 48 teeth, is preferable. On the cutting side, if the steel teeth are sufficient for slicing the wood, it is imperative that the carbide pellet teeth be used to tackle aluminum or plastic profiles.

Adjust the radial saw

Lock the deck a radial saw.

Push the locking pin with the index finger up to release the lock. By pressing the handle sideways, the tray pivots to the desired angle.

Adjusting the cutting angle of a radial saw

The angle of cut corresponds to the position of the plate whose rotation goes up to 45° or 60°, on the left or on the right. The tightening handle handles the blocking of all settings.

improve the performance of a radial saw

To work effectively and optimize machine performance, take special care in adjusting the depth of cut.

precise work with radial saw

To operate the blade and release the descent, squeeze the trigger.
Multiple round trips then allow to obtain a precise work by the game of parallel cuts.

Cut a half-timber joint

multiple cuts with radial saw

Same principle of multiple cuts for a half-timber joint.
The projection of the laser line on the part makes it possible to better visualize the lateral displacements.

Cut at an angle

Diamond tip with radial saw

To make a diamond tip (in addition to skew cuts), set the cut to 90°.
With each pass, turn the wood on the next song until you tear down the 4 sides.

Cut out a piece of thick wood

Debit a thick tip with a radial saw

To cut a thick tip, go back and forth with the sawhead and lower the blade a little more each time you pass. This avoids tiring the engine.


Video Instruction: How to use a Radial Arm Saw