Welcome To Sawingjudge!

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Hi there, my name is Eddie Hook. I have a passion for woodworking, also experience uses working tools and special on saws. So I start this blog, and I want to teach you about all the different kinds of saws you may need or encounter when you want to DIY projects around your house.

Most people don’t give saws a second thought until they need to cut wood, concrete, or drywall. Some saws can even cut through nails, bolts, and screws, but unless you know a lot about saws, you would not know that either. We try to educate our website visitors on all things saw, and it should dramatically improve one’s knowledge and careful use where these cutting tools are concerned.

Story Behind The Site

Initially, when I first started out, we were familiar with traditional straight saws and a hacksaw or two. As we delved into the subject, and wanted to expand our repertoire of knowledge about saws, we began to realize that this is a much broader subject! 

Of course, that meant that a lot of other people who do not ordinarily use hand tools or power tools would not know anything about any of the saws we researched, learned about, and were attempting to use for DIY and professional projects. 

For instance, I wanted to just cut a nail brad off a door post with a hacksaw. Seems simple enough to do, right? Yet, that hacksaw wasn’t having it, and I couldn’t wedge the hacksaw’s bow into any position that made cutting this thick nail brad easy. 

“Okay,” I thought, “I’ll just go for the circular hand saw, and it’ll be gone in a jiffy.” 

Um, no, that is not exactly what happened. The large teeth on this power saw kept catching on that nail brad and jamming up the blade. When it finally managed to cut the nail brad, the nail brad became a sharp projectile with two sharp ends flying through the air! 

It was then that I realized that I should probably learn more about saws and share what I know with others. Now we know that a reciprocating saw would have been a much better option overall for that simple, but potentially dangerous, task. 

My Mission

Which brings us to the development of this website. You came here looking to learn about saws; all types, all kinds, all means of locomotion.

That is exactly what I was aiming to do for all the DIYers out there who want to make improvements to home and property, but have no clue what a table saw, a hacksaw, a circular saw, or a straight saw are, and probably couldn’t tell the difference if asked.

There is plenty of info here to teach you how to recognize all of the different kinds of saws, what they are used for, the numerous types of blades used with each, and how to assess your project for the right cutting tool.

Learning this valuable information helps you avoid accidents and injuries. It also helps you select a saw tool to either purchase or rent, based on the frequency with which you expect to use it.

What You Can Hope To Get From Our Site

All of our very informative articles on saws select one tool to focus on so that you get the most information on just that one tool. We feature a new article every few days to a week so that you can learn more about saws.

We conduct research on the brands of a particular saw, and we deliver and share the best of what we have learned with our readers via our articles.

The Final Word

Finally, you should know that research conducted on table and bench saws between the years of 2001 and 2003 resulted in eighty thousand saw-related injuries! That is just data collected over three years on two specific types of saws!

It is all the more reason to be learning and reading up on these tools, regardless if you are using the power variety, or the manual variety of saws.

If you have any questions or need my suggestions, please contact me via email or at here.

Eddie Hook

Founder and Editor at Sawingjudge