We lead very busy and fast lives so having tools that are easy to use and unlimited by usage space is really necessary. Cordless tools represent invention that made our lives much easier and allowed us to do some things on our own. With this, the need for repairmen became smaller. There are many things we can do with these tools, such as repair our furniture and else.
A saw is a tool with a tough wire, chain or blade used for cutting through material. This material is most often wood. Abrasive saws are used for cutting through ceramic or metal. Saws used different power sources such as electricity, water, steam, human strength and other.
Cordless saws are tools used for cutting many different materials such as wood, plastic, metal or else. As their name says they don’t use cords what makes them handier and more popular than other types. They are pretty much the same as corded saws. The difference is that cordless are easier to transfer and they are often smaller.
Maybe that the only difference is that cordless saws are not so effective when comparing to saws that use electric cables and power but there isn’t many things that you can do with cord saw and cannot do with cordless saws. This difference is negligible especially when we talk about modern saws.
Short review of a saw history
The history of saws is really interesting. Saws as we know them today, particularly circular saw appeared somewhere in the 18th century.
Saws were used in ancient Egypt, long time ago, 3000 years BC. These were made from cooper.
These tools were used for cutting all sorts of materials. Interesting and a bit scaring fact is that they were used for cutting people as well! Scary, don’t you think! These first saws were jagged. They were very popular in Egypt and went through many phases and changes. They were later made from bronze and iron.
There are several theories connected with the inventor of saws. Chinese legend claims that the inventor of a saw was Lu Ban. On the other side of the world Greek legend says it was Ovid who invented it.
First circular saw appeared somewhere in the 18th century. Different people from different countries made different saws; depending on what did they need them for.
It is believed the inventor of the first circular saw was Samuel Miller but some believe that this wasn’t his invention and that he stole it.
Another theory is that it was invented by Walter Taylor from Southampton.
One more man who is considered to be the inventor of the saw was Gervinus of Germany.
On the other hand, others claim the saw was invented by a Dutch, someone from Holland, in the 16th or 17th century.
Despite the fact that it’s not completely clear who invented saw, one thing is for sure; whoever did it made a huge favor to human kind!
Why are cordless saws so popular?
Well, first of all they are very handy and good for different do-it-yourself things. They don’t weight much and are suitable for use in small, even closed places.
Just the fact they are smaller and easier than cord saws but with the same power and possibilities makes them tempting.
Modern cordless saws are very powerful. They are not limited to cutting only wood but other materials as well. You can also cut some fine and thin materials, especially with the latest models.
They are very convenient because they use batteries as energy source. It’s not a bad idea to start your own business with just one of these tools. They are movable, easy to carry and to use, good for restricted areas and can do everything regular cord saw can.
Besides all the good sides there is one bad. These saws aren’t cheap.
Different saw types
There are, especially today, many different models and types of cordless saws. You can find circular saws, chainsaws, jig saws, reciprocating saws, miter or band saws and others. You choose the one that fits your needs.
With circular saws you can cut all types of wood and not only wood but other materials such as metal as well. The size of the blade determines the depth of the cut. They use batteries as energy source what makes them very useful and convenient.
Chainsaws are mechanical, saws with a set of teeth attached to a chain. They are also portable. You can use them for tree bucking, cutting, pruning. You can find specially designed chainsaws used in chainsaw mills and even in arts. Some are even used for cutting the ice. There are people who use them when making ice sculptures.
Miter saws are used to make very clear and accurate crosscuts. They are also called chop saws.
Band saws are saws with a long and sharp blade. This blade consists of a band of toothed metal stretched between two or more wheels. These wheels cut material. You can use them for cutting different materials but they are mostly used in cutting wood and metal. Most band saws use electric motor as a source of power.
Reciprocating saw is a machine-powered saw. These saws cut by push-and-pull principle and that’s how they got their name. They have a large blade and handle that allows you to use them easily even on vertical surfaces. They are similar to jigsaws.
Before you decide to buy one, inform yourselves well and check their price in more than one place.