What Can a Sawzall Cut Through

What Can a Sawzall Cut Through

If you own a sawzall or you have been thinking about purchasing one, you might be thinking to yourself and wondering what exactly a sawzall can do and what it is capable of cutting through. Luckily for you. this particular post is going to help answer all of those questions.

By the end of this, you’ll know exactly how to use a sawzall and you will have no problem knowing exactly what it is able to cut through and what it cannot cut through.

What You Will Need To Follow This Tutorial

As you will learn from all of the information that will be outlined above, there are a lot of uses when it comes to a sawzall and you want to make sure you know all of the different uses so that you can get the most out of the product when you learn how to use it. Overall, you need to make sure you pick the right blade to match with the material you plan on cutting so if you want to follow this tutorial properly, you will need things outlined in the next paragraph.

As long as you have the right blades, you will be able to cut wood, plastic and sheet metal as well as structural membranes, pipes and metal rods, so you might want to make sure you have all of these materials at hand, or at least the ones you plan on using. Additionally, make sure you have the actual sawzall as well as all of the blade options you might need, which will be outlined in the next section

Step By Step Instructions - What Can a Sawzall Cut Through

Parts And Operation

A sawzall is short for a reciprocating saw and it comes with a very powerful electric motor that is connected to the spindle. The gears help to transform the rotation into a back and forth motion. Once you finally put a blade onto the saw, it will extend anywhere from 6 to 12 inches beyond the base and it vibrates back and forth when the trigger is held down to help give you the cutting action that you will find is pretty similar to a jigsaw.

Uses

The uses for the saw were briefly outlined above but you will find that there are a ton of uses for this particular saw and since the blade is oriented the way it is, you’re able to make either straight or curved cuts in some places that would be a lot harder to reach with other saws. You’ll find that this saw is able to cut through wood framing and the nails that join them all together as well as the corner of a window.

As long as you match the right blade to the material (more on that in the next point), you will have no problem cutting into almost all materials. You’ll find that this curve can help to make just about any cut you might need but the cuts will not be as accurate as some other saws.

Getting the Right Blade

If you want to cut the material the right way, you need to make sure you have the right blade or else it will take too long to cut the material or it will cut so fast that it destroys the material.

Blades made for cutting wood have deep teeth and have around five teeth per inch while metal cutting blades are much finer and have up to 24 teeth per inch. If you want to go with one blade that could work for all material, you can go with a multipurpose blade that has around 14 teeth per inch and cuts both metal and wood.

Safety Concerns

Of course, when it comes to operating just about any piece of heavy machinery or a power tool like this one, you need to make sure you follow the right practices and you should always wear goggles and gloves when you use it. Make sure you have plenty of amps running to the outlet you are using and be aware of the kickback when you cut into material. To try and prevent a kickback, ensure you have plenty of clearance for the blade before you start cutting.

Conclusion

Now that you have read through the entire tutorial and you know everything there is to know when it comes to cutting with a sawzall, I hope you will take this information and use it to the best of your ability.

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