View Full Version : How to pick an electric saw
Jun 18th, 2012, 01:28 PM
I am not a handyman and never own an electric saw. I just stopped by CanadianTires and there are lot of electric saw on sale. I notice there are many kinds of saw, like wet tile saw, mitre saw, circular saw, etc. I am just wondering if I just want to buy one just in case, which type of saw would be more versatile for generic use.
Currently, there is a Mastercraft wet tile saw on sale for $45 (originally over $160). Would that be choice ?
Jun 18th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Wet tile saw is for cutting tiles, cermaic, porcline, ect...
Saws all have different uses.
Need to know what you want to use the tool for before you ask the which one I should buy question.
Jun 18th, 2012, 02:04 PM
It's impossible to recommend a saw without knowing the intended purpose. Usually, people buy a saw because they have a specific project in mind.
A reciprocating saw (straight blade moving back and forth) might be one of the more versatile general purpose saws that can do a variety of things.
Jun 18th, 2012, 02:52 PM
For you, buy a handsaw. Based on your apparent handyman IQ from the original post, anything else may cost you some fingers.
Jun 18th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Thanks for all advice and suggestions. I guess I am not going to buy one, will leave it to the handyman if I ever need to some heavy cutting jobs done.
Jun 19th, 2012, 01:37 PM
Its alright to start learning, but buy the tool for the task, rather than try to amass tools that you might never use.