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06-13-2017 05:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking saws review

Hey everyone, how are you doing?
Well lets keep it short, I’m kinda new to woodworking but not a new designer, so while learning more about woodworking and saws I decided to create Saws 101 Infographic.
I think it will be much easier for everyone to understand what each of saw does this way.

The infographic is very big (almost 800×10,000), so I guess giving the url will be better than embeding it here.
Here is it: http://www.sawinery.net/infographics/saws-101/

Please let me know what do you think in comments ;)


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#1 posted 06-13-2017 06:57 PM

Are the sources at the bottom of the page paying you to post their places of business?

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Robert12

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#2 posted 06-13-2017 08:04 PM

Nope, just used the info from their pages so I wanted to give credit.

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#3 posted 06-13-2017 08:54 PM

Cool. Correction: Chop saws used toothed blades, as well as abrasive blades. Easy to follow along.

-- Pete

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#4 posted 06-14-2017 02:11 AM

In woodworking, chainsaws are also used to resaw wood and prepare bowl blanks; besides cutting down trees.

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 02:15 AM

Jigsaws, for cutting curves and other non straight lines. What other non straight lines are there besides curves?

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 05:35 AM

You forgot scrollsaws!
A lot jocks use those kind of saws!

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Robert12

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#7 posted 06-14-2017 08:51 AM

scroll saw is there


You forgot scrollsaws!
A lot jocks use those kind of saws!

- oldnovice

Thanks for the tips guys, anything else I should edit?

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#8 posted 06-14-2017 11:15 AM



scroll saw is there

You forgot scrollsaws!
A lot jocks use those kind of saws!

- oldnovice

Thanks for the tips guys, anything else I should edit?

- Robert12

Yes. Go back and do some more research on your price ranges. They are seriously out of whack. In my dreams I would have gotten my 3 hp Sawstop PCS for $2,000. Yo can purchase a Festool scroll saw for over $500.

At first I thought you were indicating a range that a new woodworker might expect to pay for entry level tools, but then I saw that $12,000 radial arm saw. That one must be a real beast!

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#9 posted 06-14-2017 11:23 AM

“Japanease” is wrong – should be “Japanese” – I think a mention of the thin blades because of pull-cutting would be more informative.
Since it’s a picture, you can’t search, which is a shame.

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Robert12

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#10 posted 06-14-2017 11:55 AM


scroll saw is there

You forgot scrollsaws!
A lot jocks use those kind of saws!

- oldnovice

Thanks for the tips guys, anything else I should edit?

- Robert12

Yes. Go back and do some more research on your price ranges. They are seriously out of whack. In my dreams I would have gotten my 3 hp Sawstop PCS for $2,000. Yo can purchase a Festool scroll saw for over $500.

At first I thought you were indicating a range that a new woodworker might expect to pay for entry level tools, but then I saw that $12,000 radial arm saw. That one must be a real beast!

- Kazooman

Well for prices I used Amazon, anything specific that is wrong?

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#11 posted 06-14-2017 01:05 PM

Your miter saw reviews, you don’t even make a mention anywhere for a Bosch? Are they crappy?

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#12 posted 06-14-2017 01:18 PM

I don’t get the purpose of this at all. What are you selling?

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#13 posted 06-14-2017 02:13 PM

I noticed the prices seem to be outside of what would be considered normal on some of the saws, the radial arm saw in particular seems quite high. The band saw you have pictured looks more like a meat cutting saw than something that would be found in a woodworkers shop. The thickness capacity of many newer stationary band saws are regularly 12” or greater. The upper price range you have listed for stationary band saws should be higher, $2500 would be more appropriate for the upper average range. You identified both stationary and portable band saws, it would make sense then to also differentiate between jobsite table saws which you have pictured vs. non-portable table saws be it a contractor’s saw (considered portable at one point in time) or a hybrid saw or a cabinet saw which can exceed $2000 very quickly.
What is your target demographic for this information, that could dictate what other (if any) changes would be beneficial for those you’re trying to reach.
In all honesty this would be fine for someone seeking a very rudimentary overview of different saw types but it really isn’t anything more than a loose assembly of readily available information. Anyone considering buying a saw for any application would need more in depth information and possibility instruction before buying.

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#14 posted 06-14-2017 02:25 PM

I think the basic description for table saws is limited. A table saw can be excellent for crosscuts as well as rip cuts, and is the heart and soul of most wood shops as a result. For woodworking, a good table saw can be even more precise than a miter saw because the underpinnings are more robust.

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#15 posted 06-14-2017 03:03 PM

Everyone keep in mind that if there are ads on the site then he gets revenue from each visit…. Not sure if this is the end game but a new user posting a link to their own site with “lots of information”.... just saying….

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