Which saw should I choose?

circular saw VS reciprocating saw VS jig saw

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AAlthough you can cut through the wood by hand, a power saw is far quicker and more precise. Reciprocating saws, jig saws and circular saws are the most commonly used tools in any woodworking project and they are useful tools for home projects and renovations. You should have all three in your arsenal. However, if you have limited budget and can only choose one, the following blog will be useful for you. Let's continue.

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Differences

Circular Saw

  • disc blade
  • precise and clean cut
  • expensive
  • relatively slower cutting speed
  • with blade guard
  • relatively heavier
  • straight cuts, bevel cuts, rip cuts and cross cuts
  • require a level surface to operate

Reciprocating Saw

  • knife-like blade
  • rough cut
  • affordable price
  • fast cutting speed
  • no blade guard
  • portable and lightweight
  • vertical and horizontal cuts, excellent for overhead cutting; not suitable for cutting intricate work
  • handheld design

Jig Saw

  • knife-like blade
  • precise cut
  • cheap
  • variable cutting speeds
  • no blade guard
  • versatile and lightweight
  • straight cuts, curved cuts, bevel cuts, and plunge cuts; not the best for flush cuts and heavy duty jobs
  • require a level surface to operate

Let's try to keep this as simple as possible. A jig saw is a reciprocating saw. It's sort of like saying Diet Pepsi is a "type" of Pepsi. A jigsaw, although it's in the same family as a reciprocating saw, it definitely has its own purposes and uses. In the battle of jigsaw vs. reciprocating saw, you want to know which saw you're going to need for your next project. Having this information should help you make a more informed, educated decision about whether a Jigsaw vs. Reciprocating Saw will best suit your needs. 

It should be fully clear now that the reciprocating saw and the circular saw are very different types of power tools. They are not designed to be used interchangeably and are instead better suited to different types of construction and demolition work.

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