t’s safe to say that no house in America is built without the help of saws. These ubiquitous cutting tools come in many shapes and configurations, specialized to the task at hand. Hayward carries a wide variety of power saws.

Circular saws: These saws get their name from their disc-shaped blades; the standard size for a circular saw is 7 1/4 in., but other sizes may be available. They are used for framing, decking and other cutting. When choosing a circular saw, some important things to consider are the saw’s power (in amps), its weight, and especially how easy it is for you to use. Go to any Hayward store and ask an expert which saw is right for you.

Jig Saws: When you need a portable tool that lets you cut a curve, a jig saw is the best option. A jig saw blade cuts with a reciprocating action like a reciprocating saw, but the blade is much smaller and the tool is designed for much greater accuracy. Hayward carries many different jig saw blades for cutting wood, metal or ceramic.

Miter Saws: For the accurate cutting needed for fine finish work, Hayward carries a wide variety of miter saws. Miter saws fall into two basic categories: standard miter saws (chop saws) and compound miter saws. With chop saws, the base pivots to change the cutting angle while the blade remains vertical. With compound miter saws, the saw blade can be tilted as well, allowing you to cut compound angles. Double beveling is also available which allows you to tilt the blade in both horizontal directions. Here are some things to consider when looking at these tools: ease of changing angles, ease of adjustment, and features such as preset angle detents and blade brakes. Our Hayward experts can help you choose the saw for your needs

Portable Table Saws: These saws offer the power and convenience of shop tool in a package that can be easily carried to the job site. Like most other saws, portable table saws have many different features depending on the manufacturer, but some considerations when choosing one for your needs are weight and ease of transportation, as well as how easy it is to adjust the saw fence.

Reciprocating Saws: For aggressive cutting of any material when speed is more important than accuracy, a reciprocating saw is a must, especially in demolition work. The saw works by moving a long linear blade back and forth in a rapid motion. Remember to match the blade type and blade length to the task. Hayward carries a wide selection of blades for every purpose, from cutting nail-embedded wood to specialty blades for cutting cast iron and ceramic. When choosing a reciprocating saw, consider cutting speed and ease of operation including weight and blade changing.

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