Cutting Tools

Cutting tools can never be missing in a house, a workshop, a factory, a hospital or any other place. This is why it is important to know about them.

It seems simple to have to choose a cutting tool, but when the jobs to be done are more specific, we begin to find a wide variety of tools, making it difficult to choose one. And never stop taking into account the safety of the person who will use it, since they are dangerous tools. Below we will show a list of both manual and electric cutting tools .

What are cutting tools?

Cutting tools are elements used to make cuts in materials and that vary depending on the material to be cut, the size of the piece to be cut, among other characteristics. 

Cutting tools depending on the material

There are different types of cutting tools depending on the material of the piece to be cut. It can vary depending on the material, be it wood , metal, plastic , among other materials.

Wood Cutting Tools

They are generally large and spaced toothed tools, they tend to work better when ‘pulled’ due to the arrangement of the teeth. Light, repetitive movements are recommended and not so precise so that there are no jams.

universal handsaw

The cutting blade of the universal saw is made of steel . The better quality this steel has, that is, the finer the blade, the more resistant and more flexible, the better the cut will be. The blade has a finish that makes it more slippery. 

Rib Saw 

This type of saw is made with smaller and closer teeth, and a rectangular blade at the top that allows the saw to be guided in a more stable way. This feature allows the tool to be used for cutting moldings and thin parts.

Japanese handsaw

This type of saw has an extremely thin blade, with very small teeth, which makes it used to make cuts with high precision. It is also used for jobs that are difficult to access for conventional handsaws. Very useful for making cuts in small pieces.

manual miter saw

There are models of miter saws that allow the piece to be stopped or supported and miter saws with a drilling system that allows the material to be held. It is important to check the quality and drive of the saw before making the purchase.

electric miter saw

It has the same characteristics as the manual miter saw, only that its operation is electric, which mainly allows greater precision in the cut.


It is made up of a steel blade and is used to carve or shape wood. The thicker the handles, the more ergonomic it will be for the person who uses it.

Metal cutting tools

When choosing a metal cutting tool, the most important feature to consider is the thickness of the part. Next we will show you the different tools or machines to cut metal .

Grinder ( or grinder )

It is especially used for thin metals and if we need to make curved cuts. It has the advantage that it is very light and easy to use.

metal snips

They are like ordinary scissors, only that the blades have the resistance to cut soft metals, cables, among others.

Mountain range

The saw is a type of flexible cutting tool, since it allows cuts to be made in different pieces with certain thicknesses simply by changing the blade. They can be electric or manual.

Endless Saw

The endless saw is the famous “butchers” saw. Composed of a long and flexible metal strip. Widely used for irregular cuts and can be pedal or electric.

Pipe cutter

Ideal for cutting metal tubing, especially copper . Widely used in gas installations, plumbing, among others. It is flexible as it adapts to the diameter of the tube, and must be turned until the cut is made in the tube.

Plastic cutting tools 

Many of the aforementioned tools are used to cut plastic, such as handsaws , saws, among others. Similarly, there is a tool especially for plastic pipes such as PVC, PE, PP, PB, VPE. This tool is called Piraina.

Characteristics of cutting tools

The cutting tools must have certain characteristics so that when making the cut we do not have problems. Some of the characteristics that it must comply with are the following :

  • They must be made of wear -resistant materials .
  • The edge of the same must be preserved at high temperatures .
  • Must have good toughness properties
  • The coefficient of friction must be low .
  • It must have a certain resistance to thermal shocks .

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