Which saw to choose for the wood?

The saw belongs to the basic equipment of every workshop because it is able to divide or carve materials such as wood, synthetic material, metal or natural stone without problems. The saw works both manually and mechanically. Find out below which saw is best suited for certain woodworking tasks in the garden, at home and in the workshop. General rule: the harder the wood, the higher the number of teeth of the saw blade. For certain types of saw, you might need the tile saw blades.

Arc and band saws

While the arch saw is used in woodworking mainly as a fretwork saw, the band saw like the dogged saw is used both in professional woodworking and in the home and in the DIY hobbyist’s workshop for fast and big cuts. Depending on the type of blade, the universal saw can cut out thicker planks of wood or shorten square wood. The saw also makes it possible to make thinner cuts with high precision, provided a suitable blade is used. The characteristic feature of the saw is the short, but wide blade.

Back saws

Back saws like the jigsaw are ideal for particularly fine and precise wood cuts, because their blade has a very fine serration. Other features are the rectangular blade and the rigid back (back guide). They are mainly used for cutting thin boards and cutting wooden strips.


The jigsaw is one of the most versatile saws. It allows both straight and curved cuts to be made quickly and particularly precisely. The jigsaw is especially suitable for curved cuts. There are numerous blades available that are suitable for different materials, accuracy levels, speeds and curves. It is available as a hand saw or power tool.

Manual circular saws

The manual circular saw belongs to electric or cordless saws and is used primarily for fast, precise and straight cuts of wood. Its speciality is long cuts for processing thick wooden materials. This includes, for example, chipboard and plywood, wooden beams, floor boards and even hardwood for flooring.

Straight saw

Electric straight saws are ideal for rough cuts. Fast and coarse cuts should be made on plants and during demolition work, for example. Various blades are available for straight saws, which are particularly suitable for cutting wood or metal.

Multisaw versatile compact saw

As the name already reveals, the compact saw is suitable for various sawing jobs — regardless of whether you are drilling wood, tiles, laminate, aluminium or PVC. The saw allows you to make exactly straight cuts. In addition, it is suitable for plunge cuts. It is a special cut, a top-down system. A versatile Multisaw compact saw can be used with different blades, e.g. with diamond discs, HSS blades and hardened metal blades.