How To Use A Reciprocating Saw To Cut Wood?

Can I cut wood with a reciprocating saw?

Reciprocating saws cut through just about everything short of a rock.

With a recip saw (also called a Sawzall, the brand name of Milwaukee’s tool), you can cut through lumber even if it’s embedded with nails.

It can also cut all common forms of metal: steel, aluminum, copper, and cast iron.

What kind of saw do I need to cut wood?

Hacksaw. Perfect for cutting pipes and tubing, the hacksaw is one of the most common saw types. They are lightweight and versatile, able to cut through wood, metal, plastic and other materials using material-specific cutting blades with a tooth count ranging from about 18 to 32 per inch.

How thick can a reciprocating saw cut?

There are three facets to a reciprocating saw blade: Length, width, and thickness. The longer the blade, the deeper the cut. Wider blades will reduce bending and wobbling. Heavy-duty blades are typically 7/8-inches wide and 0.062-inches thick.

How do you hold a reciprocating saw?

Hold the reciprocating saw properly

For using a reciprocating saw safely, always keep hands and feet away from the blade, with one hand on the handle/trigger and the other firmly grasping the rubber boot at the front of the saw. Maintain a balanced position so that you are always in control of the saw.