Metal hacksaw — selection of optimal models from leading manufacturers (85 photos)
This type of hacksaw is used for processing various metal workpieces. It is very much in demand in modern realities, with its help you can do a lot of things.
Unlike a hacksaw for wood, the blade of a hacksaw for metal does not have such a significant value when choosing a specific model, since it is very often replaced. It is worth paying attention to the mount with which you will change the canvas.
Also be sure to check how the saw is in your hand, you still have to work with this tool. The handle should lie comfortably in your hand and fit any size.
The web tension nut is one of the main parts. It should be easy to unwind and twist so that you can easily change the canvas.
The canvas should go in all directions without difficulty, so that it is more convenient for you to use the saw.
All metal hacksaws are divided into two categories: simple and electric. In the first case, they can be called mechanical or manual. They are already divided into manual hacksaws, professional and home.
Electric saws are divided into mains (it's enough to simply plug them into an outlet) and rechargeable (they have a built-in battery that allows you to work somewhere in the field or on a plot far from home).
Your task is to choose a hacksaw suitable for your specifics.
What should you pay attention to first? Many people ask the question: "How to choose the right hacksaw?". In order not to be led by various tricks of marketers who are trying to sell you their goods, you need to know a number of rules when choosing a metal hacksaw.
First of all, pay attention to what kind of equipment you need. If you do not work so often, about 1-2 times a day, then a classic household hacksaw will be enough for you.
However, if you seriously specialize in this work, then get a professional hacksaw, it is able to work for many hours a day.
Everything is simple here — the greater the power of the tool, the easier and more active the cutting will be. Hacksaws with a power of 800 watts are recommended to be bought only by professionals who will use it in business every day.
Fastening of the web to the handle
Pay special attention to the fastening of the canvas itself, because you will have to change the canvas quite often. The mount should be easily unscrewed and twisted accordingly.
Comfort in use
Check this aspect more carefully, your hands should not get numb when working with the tool for a long time. If the hacksaw model that you need involves using one hand, then pay attention to its weight, it should be minimal.
When choosing a tool, look at what functions it has, they should bring even more convenience to your work.
Cost is sometimes a key factor when choosing a particular product. You must be confident in the manufacturer, the functionality of the hacksaw and other important aspects so as not to overpay. Modern metal hacksaws sometimes imply a high price, but we only care about the quality of the purchased goods.
Absolutely any tool needs to be able to choose, to know the main aspects when choosing, to have at least some idea about working with the tool.
Even while at home, you can take a look at the photos of various metal hacksaws and understand which one is required for your needs.
Choosing a replacement blade for your hacksaw
Pay special attention to the choice of a blade for a hacksaw, because even the smallest flaw can spoil all your further work. It should be smooth, not have various cracks.
For a special check, bend the canvas in the store, just remember, low-quality material is quite easy to break, if the canvas instantly returned to its former shape, feel free to take it.
Also check the number of teeth per 1 inch or per TPI unit, because the more there are, the more active and better your work will be.
It is also recommended to look at the material of the canvas itself, it should be bimetal, or in another case, choose a red-hot canvas. Such canvases will serve much longer than usual, it remains only to make sure that this canvas fits your hacksaw.
The use of metal hacksaws
To use a manual mechanical hacksaw, it is not necessary to be an expert, the course of work is quite similar to an ordinary hacksaw on wood. Thanks to the very small teeth, this tool can be used not only in working with metal products, it can also be used in working with chipboard, foam and even ordinary wood.
This tool is one of the most versatile on the market, but working with the metal itself is not an easy task.
One of the most important problems is the constant replacement of the canvas, as it quickly becomes unusable. Unfortunately, there is no way to sharpen such a hacksaw, but you can make various tools from the used canvases.
At the moment, the market provides absolutely different models and types of metal hacksaws, but every consumer strives to choose a more convenient and high-quality tool for their work.
If you have a need for sawing some small parts, then a mini hacksaw from Stanley company will suit you, they produce high-quality and durable tools. The Stanley mini hacksaw is designed to work with small metal parts, and it copes with this perfectly.
The best models of metal hacksaws are provided by the following brands:
TOPEX — provides a budget 10A130 mechanical hacksaw. Its average cost does not exceed 500 rubles. The main feature of this model is a rotating blade for more convenient work with the tool.
BAHCO — offers us the model 208, the price range varies up to 900 rubles. The hacksaw produces high cutting accuracy, thanks to a particularly durable blade. It is quite light and compact, which is why it has gained due popularity.
BAHCO also has its representative on the metal hacksaw market in the form of the ERGO 325 model, which is great, thanks to its long blade, which allows you to work with material of any size.
Just like most metal hacksaws, it has a removable blade. At the moment, this is the most expensive hacksaw of all of the above, its cost is about 2000 rubles.
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