Rotary & Spiral Cutting Tools
Bore into any surface with spiral cutting tools
Saws and hammers are great for crude work, demolition and handcrafted projects. But what about those projects that require a more delicate touch? If you need a tool that will cut with precision without hacking up the material around your cuts, then spiral cutting tools might be a great idea for you. These tools use a blade that spirals into the material, cutting it at the site of the blade without dragging it along with the blade like a regular saw. Imagine the difference between cutting a cake with a butter knife or an electric carving knife; that is the difference between regular cutting tools and spiral tools on your project.
Some spiral cutting tools have been around for a while but aren't necessarily classified as such. Drills cut holes into wood on a spiral, removing material to make room for screws or pegs. This puts less stress on wood and metal, reducing the likelihood that the material will crack, warp or bend with the added mass into the project. Bench grinders also technically rotate in a bit of a spiral motion, though they are a very crude version of the idea. However, you may remove material much more smoothly than with a thickness planer, so they are still useful for getting a nice finish.
Rotary saws are another great style of spiral cutting tool that can be the most useful in home repair and construction projects. This type of saw uses a spiral motion instead of the back-and-forth motion of traditional saws. Thus, the saw is not dragging material back and forth as it hacks through the surface. While the effects of a traditional saw aren't as visible in wood, softer drywall can get torn to bits by a rough traditional saw. A rotary saw allows for clean, neat cuts in the places you need them. For instance, a rotary saw is great for cutting out spots for outlets and light switches. A clean, neat hole helps give a professional look to installation. If you are trying to patch a hole, a rotary saw can help cut a clean new line for your patch, and help cut a perfectly-sized piece to fit in the patch spot, leaving you with fewer jagged edges to smooth out during the finishing process.
One final place that you typically see rotary cutting tools is in the medical industry. Surgeons have been using rotary saws to help with bone repair and installing plates and screws. While you might not need a tool for this purpose, it is good to know that medical professionals trust these saws to create a minimal amount of dust inside the human body. Likewise, workshop rotary cutting tools also minimize dust, which means you can spend less time on clean up and more time enjoying your beautiful finished project.
If you need a high-powered tool that gets you results, Sears is the place to go. From tools that take care of the big stuff to precision instruments that create a beautiful finish, we have everything you need to get your home construction project done in no time. Come to us for everything from floor items like laminate trimmers to finishing items like spiral cutting tools and sanders so you can spend more time appreciating your work instead of doing it.