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What is a saw’s throat depth?

 
         
         
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  Throat depth of a saw  

The space inside the frame is called the ‘throat’.

 

The measurement from the top of the frame to the saw’s teeth is called the ‘throat depth’. This measurement determines how far you can cut into a material before it hits the frame.

 
         
  Frame saw used to cut into material  

The deeper the saw’s throat, the deeper the saw will cut into material.


Some frame saws have a variety of different throat depths to choose from. These are the most common depths but they may not apply to every model:

 
         
     

Junior hacksaws

 
  Junior hacksaw  

100mm (3.9″ approx.)

Shop for Junior Hacksaws

 
         
     

Hacksaws

 
  Hacksaw  

100-150mm (3.9-5.9″ approx.)

Shop for Hacksaws

 
         
     

Coping saws

 
  Coping Saw  

120mm (4.7″ approx.) 

Shop for Coping Saws

 
         
     

Fret saws

 
  Fret Saw  

130mm (5.11″ approx.)

Shop for Fret Saws

 
         
     

Bow saws

 
  Bow Saw  

150-300mm (5.9-11.9″ approx.)

Shop for Bow Saws

   
         

what-is-the-throat-depth

     
 

What is a saw’s throat depth?

 
         
         
  Shop for Saws  
         
         
  Throat depth of a saw  

The space inside the frame is called the ‘throat’.

 

The measurement from the top of the frame to the saw’s teeth is called the ‘throat depth’. This measurement determines how far you can cut into a material before it hits the frame.

 
         
  Frame saw used to cut into material  

The deeper the saw’s throat, the deeper the saw will cut into material.


Some frame saws have a variety of different throat depths to choose from. These are the most common depths but they may not apply to every model:

 
         
     

Junior hacksaws

 
  Junior hacksaw  

100mm (3.9″ approx.)

Shop for Junior Hacksaws

 
         
     

Hacksaws

 
  Hacksaw  

100-150mm (3.9-5.9″ approx.)

Shop for Hacksaws

 
         
     

Coping saws

 
  Coping Saw  

120mm (4.7″ approx.) 

Shop for Coping Saws

 
         
     

Fret saws

 
  Fret Saw  

130mm (5.11″ approx.)

Shop for Fret Saws

 
         
     

Bow saws

 
  Bow Saw  

150-300mm (5.9-11.9″ approx.)

Shop for Bow Saws