Types of saws? Answered
Virtually any kind of saw, intended to cut metal or wood can be used to cut PVC, although finer toothed saws work better..A hack saw is a frame designed to support a replaceable metal-cutting blade It holds a fine-toothed, replaceable blade that is normally about 1/2" wide and 12" long. A back saw has a rigid 3-4" wide blade, typically 12-16" long. A chop saw is a circular saw on a base that normally uses an abrasive cutting wheel. Cutting wheels can be as small as a 6" diameter or up to 26" although sizes over 14" are rarely found outside industry. You've provided a good picture of a miter saw. See pictures of others below.