A hacksaw is a fine-toothed saw, originally and mainly made for cutting metal. Most hacksaws are hand saws with a C-shaped walking frame that holds a blade under tension. Such hacksaws have a handle, usually a pistol grip, with pins for attaching a narrow disposable blade.Click to see full answer. Keeping this in view, how many types of Hacksaw are there?Frame : There are two types of Hacksaw Frame, a fixed and an adjustable. The fixed frame can only take one length of Blade, but is more rigid that the adjustable type, which can take Blades of different lengths. what material is a hacksaw blade made from? carbon steel Similarly one may ask, which way should a hacksaw blade face? Install the hacksaw blade so the teeth face forward. The saws are designed so the blade will cut when it’s pushed (the forward stroke) rather than when pulled (see photo). Some blades have an arrow that shows the correct installation (the arrow points toward the handle).Will a hacksaw cut through metal?A hacksaw is a versatile type of saw useful for cutting a variety of materials for projects around the home. One of the benefits of owning a hacksaw is that one blade can successfully cut metal, plastic and wood. Other types of saws are more specifically geared toward cutting a single type of material.