Circular Saw Buying Guide

A Circular saw is one of the most common power hand tool used today. It is used to cut the steel, wood, ceramic tiles, wood and etc with the appropriate blade. Purchase best power tools for your daily use and also for a building site.

Circular Saw Buying Guide

In this article, we are going to see how to learn the saw design and features to make your work easy. I hope it will help for the first time users of a circular saw.

Basics of Circular Saw:

Circular Saw used to make the straight and cross cut quickly along the board. You can also use this tool for bevel cuts. The following are some of the components of a circular saw.
Blade Guard: This guard covers the blade when the tool was not in use and expose when it starts in use or working.
Foot Plate: It is also known as a shoe which is against the workpiece.
Depth Adjustment: It allows the different piece of thick materials to cut.
Bevel Adjustment: The foot plate and blade make a relation for bevel cuts.

Based on the diameter of the blades, the size of the saw will be classified. The most common size is 5-1/2 to 7-1/4 inches. Apart from this there are many options available and based on your needs choose the saw.

There are two designs in a circular saw. They are

  • Sidewinder or inline
  • Worm Drive

The Power Source of Circular Saw:

The circular saw power supply can be calculated by where and how you use it. In that, there are two types available. They are

Cordless: Cordless saw is comfortable to work in all areas but the extension cords are complicated to use. It will work well in confined space since it is small in size. Based on the batteries limitation it suits to cut wood and wood products. Cordless comes in size from 5-3/8 to 6-1/2 inches.

Corded: The corded saw does not depend on any battery power and suits for cutting toughest materials like steel, woodcutting, and steel. This tool is used in many sizes but the commonly used size is 7-1/4 inches.

Makita 5007FA and SKILSAW SPT77W-01 are the best circular saws power tools available in a market.

Features of Circular Saw:

  • The power measured by corded is amps and volt for the cordless device.
  • Based on the blade capacity you can determine the maximum cut. If the blade is larger in capacity then the cut may also deeper.
  • If the trigger is released then the electric brakes can reverse the flow of electricity in the motor.

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