Hello there, Do you know that the most common circular saw is the hand-held circular saw? This circular saw is swing-mounted to cut wood at an angle. More information can be found here
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A circular saw is a hand-held or machine-mounted tool that is used to cut materials like wood, brick, plastic, and metal. In woodworking, the circular saw refers to the hand-held type, though table saws and chop saws are also common circular saws. Circular saw blades are specifically designed for the material they are meant to cut, and in the case of wood, they are designed to make rip-cuts, cross-cuts, or a combination of the two. Circular saws are typically powered by electricity, but they can also be powered by a gas engine or a fuel injector, allowing them to be connected to heavy machinery and eliminating the need for a separate power source.
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When buying a circular saw, there are a few things to keep in mind.
There are two types of circular saws: worm-drive and sidewinder. Worm-drive saws have the engine situated behind the blade (on the left), giving right-handed operators great vision. The motor is positioned next to the blade on sidewinder (also known as direct drive) saws (which is often on the right). While this can give you more control over the saw, it can also throw it off balance because the motor side is heavier.
Corded or Cordless
Cordless circular saws provide you the freedom and flexibility to cut anything, anyplace, which is particularly useful on a construction site. However, cordless devices often have less power and have a shorter runtime due to battery life. A corded saw, on the other hand, will typically provide more cutting power and can operate as long as it is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Circular saws with cords feature amp-rated motors. A circular saw capable of most DIY chores should have a 15-amp motor at a minimum. There are several low-cost 10-amp or 12-amp tools on the market, but they’re best for light work.
Lithium-ion batteries, usually 18-volt, are used in today’s cordless circular saws. However, if you use your saw for long periods of time or work with thick or heavy materials, more powerful 20-volt models are available.
The most common circular saw blade size is 7-1/4 inches. This is the most common size for most DIYers, and it can handle materials up to 3 inches thick. Circular saws with 6-1/2-inch blades, for light work, and circular saws with 8-1/4-inch blades, for heavier work, are available. Circular saws with short blades, typically around 4-1/2 inches, are also available for cutting panels and other thin materials.
If you want a small, portable power tool that can handle a variety of jobs, a circular saw is a smart option. Even though it is less exact than a table saw, the versatility of a circular saw is unrivalled.