Whether they are used at home or in construction sites, cordless circular saws are total must-haves. Because they are powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries and does not require electrical cords, this power tool is perfectly suited for work in both small and open spaces.
While it is true that cordless circular saws are not as powerful as their corded, electric counterparts, they more than make up for it in user-friendliness. They are lightweight and have an ergonomic design so even first time users would not have trouble getting tasks done using this tool.
The portable design also means you can take it with you anywhere. So if you are a contractor and have to travel to different work sites, it is easy to bring this tool with you wherever you go. If you are buying this equipment for the first time, do not hesitate to give us a call for product related questions.
One of the most common power tools you’ll find both on job sites and in home workshops are circular saws. They can be used to cut a variety of materials, including wood, steel, masonry, ceramics and more. A standard saw will include basic components like a blade guard, and foot plate, and also allow for both bevel and depth adjustments. In order to ensure you buy the right circular saw for your needs, however, you’ll need to understand the other options available.
There are two basic designs for circular saws: sidewinder or inline saws, and worm drive saws. As the name would suggest, an inline saw has the motor located along the same axis as the blade. This allows them to be compact and lightweight. This is the traditional, most common design for circular saws and appropriate for most applications. The worm drive design places the motor at a right angle from the saw blade, which makes them longer than an inline saw, but also quieter. This also allows for increased torque transferred from the motor to the blade, which makes worm drive saws ideal for heavy-duty use.
Like many other power tools, you have the choice between a corded or cordless circular saw. A corded saw doesn’t require batteries or charging so you can start work anytime you’re near an outlet. They also tend to be better suited for cutting masonry, steel and other demanding applications. While your range is more limited, a reliable extension cord allows you to work pretty much anywhere. A cordless circular saw brings the convenience to work anywhere and there are some applications where a corded saw can’t reach. A cordless saw will be smaller than the corded version, which also allows them to work in confined areas. Batteries do need to be charged, however, and limit these circular saws to cutting wood only for the most part.
There are a number of features that will set one circular saw apart from another. Your first consideration should be cutting power. This will be measured in amps for a corded saw, and volts for cordless options. The more amps and volts, the more cutting power this saw brings. Blade size, or capacity, determines how deep the saw will cut. Larger blades allow you to cut through thicker materials, but smaller blades make the saw lighter and easier to control. Electric brakes are an important feature for many. They allow the blade to stop in as little as 2 seconds, which is significantly faster than a circular saw without them. A spindle or shaft locks are only included on some circular saws, but make it far easier to change the blade. Laser guides are also available to help improve cutting accuracy.
You’ll likely be purchasing blades separate from your circular saw, but you’ll need to ensure that the blade you choose is compatible with both your saw and your project. For soft wood, steel blades are an inexpensive choice. A high-speed steel blade is likely needed if you’re cutting harder materials, however. Carbide-tipped blades stay sharp for much longer than steel blades, even with harder materials. If you’re cutting ceramic tile, invest in a blade specifically designed for the job: tile-cutting blades. For masonry materials, masonry blades are needed to cut concrete, brick, and cinder block.
User Safety Tips
Wear Proper Safety Gear
Just as with operating any power tool, getting your safety gear right is the first step to safely getting something cut with your circular saw.
Use the Right (and Sharp) Blade
There are different types of blades for a reason – they are optimized for whatever task they are designed for. As such, avoid using wood blades on metals, masonry blades on wood, and so on.
Check the Piece You Are Cutting for Obstructions
The second important thing to do before you even hit the power button is to check the piece of material you are cutting for obstructions.
Set the Cut Depth Right
One of the things you will have to do is to set the cut depth. In other words, you will need to set how much of the blade sticks out of the circular saw and actually cuts the material.
Secure the Piece You Are Cutting Properly
The last thing to confirm before starting your circular saw is that the piece you are about to cut is secured in place.
Do Not Place Your Body in Line with the Saw
When it comes to safety tips for using circular (or any kind of) saws, this is the 101. If your circular saw kicks back and moves against the direction of the cut, you don’t want it hitting your body. Instead, you want it to go to an empty space to avoid injury.
All of our Circular Saws are made from quality materials that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and will last for a long time.
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