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How to Use a Circular Saw. Everything you need to know. | Woodworking Basics

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Hey everybody! Before I get started I wanted to let you know that I have

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launches. All of your input really helped us to tweak, refine and just improve

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to learn more and get started. Thanks. A circular saw is one of the most useful

handheld power tools to own and I think every shop should have one. Plus it's a

great tool for woodworking projects if you don't have a table saw or if you

just have a limited space, since it's a portable tool, you can build projects

anywhere. In your driveway, your patio, or even on a balcony. A circular saw is

similar to a table saw but instead of feeding lumber through the saw, you pass

the saw through a stationary board. Unlike a table saw though, it's safe to

make freehand cuts with a circular saw. Though you'll get straighter cuts if you

use a fence or a guide. A circular saw has two handles to help you control the

saw with both hands. The rear handle has the trigger that you'll hold throughout

the cut. Some saws have a safety button that you need to press first to prevent

accidental starts. Typically the blade is to the right of the motor like this one

but if you're a lefty you can also buy left-handed saws. It will help you keep