How to use a circular saw

Posted by lara linda on October 24th, 2019

This kin. d of electric hand saw is a basic tool for every carpenter, builder or home renovator. The size of the photo saw is 160 mm largest saws are 235 mm. Below you will find some suggestions and instructions for the proper use of circular saws. Best miter saw


Familiarize yourself with the different types and sizes of circular saws, and their uses. Here are some examples:

127 mm cutting saws, which usually have fine teeth and often have the blade located on the left side of the engine, to easily see the passage of the saw. They are available in 120V models, alternating current, and rechargeable battery models of different direct current voltages.

Saws of 165 mm, such as the one shown in the previous illustration, which is used to cut custom construction wood, as well as to tear wood, and to cut laminated wood or composite materials.

184 mm saws, often called Skil saws, by the name of the Skil saws manufacturing company. These are the main saws used in the construction industry and are used to cut wood up to 57 mm thick. They are used to cut and/or frame custom wood, and also to tear the wood. There are several options of sheets that can cut composite materials, concrete, ferrous and non-ferrous metal sheets, pipe, pipe, and even rolled steel bars.

Saws of 203 mm and 254 mm, used to cut large trees and wood to size, with thicknesses up to 102 mm. These saws are heavy and bulky tools, used mostly for industrial work.

Helical transmission saws, which have a transmission case that contains a helical gear. These saws are available in 184 mm models and are commonly used to tear wood or to cut sheets of laminated wood. It usually has the cutting blade located on the left side, to easily see the passage of the saw when making a cut parallel to the edge of a large laminated wood blade.

Look at the characteristics of the saw you plan to use. Below are some basic functions of these characteristics. Best miter saw reviews

The base plate can be tilted to make angled cuts. Most saws can be adjusted from 90 degrees to a little less than 45 degrees, making it possible to cut beveled edges on boards, beams, and mitts. Most saws have an adjustable screw or lever to adjust the saw at the desired angle of the cut you are running, and it is located in front of the saw. Some saws have a scale that indicates the angle of the blade, from '0' (90 degrees, or perpendicular to the surface of the board) to 45 degrees.

The height of the blade can be adjusted for different depths of cut, from 3 mm to the depth that the saw is able to achieve. The adjustable lever or screw that fixes the base plate to the desired height, is usually located at the rear of the engine, on the left side.

Many circular saws are equipped with a starter grating, which serves to guide the blade while making a tear-off cut along the edge of a board, obtaining a very even parallel cut.

Powder ejector. Some more recent models have a dust ejector, to eject the sawdust away from the operator and the passage of the cut on the table.

Laser cutting. Some modern models are equipped with a laser that projects a bright red light that indicates the step that the cutting blade will follow. This laser can also be purchased to be installed in older models that did not have this unit.

Save sheet. Considered as an essential safety feature in any mountain range. It has two parts, the fixed guard that wraps the upper part of the blade, and the mobile guard, which slides to expose the blade when making the cut. Some models have a crank to slide the guard manually and expose the blade when making a vertical cut or to see the step of the cut.

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