Circular saw tips and techniques

The circular saws are the device which are consider as dangerous equipment and they are only handled by the carpenters. Even though the circular saws are specially made for reduce the work of carpenters while cutting the wood materials, if a little mistake or small carelessness may lead to cut the hands or fingers of the operators.

So that more care and handling techniques are needed for performing the task of wood cutting with a circular saws. Here are some tips are given which help you to operate the circular saw even better way:

  • Don’t set the blade of the circular saw as too deep.
  • Set the blade depth before cutting the wood material.
  • Permit the cutter cut off to fall away freely.
  • Support the work piece with another piece of wood.
  • Don’t cut the wood which is supported on the both ends.
  • Don’t set the blade of the circular saw as too deep:
  • If you set the blade too deep in the circular saw it may cause some problems. It is more dangerous than the perfectly set blade due to more blade is exposed while you are performing the cutting. In addition to that, the circular saw is more likely to bind and kick back if the blade is placed as too deep. Some of the safety issues aside the blade cuts more efficiently when they are set properly.

  • Set the blade depth before cutting the wood material:
  • Find the correct level of blade depth by unplugging the circular saw and holding it along side your board with the blade guard retracted. And then loosen the depth-adjusting lever or knob and pivot the saws base until the blade extends about ¼ to ½ inches below to the board. Noe tighten the lever or knob of your circular saw to perform your job.

  • Permit the cutter cut off to fall away freely:
  • Always make sure that the end of the work piece which you are cutting is free to fall on the surface or move away from the circular saw. If you cut the rough cuts in the framing lumber materials, then let the cut end falls down and be aware that though the falling piece can take a sliver of wood with it as the cuts nears the completion.
    If you want to avoid this kind of splintering when you are cutting the woods for a nicer projects, then support the work piece with other wood piece continuously. Here don’t clamp or hold the work piece while you cutting it.

  • Support the work piece with another piece of wood:
  • While you performing the cross cuttings on the plywoods without placing a supporting materials, it across its entire length can cause the circular saw to bind or the plywood veneer to tear to splinter as the cutoff piece drops down. If you are using a sawhorses, then simply span than with a pair of 2*4s, which will provide you a needed support.

  • Don’t cut the wood which is supported on the both ends:

Image that you are cutting a tree limb where you are standing on, then there is a guaranty for the disaster occurrence. The reason behind this the cuts nears the completion and the board bows towards the down which pinches the blade in the cut and it causes the saw or board to buck. So that do not cut the wood which is supported on the both ends of your work piece.
Another important tip, while you are performing the cuts with circular saw is secure your cutting blade for the rip cuts on the workpiece.

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