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What is Worm Drive Circular Saw?

In the field of geography, there are many things to do with the circular saw by carpenters. Most of the times carpenters will choose worm drivers to do their circular saw works. Other than worm drivers, the sidewinders are also takes a remarkable place in circular saw usage. Many carpenters have any one these drives or both with them for using different applications.

If you go for buying any one of these circular saw drives then, it is essential to know the basic difference between them, so let us take a deep view about the worm drive saw models and circular saw models.

A new user can easily find out the saw drive model due to its shape and positioning. Because these two models have a difference in position of the gearing and motor. In a circular saw model, a sidewinder uses a motor with gear type called a spur-gear.

By nature of this gear, the motor must be in line with the spinning blade, and this means the blade spins fast, in the neighborhood of 6,000 rpm. Another thing to note about these type saws is the motor position permits a very compact model of light weight circular saw.

On the other hand, a worm drive motor position at the rear part of the saw and its power is transferred to the blade by means of pair gears which are oriented at a 90-degree angle. This setup of gear position will reduces the speed of the blade normally in the neighborhood of 4500 RPM speed, but it also increases torque. Hence this motor position will leads to a longer saw, with a heavy weight design.

There are many expectations about the circular saw worm drive but it is large. A sidewinder drive will have the blade on the right side whereas the worm drive saw will have the blade on its left side. Based on whether you work on right hand or left hand, using of this drives will sightlines and working habits.

If you are using right hand mostly, then with a sidewinder the blade is on the right side and the weight of the tool is on the placed on the left side. The basic design will keeps the weight of tool on the solid part of the board rather than the cutoff. The trade off is that one it is more difficult to see the cut line.

Normally these cuts are made on sawhorses or right on the stack of lumber. Whatever it is the lightweight of a sidewinder makes it a good selection for working overhead. Some people will argue that the blade position will helps to ensure that both hands are kept a safe distance from the cut. So that in the compact lightweight sidewinder is much easier to handle by the carpenter.

On the other hand with a worm drive, the blade is on the left side, leaving the majority of the weight on the right. This type of design will change the new way to install the blade. It also makes it super easy to follow a cutline, but it can be dicey if you are used to working in sawhorses.

Most of the worm drives users are either cut right on the stack of lumber or you can take the advantage of the tool’s weight by cutting the boards in a handheld position. The extra length of the tool also makes it handy for gang cutting wide stacks of lumber or long sheet goods. This drives shapes also makes plunge cuts easier.

There are two kinds of handheld circular saw and the difference will boils down the way power from the motor is delivered to the blade. The sidewinder saws are lighter, but the location of the side-mounted motor can make it difficult to see the cut line.

Most of the models with blades are located to the left of the motor are easier for right-hand users. Generally, the Sidewinder model circular saws are favored in eastern Canada whereas the carpenters out west tend to select a worm drive saws more often.

The worm drive circular saw models are heavier and they have more power. They are useful if you are cutting via big, long boards, wet timber, concrete or some other really difficult stuff cuttings. Another benefit of the extra weight worm drivers is, they come along the rear-biased weight distribution and it is easier to manage the kick back.

Jamming on either type saw blade right or blade left when cut from either side. But when it comes to bevelled cuts, saws will usually function better if the body/motor side of the saw is not supported by the cut-off.

While you work with the circular saws, then you should know that one common cause for binding is a bent or misaligned foot plate. Another is just plain poor technique by the Sawyer, like not keeping the foot plate flat against the material or trying to cut across a sheet product and ignoring the guide and only watching the blade.
Those are both common mistakes, and bad habits even for experienced help.

As a conclusion of this article, a heavy duty, high-quality circular saws are easier to operate and give a perfect cutting experience on the wood materials. The worm drives models on circular saws will help to achieve this goal by means of its excellent performance.

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