Circular saws are effective tools for cutting different materials like metal, plywood, timber, and masonry – just change the blade to suit your construction project. Lightweight and easy to handle with metal guards for safety, these tools are excellent for achieving accurate cuts quickly. Hand-held circular saws are also great for cutting curves.
Versatile tool with a wide range of sawing applications
Low energy consumption
Reduced construction time and increased production
Longer blade life
Less vibration and higher accuracy
Metal guards for enhanced safety
What features to look for in a circular saw This depends on what you plan on using your circular saw for – some of the common features you should look out for are cutting capacity, cutting depth, and bevels.
Cutting capacity is the maximum thickness of the materials which it can cut
Cutting depth is how deep the saw can cut into materials
A bevel is an angled cut by adjusting the blade
What depth can a circular saw cut? The brand and type of saw you use will determine how deep it cuts. For example, with the Makita DSS611RTJ 18V Circular Saw 165mm LXT, you can expect:
90°: 57 mm
45º: 40 mm
50°: 36 mm
Can you cut accurately with a circular saw? Yes, you can. In fact, this is a key advantage of a circular saw. You can expect crisp, accurate bevel or mitre cuts with a circular saw. To do so, you should:
Secure the material you’re cutting by clamping it
Use a circular saw guide to make straight cuts every time.
If you don’t have a guide, mark the cut line with a pencil
Allow the circular saw blade to reach full speed before starting the cut