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Choose the Right Circular Saw and Use it Safely

By Cristian Stan Subscribe to RSS | November 30th 2011 | Views:
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Whatever moveable saw you purchase, make sure it can cut a wood of 2 x 4 at an angle of 45 degrees. In most cases, saws with the diameter of the blades of at least 7 inches are good options. It is extremely important to use the saw in maximum safety. Read on for some tips on choosing a good saw and some safety practices.

There are several factors to consider when you want to purchase a circular saw. You need to decide if you want a cordless or powered one. Also, if the circular saw includes a ripping fence (directing the saw when ripping a board to a certain width), a depth adjustment (allowing you to make low cuts, whenever it is necessary) or an angled adjustment (to cut bevels and miters).

As the currently available models generally include these features, your decision is mainly influenced on how conveniently you can make the necessarily adjustments and how easy the saw operates. The actual weight of the saw is another decisive factor. Just think about the amount of time you plan to use it at once.

General Safety Practices

In the case of a portable saw, it is important to ensure that the work you need to cut is well supported and it cannot shift when you cut. It is recommended to start the circular saw prior of the blade to cut into the work. The veering of the saw might damage the motor, could cause stalling and hamming.

Even more, it could jump out of the work leading to major injuries. If you need to cut a bigger piece of wood, a helper should support that wood. When you cut, maintain a solid grip on the tool with one hand, while the other hand is kept away from the blade of the saw. Also ensure that the cord will not stay in your way and will not be cut by the blade.

The maintenance of a firm grip on the saw is important to prevent from dropping or tipping when the cut has been made. Your hands need to be kept away from the blade while it stops completely. Additionally, you should not touch the saw’s blade soon after it stops, as you risk to be burnt. Ensure the power cord is disconnected whenever you want to adjust the saw.

Basically, it is up to you what type of circular saw you choose. What really matters, is to use it in complete safety.

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