Circular Saws

Learn tips and techniques to use your circular saw like a pro.

Circular Saw Tips

Circular saws are the go-to tool for crosscutting and ripping lumber and plywood. But a circular saw's strengths don't stop there. You can cut nearly anything with a circular saw provided you use the right blade. Here are some of our favorite techniques for cutting wood more efficiently and cutting almost anything else you can think of.

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  • Circular Saw Tips and Tricks

    Circular saws are great for cutting plywood and 2x's, but you can also cut everything from logs to concrete to steel beams with the right blade…

  • Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

    Learn how to use a circular saw safely and effectively. These pro tips and techniques will help you build everything from a few shelves to a…

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  • How to Change a Circular Saw Blade

    Is your circular saw blade dull? The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, tells you the signs of a dull saw blade and how to change the blade on…

  • Circular Saw Guide

    Cut boards faster, easier and more accurately with this cutting guide. It works for both square cuts and angle cuts and helps you find the angle…

  • Circular Saw Tips

    Circular saws are the go-to tool for crosscutting and ripping lumber and plywood. But a circular saw's strengths don't stop there. You can cut…

  • Circular Saw Safety Tips

    The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will share tips that will keep you and your fingers safe when using a circular saw.

  • Create Circular Saw Cutting Guides for Plywood

    We show you out seven best tips for making smoother, straighter and more accurate cuts on big sheets of plywood. Your circular saw can cut just…

  • Choosing the Best Circular Saw Blade

    The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, share some tips on how to choose the best circular saw blade for whatever job you are doing. After you…

  • How to Use a Circular Saw

    If you've never used a circular saw, The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton will get you started. He will show you how to adjust the depth and…