Circular Saw Tips

Circular saws can do so much more than crosscut and rip wood. Here are some great tricks to put in your carpenter's quiver for using a circ saw to cut just about anything.

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.

8d ripping assistant

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Work off the stack

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Cutting through stone and masonry

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Mini circ saws

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Nonbinding compound cuts

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Your foot as a sawhorse

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Cutting thin metal

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Steep bevel cuts

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Cutting curves

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Dealing with pipe

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One-step roof cuts

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Perfect, painless, safe siding cuts

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