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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.

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.

8d ripping assistant

Work off the stack

Cutting through stone and masonry

Mini circ saws

Nonbinding compound cuts

Your foot as a sawhorse

Cutting thin metal

Steep bevel cuts

Cutting curves

Dealing with pipe

One-step roof cuts

Perfect, painless, safe siding cuts

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