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Circular Saws

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

  1. How to Use a Circular Saw: Long Cuts

    Learn how to use a circular saw to quickly and accurately cut long boards and plywood. Plus, we've included plans for a handy cutting guide attachment for your saw.

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  1. Circular Saw Tips

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    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 ...

  2. Create Circular Saw Cutting Guides for Plywood

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    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 as well as a table saw.

  3. Making Circular Saw Cuts

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    Circular saws can do more than just rough framing. With the techniques in this article you can make perfect angle, miter and even compound miter cuts.

  4. Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

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    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 whole house faster and better.

  5. Circular Saw Tips and Tricks

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    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 or the right type of saw.

  6. Circular Saw Guide

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    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 you need.

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