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  1. Making Circular Saw Cuts

    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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. How to Use a Circular Saw : Long Cuts

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    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.

  7. How to Cut Marble

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    Did you somehow acquire a slab of marble that you need to cut to size? You can use a circular saw and water hose to make all the cuts you need. Here's how.

  8. How to Use a Speed Square

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    Speed squares aren’t just for marking 90- and 45-degree angles when you’re cutting 2x4s. You can use a speed square to find roof pitches, guide your circular saw and more—including marking any angle from 0 to 90 degrees.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Bob Vila Radio: Tool Tip - Circular Saws

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    FromBobVila.com

    If those holiday gift cards are burning a hole in your pocket, a good circular saw is something you really shouldn't ...

  2. How to Choose a Circular Saw Blade

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    When it comes to circular saw blades, you have a lot of options. There's no need to feel overwhelmed, though. Here's the "buzz" on choosing the right circular saw blade for your job. Smaller, 5-inch diameter to 7.25-inch diameter blades are usually used on handheld circular saws . Larger, 10-inch ...

  3. Circular Saw Safety - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    So long as you know what you're doing with it, the circular saw can be a tremendously handy for a variety of projects. Here are some tips on using the tool safely.

  4. A Miter Box for a Circular Saw

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    I need to replace some baseboard trim in my son's house a day's drive from my workshop. I do not have a miter box, but I do have a pretty good circular saw .  The photo shows the miter box I made for my circular saw . In the photo I am testing it with some 1 x 2 furring strip. In use the saw slides ...

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  1. Choosing the Best Circular Saw Blade

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    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 watch this video you will be able cut wood, tile, brick, and even steel with your circular saw with the right blade.

  2. Circular Saw Safety Tips

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

  3. How to Change a Circular Saw Blade

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    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 your circular saw .

  4. How to Use a Circular Saw

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    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 set the bevel angle. These two adjustments will allow you to make any number of straight and bevel cuts.

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Blog Posts

  1. Which Circular Saw Should I Buy?

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Circular saws are available in either corded or cordless models. Each of these power tools have their advantages and disadvantages. Which circular saw is best for you depends on your project or work load.

  2. Bosch CCS180 Circular Saw Review

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Bosch CCS180K 6-1/2-Inch 18-Volt Lithium Circular Saw Blade Kit Every carpenter I know owns a circular saw but not all own a cordless one. Cordless circular saws have been out for years. I’m a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  3. Hitachi 18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw C18DSL

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  4. DEWALT 20V 6-1/2 Cordless Circular Saw DCS391

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  5. DEWALT Lightweight Circular Saw DWE575

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    DEWALT DWE575 7 1/4-inch Circular Saw Dewalt recently redesigned their circular saw , trimmed a bunch of weight off it and are now offering the DEWALT Lightweight Circular Saw DWE575.   At 8.8 pounds,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  6. Milwaukee 2630-22 18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Milwaukee M18 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Review The folks at Milwaukee sent me their Milwaukee 2630-22 18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw Kit to review and evaluate.  We took this saw to the shop and job... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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