Depending on the particular saw you have, and how loose your teminology .vs. industry standard terminology is, you may have a worm drive saw (that you call a circular saw - the blade is still circular), or a circular saw with a gear reduction built in that isn't a worm-drive - in either case you could have broken gears if there is a reduction gear step in the drive train. The precise model of your saw (rather than just the brand-name) would be helpful in determining if this could be the case.
The brand name might be "McKeller" not "McKellar" based on some quick searching. At least the case in an ad for "McKellar saw" said McKeller quite legibly. Perhaps there are two companies with confusing names, one being a knockoff brand - I'm not clear. Neither name seems to lead to a tool company website, which is not a great sign, IME.