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Protective clothing for circular saws?

What protective clothing (upper body, lower body, and footwear) should I wear for circular saws? Regarding lower body, I read that chainsaw Kevlar chaps stop safety-spec-conforming gas-powered (but ...
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Will craftsman trim saw make straight cuts in 2x4?

I recently found a Craftsman Circular Cordless Saw 900.112650 in a closet that I bought many years ago and never used. Will this cordless saw make straight cuts in 2x4" treated wood? I still have ...
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Making a square - Joining two pieces of wood cut at 45 degrees with a circular saw

I am trying to create a 90 degree angle from two pieces of wood so that I can eventually create a squared enclosure. I have cut two pieces of wood at 45 degrees with a circular saw's angle adjustment. ...
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How can you cut a solid bamboo wood plank?

I want to buy SVALNÄS shelves from Ikea but the widths don't perfectly align with the space. It says these shelves are made of solid bamboo. I've never worked with this material before and was ...
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Dewalt DCS391 - Can't change blade on circular saw because of stuck blade clamping screw

I need to change the blade on my Dewalt DCS391 circular saw for the first time. The blade clamping screw is for an hex key left-hand threads, but I can't unfreeze it no matter how much lever of ...
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Difference between angle grinder and circular saw

From what I've read on google, angle grinders and (portable) circular saws appear to be quite similar. Aside from a circular saw being perhaps a bit larger and maybe having some supports on the bottom,...
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Why doesn't my Makita cordless circular saw start?

I just bought a brand new never used Makita cordless circular saw. I have attached the blade put on a brand new fully charged battery. It doesn't start. Any help would be appreciated.
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Alternatives to circular saw for cutting 2x6 wood?

I need to make straight cuts to several 2x6" pieces of wood and I don't have a circular saw. I was checking several stores and a decent circular saw costs over $70. What alternatives do I have for ...
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Why does my circular saw shaft spin and blade does not?

So i was cutting wood and noticed the shaft was slipping on the blade. So i took off the blade and put it back on making sure it was tight and it stalled so i loosened the bolt a little bit it stalled ...
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Could a long time in storage cause my Black+Decker circular saw to lose power?

I have a 15amp Black+Decker Circular Saw about 8-10 years old (with a cord). I used it once when it was first purchased, and it has been stored ever since. I went to cut a 2x4, plugged it in and the ...
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Differences in capability between cross-cut, plunge, and traditional circular saws?

I just purchased a new house that needs a lot of work. I'm looking to purchase my first circular saw. I'm in Europe and like Mafell, but I'm struggling to understand the trade-offs between their: ...
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Cordless circular saw won't start

My 2013 battery operated Makita circular saw is not working. I went to make a cut and it worked fine the first time and then when I went to make another cut it turned on for less then a second and ...
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Blade types for dry cutting pavers, diamond or composite?

When are diamond blades worth the extra money, or required? I've been dry-scoring to 1/3rd thickness different types of pavers for a couple small 20-30sqft projects around the house, using the $2-$...
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“Plunge” VS “slide” using my sliding miter saw?

I have a 7 1/4" sliding miter saw. It has the Diablo 60T blade. Cross-cutting, I found out that it cuts "easier" when sliding the blade through the wood (like a handheld circular saw), than plunging/...
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circular saw fault

My circular saw runs ok for the first couple of minutes then the sound changes. Then I noticed that even with no load the motor speed is varying. Any suggestions? I am assuming that the bearings are ...
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Tooth Count for 6 1/2 inch Circular Saw Blades

Why are 60T and 80T finishing blades not available for smaller circular saws? Diablo makes 60T blades starting at 8-1/2 and DeWalt has 60T blades starting at 10in. Is this because the smaller ...
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Is it safer to buy a circular saw with the blade on the left or the right? I'm right-handed

I'm in the market for a circular saw and am right-handed. I was about to purchase one with a blade on the right b/c I've seen lots of pictures of right-handers (b/c their right hand is on the trigger) ...
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Wavy cuts when cutting closet doors

I have had this happen to me on a few closet doors I am installing. I needed to trim just a quarter inch off and I properly measure and set a straight edge before cutting. When cutting I am perfectly ...
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How to safely route a wide groove in 2x2?

I would like to create a groove 3/4" wide and 1" deep in a piece of red oak 2x2, approximately 5" long (it is being sized to slip over a 1x2). I have a 1/2" router bit, and have successfully created a ...
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Circular saw blade clogs nonuniformly

I rip cut few pine boards today with my circular saw and noticed that only a third part of a blade is clogged up. Should I be worried about unbalanced blade or some arbor problems?
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Buy a table saw or circular saw

At the moment I'm considering my next power tool purchase. I'm a home improvement beginner and have been enjoying the journey, and I'm now ready to get serious about investing into a proper saw. I ...
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What type of saw should I use to raise the legs of my hearth woodwork?

I need to cut down about 4cm th legs of a wooden mantel since I have now fitted an elevated hearth. It is an odd cut and I am wondering if it would best doing it with an electric saw rather than a ...
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Why does a cordless circular saw have the blade on the left?

At the moment considering the purchase of a circular saw for light work. I'm looking at a corded model and a cordless model. But the question I have is not about which one is better. My question ...
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Circular saw blade won't tighten

I have a Milwalkee 7 1/4" circular saw. When I tighten the nut to secure the blade it continues to turn never completely stopping. Then when I run the saw it comes loose again every time. I've taken ...
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How to tighten a circular saw without a spindle / arbor lock? [duplicate]

I have an older Black & Decker Sawcat #987. It does not appear to have any way of locking the spindle that I can find. How are you supposed to tighten down the blade bolt if you can't hold the ...
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How to stabilize a wooden lawn mower ramp over stairs?

I'd like to build a ramp for a lawn mower that is in the basement. The only way out is a set of stairs with a very little space to turn to them (that's why the ramp doesn't extend all the way to the ...
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Loose Blade, Tight Arbor Bolt

I have a circular saw with an overly tightened arbor bolt and a blade that spins freely> How can I get that repaired? This saw was one that I inherited from my dad and I need to use it for some up ...
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Should I repair or replace a wheezing circular saw?

I have a hand-me-down Craftsman circular saw that is probably from the 1970s. It mostly works fine, but makes a grinding wheezing noise when decelerating after power has been cut (finger taken off ...
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How to restrain the arbor on a circular saw to change the blade

Been trying to change blades on my B&D circular saw But as I try to fasten it the whole thing turns,Seems like the arbor is loose,What could be the problem and can it be fixed?.....Thanks guys.
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Old Skilsaw model 77 blade won't tighten

I'm on a farm, and I'm a little person learning to do big work. I was having so much trouble controlling a direct drive circular saw due to the gyroscopic twist when starting it up, my "adopted ...
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Demolishing a shed floor made of plywood. Can I use circular saw?

I just tore down my backyard shed. All that is left is the base/floor, which is plywood. Basically, I want it in small pieces so I can bag it for disposal. I have a low power Li-ion reciprocating saw ...
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DeWalt circular saw stopped working, probably need to repair motor, can anyone confirm?

Okay, so I got a a circular saw from the family for Christmas for my burgeoning woodworking hobby, and I've been using it a light amount. It went out the other day while cutting some 1x4. I had a ...
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Can I use a jigsaw to cut fence rails?

I'm looking for a saw to complete my fencing project. I was using a circular saw to cut the fence rails but it went for a walk, if you know what I mean. I'm now wondering if a jigsaw would be a ...
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Circular saw won't cut vertically

I'm cutting dimensional lumber with a circular saw (a cheap 7.25" Ryobi I got at HD). I can't seem to ensure that the cut is vertical. Meaning, with the piece lying lengthwise while cutting, the cut ...
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How to setup saw horse for cutting laminate floor?

I'm installing laminate floors. I have the following tools: Hitachi 15-amp corded Circular Saw Freud Diablo 60-teeth 7 1/4" carbide blade Stanley plastic folding saw horses (2 pieces) 6-inch "pistol"...
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Why does my circular saw motor turn but the blade does not?

I have a McKellar circular saw. I was ripping up some old pallets for firewood. and thought the blade had jammed. I stopped, took the blade out of the work and tried again and the motor goes and the ...
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how to cut multiple 2x4 to a same length with a circular saw

I need to cut three 2x4 pieces (about 2 feet) and their size should be exactly identical. What would be a good way for doing that with a circular saw? The articles I found recommend using a miter saw ...
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How do I remove the carbon brush holders from my HD 77 Skil saw?

How do I remove carbon brush holders from a Skil Saw model HD-77 ? I have removed the set screws from the casing that retain the brush holders. The The motor casing is split to view the holders ...
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circular saw efficiency

My 12 year old Black & Decker 7308 Type 7, 230 Volt A.C corded circular saw is struggling to rip 12 mm plywood; I have changed the blade and it still struggles to rip. Can you help me diagnose the ...
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What is the best way to cut railway sleepers

Is it possible? Is the wood treatment of the sleepers affecting my equipment Tools in my possession: electric chainsaw, circular saw and an handsaw.
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good practice for using a circular saw

I am a novice DIYer and recently purchased a Makita circular saw (7 1/4"). The manual says that I should always put my two hands over the saw and that it is not safe to hold the saw with one hand ...
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Is a special circular saw blade needed to cut plastic?

We purchased two portable air conditioners for our bedrooms. It include a plastic window kit that can be fitted for the window. I.e., this: I need to trim off about 6 inches, which requires a ...
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how to fix blade wobble in circular saw

The blade on my Skilsaw model 5150 wobbles quite a bit. I can tell the wobble is coming from the shaft itself. (I can grab the shaft and wiggle it around quite a bit --- the result of the "looseness"...
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Do twin-blade circular saws reduce tearout?

Do twin-blade / Twincutter circular saws produce a more accurate cut than regular circular saws? Do they have less kick-back? Do they reduce the tearout / splintering / chipping at the rear of the cut,...
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How can I figure out why my circular saw has stopped working?

I have a Hitachi C 7SB2 circular saw that has very few hours on it, but is perhaps 10 years old. I cut a piece of wood, put saw down, then tried to cut a second piece, but the saw would not run. I ...
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Why won't my circular saw blade tighten on the spindle?

The blade on my Craftsman circular saw will not tighten down and consequently slips on the spindle. I've tried packing the bolt with a washer and it didn't help. Can't find anything online so this ...