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Why does my circular saw cut to the right of the notch?

I don't know if I'm having a brain fart and this saw has always done this, or my more recent cuts required being more accurate, but my Craftsman circular saw cuts about an 1/8" to the right of ...
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how better to cut laminate planks -- with saws or laminate cutter

In different videos I see that normally people prefer to use laminate planks cutter to table saw or similar. Is it just their preference or because of saw dust and such produced during sawing?
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Is a 6-1/2" or 7-1/4" circular saw better when I already have a 10" miter saw? [closed]

I'm new to home DIY projects. Someone gifted me a Homecraft H26-260L 10" miter saw (product details on Amazon, manual) a few years ago which I barely used. Now I want to buy a circular saw just ...
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DeWalt 20V cordless circular saw stops after 10 seconds

I have a brand new DeWalt 20V cordless circular saw. I need to make very long (14-feet) cuts on a lot of boards. The problem is that the saw stops cutting after about 10 seconds. At first I thought ...
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Circular Saw Outer Washer Clamp Not Fitting with Metal Cutting Blade

I have a 7 inch Craftsman circular saw. I'm replacing the rip cut blade that came with it, with a new Norton Blufire metal cutting blade. The issue is the new blade is thicker so now the outer clamp ...
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Why doesn't my new circular saw run after the blade was installed?

My cordless Craftsman circular saw spun fine brand new out of the box. I put a blade on it and NOTHING... A light blinks and that's it. Anyone every dealt with this issue? Am I missing something here?
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Beginner friendly pocket cuts

I need to make a cut about 24" long x 5" wide inside of a longer piece of common board 1x12x~7ft. So basically cutting out a smaller rectangle inside a bigger rectangular piece of wood. I ...
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Level/even horizontal cut with circular saw

An ad from Simpson Strong Tie for various materials has a brief shot of a guy cutting a post with a circular /"skil" saw. Note: that's his arm / hand in bottom center holding the saw by ...
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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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Reliably straight fences/guides for making ripcuts with circular saws

I have a solid wood door and I'm looking to shave anywhere from an 1/8" to 3/8" off the width of the door. This would involve a ripcut that would best be performed with a table saw. Since I ...
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Circular saw drift

This seems to happen on every cut I make, whatever material, width or depth of cut Clamp down guide piece. No lateral movement. Start cut flat and straight. The front of the baseplate stays tight to ...
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What tool should I use to remove this screw in my miter saw motor housing?

I have a miter saw from the company "Elektra Beckum", which went out of business several years ago. The saw worked flawlessly until my house got flooded last summer. Now I had the time to ...
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Why does a cordless circular saw have the blade on the left? [closed]

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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Can I use this blade to cut Hardy Side-paneling

Is the saw blade in the photo appropriate to cutout a window in HardyPanel? Wood paneling? https://www.homedepot.com/p/James-Hardie-HardiePanel-HZ10-5-16-in-x-48-in-x-96-in-Fiber-Cement-Sierra-8-...
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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 ...
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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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How do I use a hole cutter drill bit (ø 6.3cm) such that I get an intact wood disk?

I want to cut wooden disks from a wood board. I bought what I thought was the right bit for my drill. However, the bit seems to be solely for the hole, not for the disk, as it comes with a centering ...
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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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Is it safe to use circular saw without workbench or saw horse?

I'm building a chicken coop, and I want to build it in-place using a cordless circular saw. I did not purchase the saw yet, until now I've used a Jigsaw, but for that I need to take it down that will ...
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Why is my neglected circular saw smoking and screeching?

I had this Evolution Fury 1B circular saw that I bought to start my DIY wood repair. I barely used it, but it got soaked down as the garage leaked. Now when I use it it sparks at the end, it was ...
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Dewalt circular saw, motor works but blade doesn’t turn

Dewalt DCS570 7 1/4” 20 volt cordless circular saw. I was cutting 3/16” panels and after a few cuts the blade quit turning yet the motor still works fine. I pulled the blade off and everything looked ...
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Why is black grease oozing from my Makita circular saw?

I have a Makita 5007MG circular saw. I noticed black grease oozing out of it and I believe it is coming from the arbor bearing but am not sure.
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What can hand held metal circular saws not get through? [closed]

This is not per se a DYI question, but someone here might know this: If you have a standard hand-held metal circular saw, what materials can it either not get through - or would clog it up? Basically, ...
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Circular saw doesn't cut properly

I used to own Dewalt DWE575 (7-1/4, 15 amp) and liked it quite a bit. Unfortunately, my garage got broken into and it was stolen. I bought a used DWE575SB, which is similar, but with electrical brake. ...
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Circular saw blade position: corded vs battery [duplicate]

From admittedly fairly limited research I noticed that all corded circular saws have blade on the right of the handle, whereas battery operated ones have the blade on the left. What is the reasoning ...
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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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Cutting extruded aluminium with a circular saw

What kind of circular saw blade is best for safely cutting aluminium? I have some long sections of aluminium, actually hip beams from a dismantled conservatory, that are roughly T-shaped and 40 x 70 ...
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Setting cut depth on a circular saw

When using a circular saw to cut through panels or dimensional lumber or whatever, the DIY folk on YouTube always set the cut depth to “a hair beyond what you’re cutting”. I’ve been blindly doing the ...
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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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Where is the blade/spindle lock on an old Skilsaw 5250 7 1/4" circular saw?

I have a Skilsaw 5250 7 1/4" circular saw i picked up used 20 years ago. No idea how old it is, but still works. I recently put a metal grinding blade on it to cut roofing tin. Worked great. But now ...
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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 ...
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Clamps for cutting PVC or other circular objects

This is about as simplistic as it gets... They make wood clamps, C clamps, etc, for securing objects with a flat surface that you are about to cut. Whether it's a circular saw, sawzall, jigsaw, ...
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Ryobi circular saw motor runs, blade doesn’t

Ryobi CSB142LZ - Used a fair amount. Recently used it and made a lot of noise. It seemed like the spindle lock was partially engaged. Now, the spindle lock does nothing, ie, doesn’t prevent the ...
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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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Replace rear bearing of Dewalt DWS520 Type 1 track saw

I would like to replace the rear bearing from a Dewalt DWS520 Type 1. I am not getting the armature removed. I did remove the yellow cover, but the armature is still stuck in the body of the saw. Can ...
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Why won't the arbor lock engage on my Ryobi circular saw?

As I was putting the saw blade on my new Ryobi Circular saw my finger slipped off of the blade lock button while tightening and now I cannot get the blade lock to engage again. What would be the fix ...
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Cutting a 4.5m long 2x6 in half with a circular saw

My question is about cutting 2x6 boards in half with a circular saw ("Skil"-saw). Now, I've looked around, and there are many sites describing how to cut off a small piece from a larger piece, the ...
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Circular vs Miter Saw Blade difference?

Why do manufactures distinguish whether a blade is for a circular saw or miter saw? Is there difference that I'm not seeing? One of the reasons I'm asking this is that I'm determining the safest way ...
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Electrical Appliance Killing Extension Leads

I've got a circular saw that has been responsible for damaging a total of three extension leads. Not in the typical sharp bit cutting the cable you may have expected. I've had the saw for a year and ...
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Can i use larger/smaller circular saw blades on my circular / plunge / table / miter saw?

I own a plunge saw and a miter saw. Can I use blades from one saw on the other saw?
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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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Is this saw blade faulty?

This may be the stupidest DIY question ever, but I want to make sure before I return it: is this non-ferrous metals saw blade faulty? In the picture, see where one of the titanium carbide teeth seems ...
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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 do I fix a broken blade lock?

the blade lock on my circular saw snapped and I can't loosen the nut enough to get the guard off to fix the broken piece. anybody know a way of loosening the nut without a blade in there or a blade ...
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What causes circular saw to wander when cutting?

My Makita circular saw wanders to the right, even when trying to follow a guide! Why?
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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 ...