Jun 17, 2015
Most wood and metal work entails the use of many tools like oscillating tools, bench vises, etc. All these tools play a very important role in making work easier. More often we tend to forget other tools but a circular saw is very important that should never be left behind. There are a lot of reasons why you should have a circular saw in your bag of tools.
Why use a circular saw?
First of all, a circular saw is a type of a power saw that uses a toothed or abrasive blades or discs to cut different material. This is achieved as it uses a rotary motion by spinning round an arbor, which holds the blades in place. It also has guards which act as a protective material to shield the user from touching the spinning blades as it might lead to very fatal injuries.
It can be used to cut different types of materials like wood, metals or plastics depending on the type of blade selected. This is because the blades vary and are different because the one used to cut metals is stronger and sharper compared with the one used to cut wood and plastics.
When cutting anything, we always want the end results to be perfect so that we don’t have to redo the work over and over again. But if you use a circular saw, the cuts are usually straight and very accurate. It never goes wrong.
The cuts of a circular saw have narrow kerfs that make the finish have a relatively smooth surface. Therefore, there is no need to worry about very rough finishes on the wood, plastic, and metals. Although, there might be some burrs, which should be addressed with a sand paper.
Safely using a circular saw.
When using a circular saw it is important to wear protective clothing like eye goggles and gloves as they minimize the injuries that occur in case of an accident. When using it, make sure you choose the right blades suitable for cutting the materials. Never use a plastic blade to cut metals. The saw should be firmly attached using the arbor nut. Make sure you hold the handle firmly, align the blade near the mark to cut and slowly follow the mark. When done, make sure the end of the material being cut is held to prevent from splintering due to unsupported weight. The teeth of the blades are sharp, and hence, they should not be placed on any surface as they can easily cause damage.
For durable circular saws, they should be maintained properly by cleaning it after use and removing dust from them. There are several types of circular blades and have different sizes depending on their industrial uses, therefore, the blades should be sharpened professionally as required. They are mostly powered by electricity, gasoline or a hydraulic motor. If it uses electricity, please store it after use or if it uses gasoline, store it away from children’s reach as they are highly flammable.