The Circular Saw Demystified

Photo: Remodeling for Geeks
Remodeling for Geeks breaks down circular saws and some tips for buying that include:
When you buy your saw, buy new blades. The blade that comes with the saw is like the starter cartridges you get when you buy a new printer. For this discussion, we will focus on carbide blades for cutting wood. 2x material and various panels like particle board and plywood.
Sawblades come in a wide variety. For the purpose of this discussion I will focus on carbide blades for wood. They cut better, last longer, are quieter, and will give you the most value.

And don’t forget the kerf when measuring your cut.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.