Circular Saw and Radial-Arm Saws

The Buzz Saw (aka the circular saw or the circ saw) is one of the most used saws for many woodworkers. Picking the right saw for any one who is going to be heavily using one is therefore important. There is a wide variety, so make sure you have done your research before buying one. Hand held electric buzz saw are portable, powerful and able to crosscut, rip wood and cut of material with material specific blade.

Radial-Arm Saw

Circular Saw


The Circular Saw is a powerful, versatile, yet if mishandled, dangerous tool. The Circular Saw is not the easiest tool to use for the beginner, but is easily the most dangerous. Make sure you know exactly what you are cutting and how before you start. Make sure you are using the power of the saw in a manner that turns out is in exactly way you want it to.


Circular Saws and Circular Saw Blades


The circular saw spins a blade with saw teeth on the edge for cutting wood or other materials and may be hand-held or table-mounted. As teeth of the blade strikes wood it makes a small chip, the teeth push the chip away from the board preventing it from binding the blade. The versatile Circular Saw cuts more than wood, making it a convenient tool for the handy man. Make sure you are using the right blade for the type of material you are cutting.


Using a Circular Saw

The Circular Saw is a powerful tool in the workshop, at a construction site, and for any do-it-yourself home project. Learn what you should and should not be doing with the saw. Never let yourself forget that the power of the circular saw should be proportional to the care you give towards safety when handing the tool. 
Circular saws are sized based on the saw blade diameter, with 7-1/4" being the most common. The blade depth can usually be adjusted, but you can't put a large diameter saw blade in a circular saw made for a small diameter blade. It's important to check the capacity of the saw, or the maximum wood thickness the saw can cut through, to be sure the saw will cut the types of wood you intend to work with. A saw with a 1-1/2" maximum capacity will not work if you want to cut 2x4 lumber.


Which is the Best Circular Saw for Woodworking


Circular saws are used to make rough cuts in wood of all sizes. Since circular saws lack a fence and table system, they are less accurate for making straight cuts, but circular saws are portable and powerful, and have plenty of uses in the wood shop. If you want to add a circular saw to your power tools collection, here are some things to consider before you buy.


The Buzz Saw

The Buzz Saw (aka the circular saw or the circ saw) is one of the most used saws for many woodworkers. Picking the right saw for any one who is going to be heavily using one is therefore important. There is a wide variety, so make sure you have done your research before buying one. Hand held electric buzz saw are portable, powerful and able to crosscut, rip wood and cut of material with material specific blade.


Radial-Arm Saws

The Radial-arm Saw can be one of the most versatile tools in your shop, but also often turns out to be the least used. The Radial-Arm can replaced the job of other saws, but if you have those saws the Radial-arm Saw often becomes redundant.


Using a Radial-Arm Saws

Before purchasing a Radial-Arm saw learn exactly what it can do. If you already own others saws, you might save some money instead of purchasing one. But if you buy one early on you might save money not having to buy all the other saws.



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