How to Use a Circular Saw Without a Table – Step by Step Guide
A circular saw is a type of hand held saw which is one of the basic tools for a home renovator, builder or carpenter. This guide will help you to learn about how to use a circular saw without a table.
In order to use a circular saw properly and efficiently, below are all steps that you must follow.
Understand the types and sizes of circular saws
Different types and sizes of are for different purposes.
- The 5 inches trim saws comes with a fine-teeth blade which contains rechargeable batteries.
- The 6 1⁄2 inches saws are good for cutting and ripping lumber, plywood, and other composite material.
- The 7 1⁄4 inches saws are known as “skilsaws” which is specially designed for use at construction industry cutting, ripping and framing that are up to 2 1⁄4 inches thicker.
- The 8 to 10 inches saws are perfect for cutting larger length timber or lumbers that are up to 4 inches thicker.
Understand the types and sizes of Circular Saw Blades
There are different types of blades available for different cutting tasks. Usually, we see plain high-speed steel blades, tungsten carbide tipped blades, abrasive blades, diamond-rim blades, dado blades, specially tempered alloy blades, and trim and paneling blades are available in the market. Different blades are good for different purposes.
Mark the wood or lumber that you want to cut.
Take a measuring tape, or a ruler, or a square. Mark up the path where you want to move the blade for perfect cutting.
Keep your saw at the proper depth angle to cut
This is important when you are going to cut a thick lumber. For example, if you need to cut a 40mm thick lumber, you need to set your circular saw blade about 45mm or 50mm. This step is for minimizing the potential kickback.
Handle the saw guard smoothly
Circular saw may spring back when you lift the saw from the work. It may kick opposite direction if the blade is blocked. So, keep your saw guard to follow the smooth running condition.
Check the pencil mark and the face of the blade
Look down to the right side of the saw blade, place it on the pencil mark and start your saw to cut. While the blade is cutting the lumber, make sure you are looking to the front point of the saw blade.
Start the circular saw and push it to the material with forces
After placing the material to the pencil mark, start the machine. When the blade is cutting, you should push it to the material. If any binding occurs, you should decrease the force. Then, check the problem, remove the obstacle and finally start cutting again.
Make sure you remove the saw slowly after finishing your work
When you finish your cutting work, you should slowly lift the saw from the materials. Other a small to big jerk may cause a sudden accident.
We understand the importance of using a circular saw properly is important not only for perfect work but also for safety from a sudden accident. Hope, you have learned how to use a circular saw without a table.