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The oil plug is the metal nut that sits just above the oil reservoir (the reservoir should be clearly indicated with images or text). To remove the plug use the wrench that came with the tool (the same one you use to remove the saw blade) and twist the plug off. Tip the saw upside-down allowing as much oil as possible to drain from the reservoir. After draining the sludgy oil refill the oil reservoir with kerosene. Replace the oil plug and allow the tool to run for another minute. This pushes the kerosene throughout and entirely flushes the gear housing clearing it and the reservoir of any residual oil build-up. Invert the tool once more to drain the kerosene entirely from the reservoir. Next and last you simply need to refill the reservoir with a brand specific lubricant. For example if you use a Skil saw you need to refill the reservoir with Skil oil. It is important that you use only these specific lubricants as other oils are not designed with the same particularities. Rest the tool on its foot atop a vertical surface (like a work bench or table) and fill the oil reservoir until oil spills slightly from the lowest point on the oil hole (the part closest to the oil reservoir) and replace the oil plug. Remember to check the oil in your worm-drive circular saw before each use top-it off when it needs it flush the oil when it gets nasty and and you and that circ saw should be well on your way for a long life of successful productivity.
He doesnt want his circular saw to bog down in the middle of cutting a 2 x10 joist or have the sole plate hang up every time it goes across the edge of another board. He does not want to have the saw blade slipping around the saw arbor. What he wants is clean fast accurate cuts: In short power. A worm drive saw delivers the constant power he needs because there is no slack or play anywhere between the powerful motor and the saw teeth that are doing the cutting. The worm gear cuts down a bit on saw blade RPM but trades this off for torque. It is torque more than speed that powers a saw blade through thick wet wood. A diamond-shaped arbor makes it virtually impossible for the blade with a matching diamond-shaped hole to rotate around the arbor. Keeping the number of saw teeth down to 18-24 teeth on a 7 1/4" saw blade also helps. The only problem with early Skil worm drive saws was the weight with those large motors and all that gearing. The solution was to use magnesium instead steel in the construction of the saw wherever possible. The modern magnesium worm drive saws weigh only about 14 to 15 pounds which is more than a standard circular saw but manageable in the strong hands of a muscular framer. For continuous cutting higher voltage options (18V or 24V) for cordless circular saws are recommended. 18v cordless circular saws will find it much easier cutting through 2x lumber than those with lower voltage. In addition to the voltage look for saws that operate with Lithium Ion batteries. A 6 1/2" blade is also advisable.
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Its a simple matter to lay the guide with its edge along the cut line and then to take the saw and run it down the rail cutting right next to the lip of the rail. Because these saws are plunge-type saws you can begin and/or end a cut in the middle of a sheet of plywood. You could cut out a window or door opening for instance and have it come out clean and square every time. The best thing about using these track saws is the confidence they give you: You KNOW you can do a perfect job quickly accurately over and over again. Another kind of circular saw Ive used a lot over the years mostly for construction is the worm drive saw pioneered by Skil. A framing carpenter needs to be able to cut a lot of lumber all day long. While accuracy is always desirable it is not as critical to the framer as it would be to a finish carpenter or cabinet maker. Speed is the thing that the framer wants on his side and he (or she) does not want to be saddled with a saw that cant cut the mustard so to speak.