circular saw blade size guide
Makitas 5377MG (7-1/4") magnesium hypoid saw with a number of revolutionizing technologies has singlehandedly established a new line of evolved circular saw. The saws motor is not only immensely powerful (2300 W) but also features a compressed winding technology keeping the overall size of the motor compact and durable. The saws magnesium components keep the saw ultra-lightweight well-balanced and surprisingly durable. The term "hypoid" in the saws name refers to its heat treated hypoid steel gears. These wickedly efficient gears are hardly as susceptible to standard wear as are traditional bronze-alloy worm drive gears. Additionally the tool incorporates an oil bath technology designed with a sealed gear housing and a built-in fan to ensure a complete oil surface coating; ultimately the hypoid gears are terribly efficient with more power and suave than traditional worm drive gears and with the help of the oil bath they are nearly maintenance free.
Like I said earlier it was old cheap and from Home Depot. Okay maybe we were pushing it a bit on the 6x6s but who doesnt push their tools to the limit of what they are supposed to be used for? Especially homeowners who typically dont have the large selection of tools that a contractor would have or dont always have the right tool for the job (the right tool for this job would have been a circular saw with a Prazi beamcutter attachment). After a bit of debate we decided to go with a corded circular saw or a Lithium Ion battery powered circular saw because we often go several weeks or months between projects. When we need to use the circular saw we want to use it now. Lithium Ion batteries have a long shelf life which means they will stay charged even if they sit on the shelf in your garage (in the cold) for several weeks. They are also extremely lightweight. So if we go cordless we will opt for the Lithium Ion battery powered circular saw. Makita makes a nice LiIon circular saw and you can get one with the purchase of their LXT700 18v LiIon combo kit. The LiIon circular saw included in the LXT700 kit has a 6-1/2 inch saw blade though not a 7-1/4 which is what we are looking for.
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There are a variety of circular saws from ones that are mounted to other hand held options. One of the types of circular saws is the miter saw. This saw is known for its small cuts on an angle. The circular blade comes down on a piece of wood that is placed at a set angle. Using this type of circular saw is perfect for doing molding around the house making picture frames or other cuts that require an attention to detail. Another circular saw is the radial arm saw. This saw has a sliding horizontal arm that allows you to move it through a cut of wood. This saw is generally used to make long cuts accurately. As you place the wood on the table and push the handle the saw will cut through the board on the same line the entire time. The table saw which also uses a circular blade was created more for accuracy.
Cutting angle quality depends on the design of the angle adjustment mechanism of the saw. Rivet spots and mechanism components must be well manufactured and of sufficient strength to maximize both accuracy and ease of adjustment. Some saws use smaller blades that have a more shallow depth of cut. This is often true in cordless saws marketed to the average DIYer or homeowner. Cordless saw can be found that use blade sizes: 3 3/8" 5 1/2" 5 3/8" 6 1/2" 7 1/2" and a few other less common sizes. Bigger blades usually mean greater cutting depth. There are corded circular saws with 10" blades that can be used in construction and woodworking. These are usually worm-drive saws because the larger blades need the extra cutting power that a worm-drive or hypoid saw can provide. - Anti-Snag Lower Blade Guard: All common hand held circular saws will have a lower blade guard that moves during cuts but some may snag on the edge of materials being cut.