clamp guide for circular saw
If you would not want this to happen check your saw machine or you can bring it with you can let the shop technicians look for what blades size will fit your saw. Types of Blade As mentioned earlier there are 4 kinds of blade available for you to choose and each of this type has its own specific use. Steel blade is commonly used to cut softwood. High-speed Steel (HSS) is more durable and sharper than steel blades. Choose an abrasive blade when cutting stones and metals. Or you can try diamond blades when cutting really tough materials such as tiles stone and diamond. The sharpness of the blade gets weak when used inappropriately. Like for example when you use steel blade on hardwoods. This method is not practical and can even cost much... so to make sure youre on the right track determine what type of materials youll use to cut. Rip blades are ideal to cut the grain of the stock. It can do the job quickly however it is less predictable that it will always give the cleanest of finishes. Crosscut blades can cut wider using carbides or chisels. You can use it alternately between cutting wide right and wide left. You can also have both the benefits of rip and cross cut using the combination blades.
The saw is also backed with Milwaukees industry leading five year warranty and a five year / 2000 charge warranty on the batteries. Makita offers an 18v LXT lithium ion 6-1/2in. circular saw with a powerful 3700 RPM. The saws ergonomic and balanced design delivers optimal operator control even pressure and simplified operation as you work. Weighing only 7.1 lbs the saw is lightweight and easy to control and has two built-in L.E.D lights for better illumination of your work space. The saw has a high torque motor with a cut capacity of 2-1/4in. at ninety degrees 1-9/16in. at forty-five degrees and 1-7/16in. at fifty degrees. For additional durability and smooth accurate cutting the BSS610 has a precision machined heavy gauge base and a built-in dust blower to keep your workpiece clean. Makitas circular saw utilizes lithium ion technology to provide longer battery run-time and an optimized overall lifespan.
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The Blade Guard: A blade guard that provides absolute safety and works easily is a crucial feature. A sticking blade guard is very dangerous and has been the cause of most manufacturer recalls. Try out your circular saw and make sure the blade guard works properly when cutting bevels. That will be the ultimate test of reliability. Safety Devices: The safety switch should have a lock-out feature to prevent starting the saw accidentally. This is a must-have. A spindle lock is needed to hold the blade in place when changing blades. Another feature I like is an electric brake. This feature will add to the cost of the saw but its worth it. No waiting for the blade to wind down before starting another cut not to mention the danger from a spinning blade. Weight and Balance: The circular saw may not seem too heavy when you first start using it but after a few hours its gets really heavy. The typical 7 ¼ inch saws weight in the range of eight to 12 lbs while the 10 inch circular saws weigh up to 20 lbs. This is where the ergonomics of how you hold the saw and the balance come into play. You have to think about the type of cuts that you do mostly; are they overhead or are they on sawhorses? Are you doing mostly crosscuts or do you do a lot of ripping? Handle the saw before you buy it and try to get a feel of how it handles. Base Plate: The base plate must be sturdy and stable. The cheap saws will have stamped steel plates while the more expensive saw will have base plates made of aircraft aluminum or magnesium.
Carbide Blades - Will stay sharp longer than steel blades but more expensive. Tile Blades - Usually have diamond tip blades and are designed especially for cutting ceramic tile. Masonry Blades - These blades are made for cutting concrete brick cinder block and other masonry material. They are made of abrasive material. What to look for when buying a circular saw I would definitely look for a circular saw that accepts 7 1/4 blades. These are the most common blades; therefore making it easier to buy blades down the road. Also I would look for a saw with a long cord as you would be surprised how many cords are very short. You can always add an extension cord on but I would look for a cord that is at least 8 feet in length. Another primary item to look for is an adjustable base plate. This is good for making angle cuts and sometimes comes in very handy. Cordless Saws - Cordless saws are nice because they have no cords to plug in trip over or even cut through.