convert portable circular saw to table saw
Almost but not quite and certainly not if you are using them to cut framing pieces all day long. Joe has both a wormdrive and a regular circular saw. He pulls out his Skil HD77M wormdrive circular saw when he needs to get through the big stuff. But when he will be cutting 2x4s all day he uses the lighter weight DeWalt 368K. And for cutting up on the roof he uses his DeWalt cordless DC300K with a NANO battery. Joe said he got into the NANO technology because it gets damn cold in Buffalo and he wants the reliability of Lithium Ion batteries which will perform just as well in cold temperatures. And the nicest thing about them is that the DeWalt NANO batteries are backwards compatible with all his DeWalt cordless tools. Hmmm. But what kind of circular saw do I want? While I am not a contractor I am an avid Do-It-Yourselfer who has a sweet job as the editor of a tool blog. Yup I get a great discount on the high quality tools that are sold at the Toolking Superstore and you betcha Ive been taking advantage of that! (shameless plug ;0) Seriously though even if I didnt get the discount ToolKing has the lowest prices especially if you go for the reconditioned versions (believe me Ive checked around).
A circular saw is one of those "must have" tools for most homeowners and for every do-it-yourselfer. It will save you a lot time and effort and easily handle cutting projects that you wouldnt want to tackle with a hand saw. The Makita BSS610 is one of the most highly regarded of the cordless circular saws. Here are a few tips and reminders on using this saw. 1. When cutting small wood pieces be sure and secure them (e.g. with clamps) to the saw horse or other cutting support that you are using before you begin cutting. This will help you make a straighter and safer cut. 2. If your saw blade begins to bind (or if you are stopping your saw in the middle of a cut for any reason) release the saws trigger and do not attempt to remove the saw until the blade has completely stopped moving. If you try and remove the saw before the blade has completely stopped a saw "kickback" may occur. 3. Keep your saws blade clean. You can use kerosene gum remover or hot water to clean the blade. Never use gasoline! IMPORTANT: Make sure that you have removed the battery from the saw before beginning to remove and clean the saw blade. 4. A circular saw is designed to cut only in a straight line. If you try cutting in other than a straight line the saw blade will bind or possibly cause a "kickback". Borrow a jig saw if you need to perform curved cutting. 5. When cutting large wood sheets (e.g. 4 X 8 pieces of plywood) make sure that the wood piece is fully supported so there will be no sag in the wood sheet during your cut.
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The 2630-22 circular saw utilizes Milwaukees long lasting 2.8 amh (amp hours) lithium ion batteries. These high capacity batteries last longer to increase your productivity and produce 20 percent more torque to deliver the most powerful cuts. The saw also features an electronic overload system a mechanism designed to protect the saw from burning up. Keeping the tools motor safe from overuse the overload system extends the overall life and productivity of the saw. Additionally the tool features an electronic braking system that stops the blade quickly to reinforce safety on the job. Milwaukees circular saw is ideal for any serious woodworker - contractors and at-home hobbyists alike. With more durability and comfort than most cordless saws on the market the 2630-22 is excellent for cutting all types of wood and metal. Milwaukees circular saw comes with two 18v high-capacity lithium ion batteries a one hour charger 6-1/2in.- 24T carbide-tipped blade and a convenient contractor bag.
A circular saw is a great tool and one of the most common tools in the workshop. It was invented in England back in 1780. The circular saw is also known as a buzz saw or commonly called the Skil saw even though Skil is a manufacturer that makes circular saws. With the right blade a circular saw is capable of cutting wood steel masonry and ceramic tile. Circular saws come in different sizes ranging from 3" to 16". The most common corded size is 7 1/4" and cordless is 5 3/8" & 6 1/2". There are two types of circular saws: IN-Line Saws and Worm Drive Saws. In-Line Saw - These are the most common types of circular saws and tend to be the least expensive. In addition they dont weigh as much as the Worm Drive saws. An In-line saws motor sits perpendicular to the blade and a shaft runs directly from the motor to drive the blade. An In-Line saw will suit most of your applications and except for changing the blades they are maintenance free. Worm Drive Saw - A worm drive is for heavy duty use and tends to cost a little more than the In-Line saws. A worm drive motor is positioned parallel with the blade and uses a gear to increase the torque transferred to the blade.