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I went into the Toolking store. The ToolKing store has a great setup Doug and the guys have redesigned the entire layout so now you can touch and hold all the tools. I love that! You can really get a feel for which one you like better because when it comes down to the options there are a lot of high quality tools available but which one feels better in Your hands? Most of the contractor grade circular saws have a 15 amp powerful motor magnesium housing (for lightweight and strength) at least a 45 degree beveling capacity and excellent safety features. I personally need to pick up each one as if Im using it and check the position of the handles for comfort and how good my line of sight will be to the blade. These are the circular saws that I compared: 1. I picked up the DeWalt DW368K. Lightweight at 9.5 lbs it is durable enough to withstand a 1-story drop. The DeWalt DW368K also has a beveling capacity of 56 degrees. 2. The Makita 5007FAK is a bit heavier at 11.1 lbs but has this cool onboard LED light and a ruler on the foot plate. How many times are you working in a room with the light at your back? 3. Im a big fan of the Bosch company because of all that Ive learned about their power tool recycling program and other pro-active environmental projects. The very nice feature of the Bosch CS20 (10.3 lbs) saw is their Direct Connect Cord Management System.
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.
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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.