Tag Archives: circular saw

Skilsaw Fiber Cement Circular Saw Review

Fiber cement has been around for over a hundred years but it really came into widespread use as a substitute for asbestos cement in the 1980s. Fiber cement’s cellulose fibers replaced asbestos fibers as the reinforcing members in building materials, eliminating the risk of diseases resulting from asbestos inhalation. But that doesn’t mean that all […]

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Skilsaw Sawsquatch Review SPT 70 WM-22

The Skilsaw Sawsquatch is a beast of a circular saw that effectively puts miter saw capacity in a more portable and maneuverable handheld unit. Officially listed under model number Skilsaw SPT 70 WM-22, it’s been dubbed the Sawsquatch and is hoping for a legendary reputation. The Skilsaw Sawsquatch design has one major purpose in mind […]

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Why Use a Metal Cutting Circular Saw Instead of a Normal Circular Saw?

So you’re looking at the new circular saws out there and start to wonder, “Hey! I have a regular circular saw, why use a metal cutting circular saw when a normal one does the same job? Can’t I just slap a metal blade on that saw and get the same result?” It’s a fair question […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw

Milwaukee recently introduced the newest addition to its M18 lineup with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw. Like its M18 siblings, the new metal-cutting saw features Milwaukee’s PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery, and RedLink Plus electronics which communicate to prevent overload and overheating. The saw is designed to cut a wide range of small […]

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Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw

Since this year’s World of Concrete, Makita’s done a nice job of building the mystique of the forthcoming Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw, which the company claims is the world’s first cordless rear-handle circular saw. It’s a 36V tool that runs on Makita’s 18V LXT platform, meaning it uses two Makita 18V batteries […]

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Makita Rear-Handle Circular Saw Video Preview

We had the opportunity to be one of the first to try the new Makita Rear-Handle Circular Saw (model number Makita XSR01) at World of Concrete back in January. The power is definitely impressive and while there some unknowns still running around (like price and exact specs), we can tell you it’s easily one of […]

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Pro Tip: Caring for Circular Saw Blades

Unless you’re whittling a piece that you chopped from a tree, all the wood in carpentry projects came into contact with a circular saw blade at some point. But the circular saw blade is easy to neglect. We know when the blade gets dull but how are you caring for circular saw blades between the time […]

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How Does a Saw’s Electric Brake Work

Tool manufacturers are increasingly clever with safety and fatigue-reducing features on their products. Examples abound with auto lock-ons, auto lock-offs, blade guards, shields, and locks just to start. But there’s one safety feature that you might take for granted because you can’t see it – the saw’s electric brake. If you use a saw with […]

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Festool HK 55 Carpentry Saw Review

Back in 1922, Raymond DeWalt developed the radial arm saw as a powered circular saw that could slide for cutting larger stock. It wasn’t until the 1970s that we got the rotating table and the miter saw as we know it really began to take shape. When I first saw the Festool HK 55 Carpentry […]

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Skilsaw MeduSaw Video Preview

When Skilsaw sent us their new 7-inch concrete scoring and cutting saw, we had to discern its use. Clearly this isn’t a power cutter replacement, so what’s it for? After really looking over the features and taking a hard look at the Skilsaw MeduSaw up close, we can see how this might come in handy. Take a […]

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