Tag Archives: circular saw

DeWalt DCS570 20V Max Brushless Circular Saw Review

As cordless tools continue their meteoric rise thanks to lithium-ion technology, circular saws are finally catching up. For a while, we had to be content with 6-1/2-inch models that have what it takes to get the job done, but with a little loss in capacity and not-so-corded power. Now 7-1/4-inch models are making headway with […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw Review

One of the products we saw at the DeWalt Experience made us wonder at first if it was really necessary – the new DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw. After all, full-size cordless circular saws have been around for a while and they cut quite well, to be honest. With DeWalt’s recent success in the 20V Max/18V sector, […]

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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 Review

Makita showed the world their first cordless rear-handle saw at World of Concrete earlier this year and we’ve had several weeks to use it. Officially under the title Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw, please don’t call it a worm drive. Affectionately known around certain circles as the Makita Cordless Not a Worm Drive, […]

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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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