Tag Archives: circular saw

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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Skilsaw MeduSaw Concrete Worm Drive

When was the last time you thought it would be a good idea to take your Skilsaw to concrete cutting applications? At first glance, this might seem like a rather amateur question. The game is changing though and the new Skilsaw MeduSaw Concrete Worm Drive is going to change the way you look at concrete […]

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Chervon Acquires SKIL Brand Tools

Chervon Acquires SKIL Brand ToolsSix days ago, on August 23, Chervon (HK) Ltd. acquired the SKIL brand from the Bosch Power Tools division. This gives them complete control over the SKIL businesses in both North America and the European market. The new arrangement will see ownership of the rest of the global market phased on over a period of time. Barring approval by the antitrust […]

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Skilsaw Outlaw Worm Drive Metal Saw SPT78MMC-22

Skilsaw Outlaw Worm Drive Metal Saw SPT78MMC-22Skilsaw’s worm drive hand held circular saws have been around for almost 100 years now and were so widely used by the professional tradesman for so long that the word “Skilsaw” had become synonymous with “circular saw” (like Sawzall and the reciprocating saw). However, in recent years the Skil brand became so diluted with stocking stuffer, […]

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Kobalt Tools 24V Brushless Circular Saw Review

Kobalt Tools 24V Brushless Circular Saw ReviewTool innovation makes me smile. When I first picked up the Kobalt Tools 24V brushless circular saw I knew the company had done something different. The tool even looks different. The thinner, wider brushless motor belied some kind of engineering voodoo of which I was not yet aware. As it turns out, voodoo had nothing to do […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular SawOne 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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