A circular saw is probably the most important tool in woodworking. It is an indispensable tool that makes carpentry a much easier task. But handling a circular blade isn’t that easy, you need to follow certain guides so you can use it correctly.
That’s why for today’s post, we’re going to give you the tips on how to properly handle a circular saw blade.
Look at the features of the saw blade you are going to use.
First things first, inspect the saw diamond blade you are going to use and look at its features to determine each of its functions. Make sure that you know which type of circular diamond blade you are using and if it’s intended for the material you are cutting.
Set the proper depth of the cut.
For example, if you’re going to cut a 40 mm thick timber, set your blade around 45 mm to 50 mm. Don’t add more depth to the blade than what is necessary to minimize the kickback.
Make sure to keep your saw guard running in a smooth condition.
Check the saw guard if it’s in an excellent condition. It must spring back into place the moment you lift the saw and should slide up smoothly as you push onto the work.
Pay attention to the two guide notches.
The two guide notches will help you cut evenly, so make sure you know what they are for. The right-hand one is a guide for cutting if the blade is set in a normal position, while the other one is for cutting an angle of 45 degrees.
Check the front of the blade before you start the saw blade.
Always keep your eye on the guide and make sure to keep the base of the circular blade saw flat on the material that is being cut.
Just use enough force to keep the blade cutting.
Avoid pushing it so hard that the motor speed seems to decrease. If your blade is sharp, it should easily pass through the material with minimal effort.