A circular saw is an excellent option in terms of power tools when you have to make a round cut. However, it can be difficult to determine which one you should choose. There are tons of choices based on options such as manufacturers, models, prices, features, and many other issues. Among the many issues to consider, here are some of the most important ones:
As when buying any other power tool or tool for that matter, it’s important to consider the price and value of the unit. The price is particularly important based on the amount of money you’ve budgeted for the unit. You should always try to stay under budget. If you find the perfect circular saw then it’s certainly reasonable to spend a little more than you’ve budgeted. However, you should definitely avoid going over budget by a large amount as it could cause various financial issues especially in terms of budgets.
A saw’s motor rating is important. The higher the rating is better. The reason is that it will result in the saw blade spinning faster. When the blade’s RPM is faster, it means the cut will provide more control. In addition, more control will result in the operating being able to cut sturdier materials. This also usually allows you to use larger blades on the circular saw. The bottom line is when choosing a circular saw it’s important to consider the blade speed.
3. Cutting Capacity/Depth
Make sure to look for a max. cutting depth of 0-degrees. That’s how deep you can cut when the saw isn’t cutting a bevel. When cutting bevels, if you’re going to cut mitres using the saw, it’s important that you can change the base plate so you can cut bevels. Look for adjustments that are 45 degrees and 90 degrees like on scrollking.
Blades are very important as it will improve the cutting ability. It’s also important in terms of the cutting depth.
It’s advisable for you to consider a plunge saw if your work requires you to do plunge cuts. On the other hand, if it’s not required then you could probably choose a circular saw that doesn’t include this feature. What’s important is to have the right tool for the particular work you have to do. That’s why you should definitely consider whether or not you need a plunge saw.
However, you should certainly be aware of the various benefits of track saws. They make cuts that are long and precise. One of the main benefits is that the cuts are better and faster than standard circular saws and table saws. A major benefit is that they’re light/portable, don’t’ require any clamps, and are easy to set up quickly. These are all key benefits of the saws that you should definitely consider. These types of saws provide many benefits, so when compared to the many benefits of circular saws, they can provide many more benefits.
This is yet another important issue to consider. In theory the baseplate should be flat across both the length as well as the width. It should have a straight left edge in order for the purpose of riding against the guide. A drawback of stamped aluminum baseplates is that they tend to bend easily when they’re dropped. However, they can’t be bent back quickly.
Meanwhile, cast aluminum/cast magnesium are better options because they’re thicker and also bend less. However, if the circular saw is dropped a long distance then it will likely result in the plate cracking, and won’t be able to be fixed. Fiber-reinforced plastic is very strong, but should be thick enough in order to be stiff.