When it comes to home improvement work, many people want to get into it but they are not sure what are the first steps when learning. You might think that the first step will be how to adjust the items you want to work on, or what are the easiest projects you can start so you don’t engage in making a hard project from the start.
While all this is needed information and more, in actuality, the first step that should be taken is to learn everything about safety and how to handle the machine you want to operate. When it comes to saws and home work there is no other saw that is more dangerous when it comes to potential injuries if handled in a wrong way than the Circular Saw.
Circular saws don’t have a huge protective design and they mostly rely on the power and knowledge of the user to function at its full capacity. So, while people can pick up a jigsaw and get down to work right away, the Circular Saw should be handled with a lot more preparation.
Let’s list the 4 best circular saw secrets that you should check and learn before you operate a circular saw.
Before you start sawing away anything, you should always inspect your tools. The saw is made from several key components that all need to function at their base so that you as a user of the saw can avoid injury. Check the blade for any rust, bends, cracks and other damaging issues. The saws most important part is the blade, and if there is something wrong with it, you might be putting your self in danger. Next, check the cord of the saw if you are using one with a cord. The cord must be crack free and without any wiring hanging out.
We know that we already mentioned it in part in the above text, but we can’t stress enough how important this part is. Circular saws are not just good for cutting wood, they can cut metal, rock and even concrete, so make sure that you check your blade and the position of the blade before you start working with the saw.
Whenever you cut a piece of wood or other metals there is a chance that the blade can get pinched and will cause kick back with the material you are working on. To prevent this place the material over a long piece of wood as you can cut into the wood together with your material and the piece of wood will take all the kick back instead of it being a safety issue.
Cutting many pieces of material is common in the saw business. So, when you are cutting several pieces of wood, for instance, lump them together and align them to perfection and cut 4-5 at one time. Just make sure to adjust the height of the blade to your needed length.