How to: Choose a Circular Saw

For all DIY enthusiasts, a circular saw is a must-have for your toolbox. Circular saws are powerful, hand-held tools that can easily cut lumber, plywood, MDF and other materials. Because they’re powerful yet portable, these saws need to be treated with respect to prevent injury.

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Whether choosing from the heavy Worm Drive Saw, the Sidewinder Saw, the Cordless Saw or the Trim Saw, a key element is that you choose a saw that feels balanced in your hand and that you can handle safely. Look for a saw with high-quality features, such as a cast metal (rather than aluminum) shoe.