While working with a circular saw, it is especially important to wear eye protection. To safely use a circular saw, the first step is to select the blade appropriate to the job, firmly attach it to the saw using the arbor nut, then adjust the sole plate for proper height and bevel for the job. When ready to cut, plug the saw into an electrical outlet, firmly hold the handle, align the blade near the mark to be cut, press the safety switch, then press the trigger switch. Slowly follow the cut mark. When nearly done, make sure the end of the wood being cut is held and will not splinter due to the unsupported weight. For safety, remember that the teeth are sharp and should not be placed on surfaces that they could damage.
Besides, using circular saw blade safety tips, you also must know, how to take care for your circular saw blades, so as to keep them in top-notch condition:
- The most important characteristic for the circular saw blade is its sharpness. A dull blade can lead to unsafe conditions. For the casual carpenter, it may be just as inexpensive for you to buy a new blade as it is to sharpen the one you have.
- Always keep the angle between the base of the saw and the saw blade at perpendicular--90 degrees. Usually, the circular saw comes with this angle preset; however, use and movement may cause this angle to adjust.
- If you do not use your circular saw very often, then you must store it in its case. This would help to keep the excess moisture from getting into the metal and causing rust decay.
These three steps will help keep your blade in top-notch condition.