Woodworking circular saws are a must-have for woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers
When you're a beginning woodworker, there are a number of fun and easy projects you can tackle in an afternoon. With each project, you learn new skills and improve your skills. That will boost your confidence and, before you know it, you'll be taking on bigger tasks on that honey-do list. But first you need to make sure you have the right tools.
And when it comes to woodworking and do-it-yourself projects, circular saws are a must-have. At Sears, you'll find a large selection of circular saws, from high-amp models with 10-inch blades to tackle the largest of projects down to mini circular saws for smaller cuts. When it comes to features, safety is a priority. No matter what the brand, most circular saws have a top guard to help prevent accidents. Another feature of some models is the anti-snag guard.
A smooth cut is the best cut, so look for a circular saw with cutting guides. You'll make those accurate cuts quickly and easily, especially if you choose a circular saw with laser-projected cutting guides. They cost a bit more, but the quality of cut you'll get time after time, project after project will be worth the few extra dollars.
We have several brands of circular saws to choose from, starting with Craftsman, America's most trusted brand. Take a look at the 7.25-inch circular saw. You'll have the power of a 14-amp 5,000 rotations per minute motor. You'll be able to tackle a number of projects with it, from ripping through plywood to plunge-cutting a floor to making way for new plumbing to putting a sharp mitered edge on a board. It's one of the aforementioned models with a laser guide. You'll stay on your mark while zipping across the board, even if it's getting dark or you're in another low-light situation.
Another brand you'll like is DeWalt. Check out the 7.25-inch Next Gen circular saw kit with electric brake. It's one of the lightest in its class, but it's not light on power. The electric brake stops the blade once you release the trigger. It has an integrated dust blower function to keep your line of sight clean while you're cutting. It has a 57-degree beveling capacity with stops at 45 and 22.5 degrees. Another great option, also from Craftsman, is the 3.5-inch TRAK-CUT circular saw with miter guide. It's smaller than the aforementioned model, but don't let its size fool you. It has a 5-amp motor. That's enough power to tackle a variety of tough jobs.
Also put some saw blades in your online shopping cart, because you need to have the right blades for the different tasks on your to-do list. While you're at it, check out our selection of woodworking jig saws. Use the circular saw to cut down a piece of wood and then get out the jigsaw to make intricate cuts. Jigsaws are a godsend when making curved cuts, although you can also use them for straight cuts. Like the circular saw, the jigsaw can cut through a number of materials, including ceramic tile and plastic. And, of course, you'll need wood sanders. A power sander is a must-have for a woodworker. Now you know why so many woodworkers shop at Sears.