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Invented in England in 1780, the circular saw (also known as the buzz saw in the USA) is a metal disc or blade with saw teeth on the edge as well as the machine that causes the disk to spin. It is a tool for cutting wood or other materials and may be hand-held or table-mounted. Today they are usually powered by electricity, but large ones in "saw mills" (where whole trees are sawed into lumber) were traditionally powered by water turning a large water wheel. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily forms ions (cations) and has metallic bonds, and metals are sometimes described as a lattice of positive ions (cations) in a cloud of electrons. ... A synonym for ball (in geometry or topology, and in any dimension) is disk (or disc Geometry In metric geometry, a ball is a set containing all points within a specified distance of a given point. ... For other uses of the word blade, see Blade (disambiguation) This article needs to be wikified. ... Portable saw The article is about the cutting tool. ... Types of teeth Molars are used for grinding up foods Carnassials are used for slicing food. ... A machine is any mechanical or organic device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of tasks. ... Modern hammer A tool is, among other things, a device that provides a mechanical or mental advantage in accomplishing a task. ... A news/talk radio station on the frequency of 1300 AM in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... Alternate meanings: Hand (disambiguation) A human left hand The hand (med. ... Furniture is the collective term for the movable objects which support the human body (seating furniture and beds), provide storage, and hold objects on horizontal surfaces above the ground. ... This article or section should be merged with Sawmill A saw mill is a machine used in forestry to cut trees into logs. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth A tree can be defined as a large, perennial, woody plant. ... Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ... Water (from the Old English word wæter) is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known also as the most universal solvent. ... An overshot water wheel standing 42 feet high powers the Old Mill at Berry College in Rome, Georgia A water wheel (also waterwheel, Norse mill, Persian wheel or noria) is a hydropower system; a system for extracting power from a flow of water. ...

The term circular saw is most commonly used to refer to a handheld electric circular saw designed for cutting wood which may be used less optimally for cutting other materials with the exchange of specific blades. Recently smaller cordless circular saws with rechargeable batteries have become popular.

Other variations of the circular saw include the radial arm saw, the miter saw, the cut off saw and the table saw. A radial arm saw is a machine intended for cutting materials to length. ... Examples of common miter saw features and motions. ... Powermatic® Model 1660791K 5 HP Cabinet Table Saw Bosch Model 4000-46 10 Bench Table Saw A table saw is the most common piece of large woodworking equipment. ...

Most of these saws are designed to cut wood but may be equipped with blades to cut masonry, plastics or metal although there are circular saws specially designed for particular materials.

Saw mills use very large circular saws, usually from two to nine feet in diameter. They are either left or right handed, depending on which side of the log the plank is cut from. Benching determines which hand the saw is. Saws of this size need to have a deformation hammered into them that counteracts the forces of rotation, cutting and heat during operation. They typically have a shear pin hole, off axis, that breaks if the saw is overloaded and allows the saw to spin free. The most common version is the ITCO (insert tooth cut-off) which has removable teeth. Sawfiler benching a double cut saw A sawfiler is a person who maintains and repairs saws in a saw mill. ...

See also

A band saw is a certain type of saw that can be used for both woodworking and metal working, but which can be used for a variety of other materials as well. ... Alternative meaning: Chainsaw (computer program) A chainsaw (also spelled chain saw) is a portable mechanical, motorized saw. ... This article or section should be merged with Sawmill A saw mill is a machine used in forestry to cut trees into logs. ...

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Howstuffworks "Circular Saw" (452 words)
A circular saw is an electric saw that turns a round flat blade to cut wood, metal, or plastic depending on the blade selected.
Circular saws have a handle with on/off trigger switch, an arbor nut to hold the blade in place, and guards to protect the operator from touching the spinning blade.
To safely use a circular saw, 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.
Dewalt Circular Saw (342 words)
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