5 Circular Saw Uses: What Should a DIYer Look For?

Man in safety goggles cutting timber with circular saw uses
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Circular saw uses are quite diverse when it comes to DIY around the home. Many of us will have seen circular saws on building sites or in the shops; indeed, we may even have one or two among our workbenches. 

A circular saw is a powered handheld tool that, as the name suggests, has a circular, toothed blade capable of spinning at high speeds. These are particularly useful and versatile tools, providing straight cuts for various different materials — such as timber, plastic, metal or masonry. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.