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Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

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Does anyone have one of these? Wanted for 1 job

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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

Have you used them before?

I'd have to check, but to my knowledge I brought it along when emigrating and it is in the basement, it's not a top model since I use it to little to justify such.
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Old 30.06.2018, 15:04
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

Honestly no I haven't used one before. Do you ask in the context of safety risks/equipment damage?

I do own and regularly use a chop saw, angle grinder, a jig saw I tend to avoid using (because they are rubbish) and n+1 drills so I am mindful of safety and equipment handling. Hence additionally I would expect not to damage it!

Hope that answers your question!

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Old 30.06.2018, 16:31
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

What makes jigsaws rubbish?

Just curious...
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

Try Sharely.

Circular Saws in Zurich
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Old 01.07.2018, 10:12
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

Here a good deal!

https://www.jumbo.ch/de/handkreissage-5089?sku=1258944

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For me this comes down to expected quality standards and detail focus.

A good hand saw gives a far superior cut. Good technique means that you can close your eyes and still cut in a straight line totally perpendicular to surface. It is cleaner, its is straighter. A jigsaw on the other had has a thin blade which will merrily cut at an angle when you don't want it to, go off track in a heartbeat relative to your intended cut, and make a mess of one side of thew material you are cutting. I have never fathomed the permutations of pendulum, speed and material hardness/thickness to get a quality of cut that is acceptable to me.

I expect, but I don't know, that a circ will give me a clean edge whilst processing volume. Blade thickness and length of blade between surfaces being cut should give me a straight line and a perpendicular cut.

If you are less fussy, sure go ahead and use a jigsaw!
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

Thanks mate will probably buy that unless one turns up here. Don't need it for a few weeks.
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For me this comes down to expected quality standards and detail focus.

A good hand saw gives a far superior cut. Good technique means that you can close your eyes and still cut in a straight line totally perpendicular to surface. It is cleaner, its is straighter. A jigsaw on the other had has a thin blade which will merrily cut at an angle when you don't want it to, go off track in a heartbeat relative to your intended cut, and make a mess of one side of thew material you are cutting. I have never fathomed the permutations of pendulum, speed and material hardness/thickness to get a quality of cut that is acceptable to me.

I expect, but I don't know, that a circ will give me a clean edge whilst processing volume. Blade thickness and length of blade between surfaces being cut should give me a straight line and a perpendicular cut.

If you are less fussy, sure go ahead and use a jigsaw!
Circular saws and jigsaws are for entirely different jobs.
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Circular saws and jigsaws are for entirely different jobs.
And if you don't know the difference, you shouldn't be using either.
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And if you don't know the difference, you shouldn't be using either.
Yes a circular saw is for making a board too short quickly, a jigsaw does the same slowly.
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Old 02.07.2018, 07:16
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

Am I imagining this or has my request to borrow a circular saw escalated into a stereotypical englishforum **nkerfest , designed to irritate me to maximum effect on a Monday morning?

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Circular saws and jigsaws are for entirely different jobs.
Which is presumably why he's after a circular saw. He said a jigsaw is rubbish (for what he wants to do, presumably), and he was asked to explain himself. I think it's a bit harsh to have a dig when he does.
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Old 02.07.2018, 09:07
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Am I imagining this or has my request to borrow a circular saw escalated into a stereotypical englishforum **nkerfest , designed to irritate me to maximum effect on a Monday morning?





SwissPete and Tom you both need to grow up



No imagination here, you're absolutly spot on the money, congratualations !!
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Old 02.07.2018, 10:21
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

What size and blade type do you need? If you aren't sure, tell what type of material you are cutting, how thick it is, and how clean the cut needs to be. Long, straight cuts would generally be better suited to a circular saw. Curves and odd shapes are often done with a jigsaw.

Also, do you need edge guide, clamps, dust extraction, etc?

I have corded and cordless with a variety of blade types I may be able to set you up with depending on your needs.
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Old 04.07.2018, 13:54
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

since we got the full slate of w*nkers on here. what tool is best used for making straight cuts in bits of wood (thickness 10mm-20mm) typically 50mm-100mm width to be cut.

ideally something compact (don't want the bulk of a circular table saw).
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Old 04.07.2018, 14:02
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Re: Circular Saw (buy or borrow)

I've got this mitre saw which I bought in B and Q about fifteen years ago and it's still going strong. It was about ten quid.

Good if you've got tens rather than hundred of cuts to make.



And they've got the same in Hornbach for 20 CHF
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