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2018 Best in DIY – What to Look for in a Cordless Circular Saw

We’ve used cordless circular saws for years and love them. With battery and motor technology improving rapidly, we wondered if the latest generation of saws was approaching the performance of corded models.
Here’s what we learned.

5 Essential Circular Saw Blades for Your Home Workshop

No saw blade is good for every job. Keep these five at the ready, so you'll have the right blade...


How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.


Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear

This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

Stuff We Love: Straight Lines

For this week's Stuff We Love, we're diving into the world of tools that help pros create straight, clear lines...


Get Precise Circular Saw Cuts With This Simple Hack

In less than a minute you can get precise cuts with your circular saw.

2018 Best in DIY – Cordless Circular Saws

We’ve used cordless circular saws for years and love them. With battery and motor technology improving rapidly, we wondered if...


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How to Use a Circular Saw: Long Cuts

Learn how to safely saw boards freehand, cut plywood with a straightedge guide and build a ripping jig for accurate...


How to Use a Circular Saw

Tips for Smooth, Accurate Cuts


Circular Saw Reviews: What are the Best Circular Saws?

The Editors of Family Handyman put 13 circular saws to the test in this review of features and performance.

Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts


Circular Saw Cutting Guide

Who needs a table saw anyway? With this cutting guide, you can make accurate 90- and 45-degree cuts with your...


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Video: Using a Circular Saw

If you've never used a circular saw, The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton will get you started.



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Choosing the Best Circular Saw Blade

The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, share some tips on how to choose the best circular saw blade for whatever...

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How to Change a Circular Saw Blade

Is your circular saw blade dull?


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How to Cut Straight With a Circular Saw

The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how to make perfectly straight cuts with a circular saw.


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How to Cut Plywood

The Family Handyman DIY expert, Spike Carlsen, will show you how to cut construction grade plywood and finish grade plywood...


2017 Milwaukee Tool Product Symposium

Milwaukee expands their already impressive cordless lineup. Check out some of the innovative tools that impressed us most, all in...


Circular Saw Tips and Tricks

Do more with circular saws


Create Circular Saw Cutting Guides for Plywood

Make circular saw cuts so clean that you don't have to sand or touch up the plywood edges


Making Circular Saw Cuts

From cutting wide baseboard to framing a roof, these techniques make angle cuts easy and accurate


Circular Saw Guide

Use this guide to make smooth, straight crosscuts

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Great Goofs: A Cut Below The Rest

Don't cut wood on a wood floor.