At some point or other most DIY enthusiasts will decide that they want to buy a circular saw but when they do, they will be faced with a multitude of choices in which one to buy. Although there are many choices, the Best Circular Saw 2016 will depend on the tasks the enthusiast has in mind and so they may even opt to buy not just one but perhaps two or more saws with an assortment of different blades. For large jobs which will need a circular saw being used continuously, a corded saw would be the most beneficial as, being attached to the mains supply it can provide continuous power however, a cordless saw, relying on a battery pack for power, can be beneficial as well if you have to work in remote locations far from an electrical outlet or in small spaces where itssmall size will be advantageous.
Probably the most popular choice of circular saw by DIY enthusiasts is the Sidewinder circular saw as having its motor and blade in line, make for easier accuracy however, being in line means that they are not as powerful as some of the Worm Drive circular saws. A Worm Drive saw has its blade and motor at right angles requiring a gear system to operate the blade but those same gears can create a much more powerful cut which may be needed for some of the harder or thicker pieces of wood that need to be cut.
There are also circular saws available which are known as trim saws which are smaller and have blades with smaller and sharper teeth. These trim saws, although not suitable for large tasks, are ideal for providing a smooth finish and for cutting of mouldings and other trimmings. When it comes to the blades needed there is also a variety to choose from and so once again the enthusiast may buy several. Perhaps the most versatile and often used blade is the Plywood blade but although it may be versatile and so able to be used for different jobs, it does not have a protective coating and so may wear out quicker than some of the other blades. If you know you are going to be cutting wood with the grain, a Ripping Blade will provide a quick solution as it has larger teeth than most other blades but, if you intend to cut the wood across the grain, a cross-cutter blade with its smaller teeth may be more suitable.
Circular saws are not only used for cutting wood though, they can also be used for cutting bricks and other masonry materials in which case a masonry blade will be needed. Masonry blades have been specifically designed for cutting bricks and concrete and so are thicker with an additional protective coating but whilst this makes them capable of masonry work they are not suitable for cutting wood. Carbide Blades are another option and these blades are longer lasting as the tip of each tooth has carbide instead of steel, making the blade more durable.