What is a Circular Saw?

A circular saw is a power tool used for cutting materials like wood, masonry, plastic or metal. It is a power saw that could be mounted or handheld, although in woodworking a circular saw typically refers to the handheld version of this tool. The circular saw allows carpenters to make a wide variety of precise cuts while saving time with its efficiency. In some cases, a circular saw is referred to a Skil Saw which is actually a brand of circular saws in much the same way tissues are referred to as Kleenex. The circular saws blades are designed in a way to specifically make rip-cuts, cross-cuts or a combination of both.