Circular SawCircular saws are lightweight, maneuverable and, with the right straight-edge guide, every bit as accurate as a table saw. Plus, there are many times a circular saw is simply the only portable power tool that will do, and, as a result, most woodworkers keep one handy.
Dremel Brings Out New Saw-Max for Straight, Plunge and Flush Cuts
Dremel introduces a powerful power saw alternative in 2011
Portable Power Tools Get Smaller Thanks to Engineering and Li-Ion Batteries
Over the past few years, portable power tools have been getting smaller thanks to good engineering and increasing advances in battery power.
Porter-Cable PCL418C-2 Combo Kit with Lithium Ion Batteries
Porter-Cable’s PCL418C-2 Combo Kit includes a drill/driver, circular saw, reciprocating saw and worklight with two interchangeable Li-Ion batteries.
Shop Testing Plunge-Cut Rail Saws for Different Types of Lumber
To test his group of plunge-cut rail saws, author Chris Marshall put them through a rigorous set of tests on several different types of lumber.
Makita SP6000 Plunge Rail Saw Makes Impressive Cuts, but Lacks Safety Features
The Makita SP6000 plunge-cut rail saw offers impressive cutting ability, especially on scoring cuts, but lacks some standard safety features.
Festool TS 55 EQ Plunge Rail Saw Features Quality Engineering and Cutting
Festool’s saw benefits from being the first rail saw on the market, both in terms of superior quality engineering and accessories including six different blades.
DeWalt DWS520SK TrackSaw Plunge Rail Saw with Fast Action Clamps
The DeWalt DWS520SK Tracksaw is heavy and features a difficult plunge motion, but the clamping and sawing systems are safe and well balanced.
Plunge-Cutting Railsaws Reviewed: A Look at Offerings from Makita, DeWalt and Festool
Festool has been making rail cutting circular saws for over 40 years, but DeWalt and Makita have new plunge-cutting offerings on the market.
DeWalt DWS520 and DC351 TrackSaw Rail Saws Provide Arrow Straight Cuts on an Aluminum Track
DeWalt’s entries into the rail saw category, the DWS520 and DC351, provide even cuts through almost any surface, guided by the handy aluminum rail.
DeWalt Corded (DWS520) and 28-volt Li-Ion Cordless (DC351) TrackSaws
DeWalt offers on-track saws in both cordless and corded models allowing you to cut perfect, straight lines quickly along an aluminum track.
Festool TS 55 and TS 75 Plunge Cut Saws
Festool’s TS 55 and TS 75 Plunge Cut Saws offer a new perspective on standard circular sawing, making cuts faster and more accurate.