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left blade vs right blade circular saws

Left Side vs Right Side Circular Saw Blade

Circular saws have traditionally fallen into the two distinct yet similarly serpentine-sounding categories of sidewinder and worm drive. The categories generally differ in motor orientation and design, weight, torque, and RPMs. Perhaps most significantly, a worm drive saw was traditionally left-side blade and a sidewinder positioned itself with a right-side blade. Today, manufacturers produce saws that blur the blade orientation distinction. Of […]

Best Cordless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Video Review

Best Cordless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Video Review

Cordless Rear Handle Circular Saws are designed for Pros looking to cut the cord on their worm drive. Currently, there are four main players in this field, Makita, Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Skilsaw. Today, on the premiere of our Circular Saw Test Track, we put these saws through a series of cuts, designed to expose every […]

sidewinder vs worm drive circular saws

Sidewinder vs Worm Drive Circular Saws

You’d be hard-pressed to find a jobsite without a circular saw. So what makes people choose between sidewinders and worm drives? And why does the East Coast choose the former while the West Coast seems to prefer the latter? Isn’t a circular saw just a circular saw? *Buzzer Sound!* Actually, no. While sidewinder circular saws (or […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Skilsaw 48V TrueHVL Cordless Sawsquatch circular saw

Skilsaw 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Drive Saw Review | 48V TrueHVL

Skilsaw 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Drive Marks the Next Major Move Into the Cordless Market If you’re using a corded 10-1/4″ circular saw for bigger cuts, the Skilsaw 10-1/4″ cordless worm drive is right up your alley. It uses Skilsaw’s 48V TrueHVL as a power source and marks its latest expansion into the cordless market. Skilsaw […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Milwaukee 2830 M18 FUEL Rear Handle Circular Saw

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Rear Handle Circular Saw Hands-On Review

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Rear Handle Circular Saw may be one of the most highly anticipated tools ever. Well, at least after the Milwaukee M18 FUEL compact router. At the company’s 2019 Media event (dubbed “NPS19”) we got our hands on this new tool to give it a quick test. We cross-cut some lumber and […]

Best Skilsaw Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Best Skilsaw Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Skilsaw owns the worm drive market and is putting that technology into more than just circular saws. It’s this branching out into other categories, including cordless, that highlights the best Skilsaw tools at World of Concrete 2020. Best Skilsaw Tools at World of Concrete 2020 Skilsaw 48V TrueHVL 10-1/4” Worm Drive On the heels of […]

Review8.8(out of 10)

Skilsaw Worm Drive Miter Saw SPT88-01 Review

Skilsaw used STAFDA 2018 as a launchpad for its new Skilsaw Worm Drive Miter Saw. Yep, they put a worm drive on a miter saw. Many of us in the office wanted to get our hands on this new first-of-its-kind product. We also don’t see a lot of hubbub over corded power tools these days. […]

Skilsaw Circular Saw History: 5 Minutes in Tool History

Skilsaw Circular Saw History: 5 Minutes in Tool History

The term “circular saw” technically refers to any saw with a circular blade. However, we generally mean a handheld circular saw when we use it, but how much do you know about the saw in your hand? Here are 5 minutes of circular saw history. A 5-Minute Circular Saw History Edmond Michel developed the first […]

Skilsaw Super Sawsquatch Video

Skilsaw Super Sawsquatch Video

Looking to cut big lumber in one pass? We visited Skilsaw during the 2018 World of Concrete event, and it just so happens that they’ve recently released a saw that can tackle your larger beams. The Skilsaw Super Sawsquatch is a 16-5/16″ circular saw that can cut clean through lumber up to 6-1/4″ thick. Even at […]