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Old 06-01-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Saw blade rec. for 6-1/2in Circular Saw

We purchased the 4-piece Porter-Cable Cordless 18v NiCd kit at the start of our renovations last year in November.
We seem to have issues getting proper cuts from the 6-1/2inch circular saw these days and wonder if its time to throw it out already or is it just a matter of getting the right blade.

Our current project is hanging some double doors for our enlarged closet opening. We bought solid pine doors for this and will need to be cut the bottoms to accommodate the threshold saddle we are putting in. These were not cheap doors so we really don't want to mess it up. Can someone recommend a good blade for this? or maybe some insight as to why this circular saw keeps jamming? thanks!


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Old 06-01-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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Change the blade. Make sure the new one is carbide tipped.


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Old 06-01-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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Also, set the blade to protrude below the wood by only about 1/8".

And don't ever 'force' it. Let the blade rev high and 'sing' rather than 'growl'.
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they are crap for anything but rough work and not worth the aggravation imo
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IMO save the cordless circular saw for short quick convenience cuts. If its jamming its warning you of its capacity to cut.
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