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  1. Tools
    I inherited a Porter-Cable 146 circular saw from my dad, and need to change the blade but don't know how. I couldn't find an owner's manual online, since it's so old. I don't see a lock button to keep the shaft from turning, and when I use a nail through the hole in the saw blade, the blade...
  2. Tools
    I am in the market for a new circular saw and perhaps a table saw. I want to ask for your advice on circular saws, and then any suggestions on table saws would be greatly appreciated as well. I only ask because I have severe carpal tunnel, degenerative joint disease, and fibromyalgia. So all...
  3. Tools
    I have an older cordless Makita circular saw (model: BSS611) I bought with a set of Makita cordless tools. One of my batteries died and I bought a newer 4.0 amp battery (the 5 amp batteries are still quite pricey) and a new charger (model: DC18RC) because Makita says the 4 and 5 amp batteries...
  4. Carpentry
    What is the correct and safest method for cutting large plywood panels with a circular saw. (Too large for my tiny bench type table saw) I have been placing them on temporary table made of a scrap piece of 3/4" plywood sitting on saw horses. I clamp a 5 foot rip guide to the panel and the...
  5. Tools
    Before I go ahead and do something not advised, I have a Craftsman powered circular saw, 7 1/8" blades. I have an underlayment I need to remove to get cabinets to sit correctly in kitchen floor. I have measured the total thickness at 1/8". Can a circular saw blade depth be relied on for a cut...
  6. Carpentry
    Hello, I am trying to build a raised garden in the back yard. I need to prepare 2 sections that have a curve. We live in a small house and the steamer box is not an option. I have read an article about using a chop saw to make cuts to bend the wood. Rather then investing in a chop saw can...
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