Handle and power trigger: While holding the handle to push the saw forward, squeeze the trigger to start the blade; release it to stop sawing.
Where is the arbor lock on a circular saw?
Place the saw on a wooden surface and pull back the blade guard. If the saw has an arbor lock button on the top of the housing, press it in. The arbor is the shaft the blade installs on. If there’s no lock button, press the blade into the wooden surface.
Can you adjust circular saw depth?
A circular saw has a depth adjustment lever or knob that releases or loosens to allow for adjustment of the saw’s bottom plate, often called the “shoe.” First unplug your saw, then disengage this lever so that you can freely adjust the cutting depth by raising or lowering the bottom plate.
How can you tell if a circular saw is bad?
Look for worn-down, chipped, broken and missing teeth or chipped carbide tips that indicate it’s time to replace a circular saw blade. Check the wear line of carbide edges using a bright light and magnifying glass to determine if it’s beginning to dull.