Video Vault: Cutting Curves with a Circular Saw
Learn how to build like a pro—use a worm-drive saw to make curved, plunge, and drop cuts
A worm-drive saw is one of the most versatile power tools you’ll ever own. Well, Scott Grice, a Portland-based general contractor, certainly believes so. In this gem from the Fine Homebuilding Video Vault, he shows three typical applications that he uses to make different cuts. First he cuts a radius for a door jamb, then he makes a plunge cut in the center of a sheet of plywood to accommodate a pipe fitting. Last, he drop-cuts a board under a staircase, letting the weight of the saw power the blade through the 2x.
To learn more about worm-drive saws and their features, read Testing Worm-Drive Saws from Fine Homebuilding Issue #192 (Dec 2007/Jan 2008), pp.64-69.