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>buy circular saw
>afraid to use it

>> No.1957633

>>1957531
they're just fingers anon, you have 10 of them anyway (for now)

>> No.1957636

>>1957633
this, God gave you a bunch of spares and how many do you really need, anyway? everything past the middle is just superfluous when you really think about it

>> No.1957637

>>1957633
How do you even cut a finger with a circular saw?
You're supposed to hold them with both hands.

>> No.1957638

Tri a squareular saw. Less scary.

>> No.1957653

>>1957638
I sincerely hope someone is taking their old circular saw blade over to the bandsaw right now to make a squareular sawblade for meme photo purposes. Will be a /diy/ classic.

>> No.1957654

>>1957636
>only have middle, index, and thumb
>can only deadlift empty toilet paper rolls, used to DL 4 pl8

it was worth it, bros

>> No.1957667

>>1957653
I'm considering angle grinding one square. Bored as fuck today.

>> No.1957674

>>1957531
I was an 18 year old boy, not long with my drivers licence, my dad was looking after his bosses Nissan Skyline GTR, let me drive it, was scared shitless to do anything.

>> No.1957683
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1957683

Alright lads could you kindly rate my setup before I give this a try? The material underneath is a horse stall mat. The blade should have no problem going through it and I have the height adjusted for the plywood. Is this a safe setup?

>> No.1957688

>>1957683
Why not some saw horses and a clamp?

>> No.1957689

Only thing I genuinely fear is dremel's and angle grinders.

>> No.1957693
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1957693

>>1957531
Get one of these clip on rip fences, they will make you feel a lot more confident with your cuts.

>> No.1957695

>>1957688
Because I don’t have those. Would that be safer?

>> No.1957699

>>1957683
Before investing money in a circular saw you should buy some fucking clamps.
It's the most basic and essential tool for any woodworking.

>> No.1957704

>>1957683
I wouldn't do that with rubber, go get the like inch thick sheet foam.

>> No.1957741

>>1957704
I think you might be right man. I'll get some foam instead or do a proper horse+clamp setup

>> No.1957744

It looks like circular saw actually can't cut through horse stall mats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQZjxwU4WZY

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1957754

>>1957531
i believe in you! one day you will be able to use a table saw

>> No.1957760

>>1957683
Holy shit I hope you don’t like having hands

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1957765

>bought decent circular saw
>have nothing to use it on now that I built a doghouse

>> No.1957778

>>1957760
This is literally the recommended way to cut large sheets of plywood from numerous tutorials. The only difference is I don't have a soft enough material underneath. I should be using foam

>> No.1957789

>>1957693
No they done they are garbage. Build a track

https://youtu.be/H0BZLbW1lvQ
https://youtu.be/SvNFvM00OP4

>> No.1957821

>>1957683
dude invest in saw horses

>> No.1957822

>>1957637
t. has never used a circular saw

>> No.1957826

>>1957822
Seriously, how?
Why would you ever take one of your hands from it apart from the last stretch that's nowhere near your?

If you're using your other hand to hold the piece, you're doing it wrong.
Why do you think it has an additional handle in the front?

>> No.1957828

>>1957826
You are a pleb
What is a plunge cut
What is using a speed square
If you're using a worm drive saw I could see how a pussy would feel the need to use both hands but fuck yourself boomer

>> No.1957834

>>1957828
How do you do a plunge cut without both hands on the saw? Did you remove the blade guard?
What does a speed square have to do with anything?

Sorry for enjoying clean stable cuts.

>> No.1957921

OP here. Could I use a scrap piece of plywood underneath the plywood instead of foam?

>> No.1957929

>>1957683
I have a 4 x 8 sheet of the blue house insulation I lay down to rip ply. I would recommend that.

>> No.1957932

>>1957921
You're better off laying down 4 2x4s two on each side of the cut (put 2 of the boards close to but not under the cut on both sides) and set the fence on the saw to 1/4" taller than the ply you are ripping.

>> No.1957940

>>1957921
Just try to set the depth barely able to cute through your intended cut and use the plywood.

>> No.1958083

>>1957834
You're a moron. Have you ever even seen a carpenter work before? On modern saws you can plunge cut by holding the back of the saw up and rolling the guard off of your material, and by the speed square comment he was referring to the act where one holds a square with one hand tight against a board and runs the shoe plate of a saw against it in order to make an expedient square cut (more of a novice technique, any carpenter worth his salt can cut square with a just a dot in the middle of a 2x12). But the whole point is that a skillsaw is normally used with one hand while the other holds your material in place. The extra handle is for certain rip cuts, using the saw as a planer, or cutting something on a sidewall or above your head. Stop being such a pussy. There are a million youtube videos of idiots using skillsaws who have no problem using them safely.

>> No.1958168

>>1958083
If you can't keep your cut straight and right-angled, clamp down a fence.

Every safety guideline will tell you the same: Always clamp down the work piece. Always use both hands. Doesn't matter if it's a rip- or cross-cut.

You use it unsafely for no good reason, call everyone who does it right a pussy, and then cry about how unsafe they are.
Stop making excuses for your laziness, There's no reason to ever lose a finger to it unless you're being an idiot.

>> No.1958170

>>1957531
just make sure its running at full speed and dont jam the fucking thing into whatever youre cutting let the blade do the work

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1958171

>>1957689
ever use one of these

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1958172

>>1958171

>> No.1958192

>>1958171
>>1958172
Yeah, they're great for rough carving.

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>>1957638
>>1957653
You jest, but they're used for concrete fiberboard.

>> No.1958212

>>1957636
Grip strength for HEMA.

>> No.1958536

>>1957754

why the fuck is he pushing from the right side? he should be on the left side of the saw pushing with his right hand to avoid that exact situation... pushing into the fence not away from it into the blade... fucking moron!

>> No.1958736

>>1958536
He was demonstrating the danger of tablesaws. Notice the sheet to catch the piece? If I recall correctly he nearly took off his finger in this clip tho

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1958746

OP here. I used it for the first time today and it went surprisingly well. I completely butchered the first cut but after that it was a lot better.

>> No.1958749

>>1958746
oh no, it's you again

you should make a vantard general or something

>> No.1958750
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1958750

All done. Now I don’t have to look at my ugly cabling

>> No.1958759

That's probably smart. I had a bunch of power tools in my garage with nobody to show me how to use them, and I was using trash cans as saw horses. No consideration to safety. Circ saw is probably older than I am.

>> No.1958820

>>1957689
This
I use circular saws, miter saws, reciprocating saws, band saws, table saws, chain saws and even concrete saws daily with no problem but angle and bench grinders scare the fuck out of me

>> No.1958875

>>1958820
Buy proper bench grinder stones, then there is nothing to be afraid of

>> No.1958913

>>1958536
>why the fuck is he pushing from the right side? he should be on the left side of the saw pushing with his right hand to avoid that exact situation... pushing into the fence not away from it into the blade... fucking moron!
If he was pushing while standing on the other side of the fence, he could get hit by the workpiece kicking back towards him.
On small pieces that just means unpleasant bruising, and maybe some blood.
On larger pieces, the force of lumber kicking back can actual cause internal injuries.
There is at least one incident in Canada were a piece of lumber kickbacked into a person and killed the person.

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1958916

>>1958820
People always do the the dumbest shit with angle grinders. Look at this fucking cut. Complete recipe for disaster

>> No.1958918

>>1958820
Oh man, I'm scared of the table saw and band saw, but I'll use an angle grinder after a few beers

>> No.1958963

>>1958536
He was intentionally causing it to kick back as demonstration. Ended up almost fucking his hand up anyways

>> No.1959122

>>1957531

dont think about the tool, just use it like an extension of your hand.

i use angle grinders almost daily, they are easy to control and use. only dangerous in the hands of people with low to no confidence in themselves.

>> No.1959125

try cutting fence posts with a circular saw.

pro-tip: you can see 90% of the cut because its under the saw. you have to lean over and watch the blade follow the line.

>> No.1959268

>>1957531
I've owned a router table for about a year and used it 3-4x a week and it still kinda freaks me out
same with table saw

>> No.1959811

>>1958171
>>1958172
What the FUCK

>> No.1960088

>>1959811
Short length of chainsaw chain held between two metal disks on a cordless angle grinder. Works great for rough carving. On a cordless grinder in particular it's good for trimming down stumps of pruned tree limbs for a smother profile.

>> No.1960092

>>1958736
>demonstrating the danger of tablesaws
sounds like a fun hobby

>> No.1960208

Whatever happened to that table saw that automatically smashed a big brake into the blade as soon as it detected a finger touching it?

>> No.1960283

>>1960208
They're called SawStops, I have no experience with them but here's a dude pushing hotdogs into them in front of a high-speed camera. Looks like it works pretty well even if you're basically punching the blade.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYLAi4jwXcs

>> No.1960319

I've worked as a carpenter for like 15 years and I've never owned a circular saw.
if I need to saw in a straight line I'll use a tracksaw and when I need a fast approximate cut I use a jigsaw. both of those are safer and better at what they do than a circular saw
>>1957689
I damn near cut my dick off with an angle grinder once, was standing in a staircase cutting some shit above my head, blade got stuck and I dropped the grinder. out of instinct I tried to catch it between my legs, blade cut into both of my thighs just below my peen

>> No.1960321

>>1960319
>tracksaw
That is a circular saw

>> No.1960334

>>1960319
>out of instinct I tried to catch it between my legs,
My instinct dropping anything sharp or heavy is jump back a foot.

>> No.1960410

LArp >op has no frens

>> No.1960418

>>1957683
holy shit why would you use a saw to cut that
just use a sharp knife, go over it a few times and it'll split cleanly

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>>1958171
>>1958172

>> No.1960477

>>1957688
Why are you trying to bankrupt this man with all these gimmicks. He barely just bought a saw.

>> No.1960520

>>1958750
yeah but now you have to look at that thing instead

>> No.1960644

>>1960321
a table saw, miter saw and biscuit joiner are also circular saws, but they're called table saws, miter saws and biscuit joiners and not circular saws

>> No.1960655

>>1958918
>band saw
I read a thing a while back that even if you get cut on a band saw you can still react in time to save the finger, unlike a circular saw. (source: dude trust me)

>> No.1960657

>>1960319
>tracksaw
Oh shit, I can't cut a straight line to save my life with a circular saw. If I buy one of these would it be my salvation?

>> No.1960658

>>1960657
If you already have a circular saw, you can build a track for it.

>> No.1960659

>>1960658
No I got rid of it because I couldn't do shit with it. I cut better lines with my jigsaw because I could clamp a ruler to stuff. The circular saw I bought didn't really allow that.

>> No.1960699

>>1960418
Bruh thats like 3/4" plywood

>> No.1960702

>>1958194
>4-tooth fiber cement blade
imagine ripping 3/4 ply with that bad bitch

>> No.1960704

>>1958194
You need shapes school in your life.

>> No.1960714

>>1958171
for the emperor?

>> No.1960863

>>1960655
Worked for me, just got some stitches once. But easy to get to confident on them

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>>1957688
>>1957821
>not making your own saw horses.
ngmi

>> No.1961094

>>1957531
Secure the work piece with clamps and use both hands to operate the saw. Just keep sawing little chunks off until you feel comfortable operating the saw. Good luck anon.

>> No.1961173

>>1960657
yes, it's insanely easy to use. the one I've got even has clamps for the track so it stays perfectly still. circular saws are outdated technology that need to end up in the attic or bin as fast as possible, tracksaws aren't even that much pricier.
>>1960658
comparing these janky, bulky homemade wooden tracks (that usually also limit your depth) to a proper aluminum track made for the saw is like night and day

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1961256

>>1957636

>what do you call a butcher with all 10 fingers?
>apprentice!

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