Top 05 Circular Saw Problems and Solutions

When using a circular saw, we have to face many problems. These occur due to motor, saw blade, alignments, bad usage and many more. These are the most occurring problems in a circular saw. When considering the problem it will not affect the single reason. So many reasons can cause a problem. So you should be wise to select the proper reason and solution correctly.

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Why is Circular Saw Nor Start?

Reasons

  1. Power cord is not plugged in.
  2. Power source fuse or circuit breaker tripped.
  3. Cord damaged.
  4. Burned out switch.
  5. Trigger does not turn tool on

Solutions

  1. Plug saw in.
  2. Replace fuse or reset tripped circuit breaker.
  3. Inspect cord for damage. If damaged, have cord replaced by an Authorized Skil Service Center or Service Station.
  4. Have switch replaced by an Authorized Service Station.
  5. Disengage Safety Switch

Why Does Circular Saw Blade not Come Up to Speed

Reasons

  1. Extension cord too
  2. Low House voltage

Solutions

  1. Replace with adequate cord.
  2. .Contact your electric company.

Why Does a Circular Saw Vibrate?

Reasons

  1. Blade out of balance.
  2. Workpiece not clamped or supported properly.

Solutions

  1. Discard Blade and use different blade.
  2. Clamp or support workpiece.

Why Does Circular Saw Cut Binds, Burns, Stalls Motor When Ripping?

Reasons

  1. Dull blade with improper tooth set.
  2. Warped board.
  3. Blade binds.
  4. Improper workpiece support

Solutions

  1. Discard blade and use a different blade.
  2. Make sure concave or hollow side is facing “DOWN” feed slowly.
  3. Assemble blade and tighten well
  4. Clamp or support workpiece.

Why Does Circular Saw Kickback?

Reasons

  1. Dull blade
  2. Misaligned saw blade
  3. Sagging or improper lifting of the cut off piece
  4. Dirty saw blade
  5. Cutting off a cantilevered or overhanging piece of material from the bottom up in a vertical direction
  6. Cutting off long narrow strips
  7. Cutting through material supported at the outer ends

Solutions

  1. Use a proper saw blade with high quality
  2. Use proper supporting to the workpiece



Tom Mackenzy

I am Tom, I am really interested in DIY projects. I have my own workshop and I spend my free time with so many projects. So I would like to share my experience with you regarding power tools, woodworking, metalworking, etc.

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