Circular Saw Tips and Tricks

Learn circular saw basics from a carpentry expert

In this video Scott Wadsworth of Essential Craftsman goes over almost everything there is to know about circular saws. He talks about the history of circular saws, why he thinks Skilsaw is the best, and how to properly handle these deceptively powerful tools. Scott’s number one rule? Never, EVER remove the guard! Permanently removing the guard from a circular saw is simply never going to be worth risking a life-altering injury. He also has a pro tip for circ saw users that can save you a whole bunch of valuable time.

Essential Craftsman videos feature Scott Wadsworth. Scott started working as a craftsman in 1974. His career has encompassed logging, saw milling, guiding elk hunters, production framing, commercial concrete, steel fabrication, blacksmithing, and every aspect of residential carpentry and contracting. Scott has been married to his high school sweetheart Kelly Comerford for 39 years. They have four children and ten grandchildren. His son Nate handles the video production and whip-cracking side of Essential Craftsman. 

Thanks for sharing your terrific videos with Construction Pro Tips, Scott!