Why is my circular saw worthless in pressure treated wood?
My saw bucks and stalls when cutting pressure treated wood. I’m trying to cut down old decking planks so that my garbage collection in town will take it away. Is there a better blade to use than the standard one that came with the saw?
Suggestion by Big City
You can use a rough cut blade, but it has to be SHARP as any blade would. Cut slow and straight and you should be ok. I hope this helps
Suggestion by email@example.com
diablo or piranna blades are good at about 10 bucks apiece.but if your blade has all its carbide teeth ,its probably your weak arse black and decker saw
Suggestion by rvblatz
.They make all kinds of blades the one that came with your saw is most likely a cheaper one I would buy a carbon tip.(combination )they vary in price.,also wood sould be dry before you cut
Suggestion by mike
Tough to say. It could be your blade it could be your saw. It could be the way you are cutting it. The way you are cutting it? Make sure you support only one side of the blank so the pc you are cutting is able to fall effortlessly. You don’t want the stock to bind pinching the blade causing it to buck. Your blade? Make sure you are using a carbide tipped thin kerf blade. You will want a blade with about 24 teeth no more. Your saw? Maybe your saw but if you are using a saw with a 7-1/4″ blade and runs off a cord and not a battery you should have no problem. Then again I have seen some really cheap saws in my life time. Hope this helped!
Why is it everytime I cut a piece of wood with my circular saw I get burn marks on the wood?
I’ve tried new blades, adjusting the depth of the blade and changing the pressure I use while cutting. What am I doing wrong?
Suggestion by rtharp8
usually means a dull blade. if you’ve tried new blades it’s probably the wrong type blade for what your cutting.
Suggestion by catherine
You’re not doing anything wrong. It is caused by the friction of the blade against the wood. That’s all.
Suggestion by ambeemapoopoo
Well if it’s burning it, that would mean that the blade is moving too fast causing friction resulting in burns. Does the saw have a speed setting on it?? The only circular saw I’ve ever used had one.
Suggestion by jason p
Cut faster and use a sharper blade. If you are cutting dense wood it will leave burn marks much easier.