This circular saw safety and ergonomics section is only one part of our circular saw article series.
Safety, durability, and ergonomics are key features of any professional circular saw and will safely depend widely on the users handling. Safety on an ordinary pendulum guard circular saws, be it sidewinder or worm drive style, largely depends at the circular saw blade guard. An excellent example of circular saw safety, combined with user-friendliness is this Bosch cordless circular saw.
On any circular saw, including stationary table saws, the riving knife is a key safety component.
A riving knife is piece of metal shaped something like a wedge that is located directly behind the cutting blade. When a saw cuts through wood, the wood has a tendency to "squeeze" around the rear of the blade.
For example, in very deep rip cuts of oak wood, squeezing will cause the blade to literally burn the wood.
Depending on your country's regulations, some power tool companies make circular saws without a riving knife. Needless to say that a blade brake system that stops the circular saw quickly within seconds, can be an indispensable safety feature if your working in a hazardous or dangerous situation.
Blade guard, the riving knife, and blade brake, all are some key safety features that any professional circular saw must have. After looking at circular saw safety we will now have a better understanding of power and durability on electric circular saws.
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The Makita 5103R is fitted with a heavy duty die cast aluminium base plate and a host of other safety features such as a soft start feature that assists the user for the initial surge of power on turning the machine on and an electric blade break which stops the blade in an instance.
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All plans come as a Standard license, and can be upgraded to an Enhanced license at any time. The best safety features and benefits that come with your circular saw will depend on the manufacturer. The robust blade guard can be opened with the use of an extra large lever that makes it easy to handle, even when wearing gloves. This power tool offers a rigid cast metal blade guard that lifts automatically as you begin the cut providing extra safety and using a large push-wheel. Kickback occurs when the cut material reaches the opposite side of the blade, and the blade rotating, tends to push the material away from the saw. The German manufacturer Mafell offers various circular saw models with a riving knife that "flips." The Flipkeil riving knife works as it is pushed up into the saw as you make the plunge cut. Most professional circular saws, mid-size and up, are equipped with an electronic blade braking system.
Apart from these direct safety components, there are various other components influencing safety on circular saws.
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The action of a riving knife closes the gap between the teeth of the blade and the material being cut. As the saw switches on and off repeatedly you'll appreciate any incorporated blade brake system. By continuing to use our website you agree with our Cookie Policy as detailed in our Terms & Conditions.

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