circular saw


: a power saw with a circular cutting blade
also : the blade itself

Examples of circular saw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kreg’s Accu-Cut circular saw track, for example, is $80.60 from Walmart. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2023 That is, cut along the sheet’s long axis with a circular saw. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 29 July 2022 Guy makes a slingshot rifle that fires circular saw blades. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 4 June 2011 Oscillating multi-tools are definitely a step up from beginner-level power tools like a cordless drill and a circular saw. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 30 Sep. 2022 This set comes with a half-inch drill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw, random orbital sander, LED light, two batteries, and a charger. Taylor Giangregorio, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2022 Use a circular saw, jigsaw, or even a table saw to cut the pegboard. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2022 Each cable, which can be around an inch in diameter, appears to have straight cuts across it, suggesting the attackers used a circular saw or other type of power tool. Wired, 24 July 2022 The loud and heavy circular saw no longer intimates her. oregonlive, 23 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circular saw was in 1817

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“Circular saw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

circular saw

: a power saw with a round cutting blade

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