circular saw


Definition of 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 His sawmill consisted of wooden poles propping up a metal roof over a large circular saw and an ancient planer manufactured by the American Saw Mill Machinery Co., in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Longreads, "All that Glitters," 5 Feb. 2021 DeWalt took its 20-volt cordless circular saw (a perfectly respectable power tool) and sent it to the gym. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Gear of the Year: The Best Products We Tested in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 After drawing all the tread-and-riser notches on the first stringer, cut the notches using a portable circular saw. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build Stairs in 3 Steps," 18 Jan. 2021 DeWalt took its 20-volt cordless circular saw and sent it to the gym. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Circular Saws for Today’s Building Boom," 7 Dec. 2020 Gas-engine chainsaws are loud–about 105 decibels; a cordless chainsaw is roughly equal to a corded electric circular saw, at about 100 decibels. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Battery-Powered Chainsaws," 9 Dec. 2020 This cordless circular saw features best-in-class construction that is durable and dependable, even on the toughest job sites. Sian Babish,, "The best pre-Cyber Monday deals," 29 Nov. 2020 This nine-piece kit includes a hammer drill, impact driver, hackzall reciprocating saw, circular saw, grinder, impact wrench, multi-tool, compact blower, and work light, as well as batteries, a charger and additional blades. NBC News, "Home Depot Black Friday 2020: Best Home Depot deals to shop," 9 Nov. 2020 Use a hacksaw or a circular saw with a metal-cutting blade. Roy Berendsohn And Mike Cunningham, Popular Mechanics, "Build This Good-Looking Log Rack Just in Time for Winter," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of circular saw

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of circular saw was in 1817

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22 Feb 2021

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“Circular saw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of circular saw

: a tool used for cutting wood that has a sharp round blade which is spun quickly by a motor

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