A great tip about circular saws.

First off I just want to say thanks to everyone for all the great feedback about the The Best DIY Home Improvement Books. Also, thanks for the list of topics you would like me to cover. I’ll do my best to get to as many as possible.

I’ve also received many questions about tool boxes and it just so happens I discovered a fantastic tool box, totally by accident. In fact, I now use this tool box exclusively to carry all my essential hand tools. I just wish I’d found this tool box long ago — it’s the best tool box I’ve owned and would have saved me a lot of money from buying all those other expensive tools boxes.

One more thing, don’t hesitate to tell me what problems you’ve had, or are having, with your DIY projects, as I’ll be happy to offer solutions to help you get your project back on track. Please let me in on your accomplishments too.

Today’s Essential DIY Tip

Are you ready to buy, upgrade, or having a bit of trouble using your current circular saw?

Are you having trouble getting your cuts straight or just feeling a bit uncomfortable with your saw?

Don’t be discouraged because you’re not alone. This is a case where having the right tool for your do-it-yourself project is so important.

Did you know that these saws come in right- and left-hand models? You probably didn’t as this is a little known fact and probably the reason you’re having difficulties using your current saw.

I’m going to show you the differences between these saws and why having the correct saw will make you life easier.

So here we go.

Here is the type of saw used by most right-handed do it yourselfer’s (well most DIY’ers) — but this is a left-handed saw.

Left Handed Circular Saw

If you are anything like me, you probably just picked up or bought a circular saw and starting using it. And with most things, you just became comfortable what you were using. But many of us just can’t seem to get our cuts to come out straight.

Well I’m right-handed and I did the same thing, but then I noticed that some circular saws have the blade on the other side. What is up with this I thought?

So what makes this circular saw a left-handed saw?

When you’re holding the saw in your left-hand you can easily see the cutting line, guide, blade and your work, making it a snap to cut a straight line. But if you are holding the same saw in your right-hand you have to look over the saw to see the cutting line, guide and blade, thus making it quite difficult to see your work — let alone cut a straight line.

So, the solution for us righty’s is a right-handed circular saw, and here it is!

Right Handed Circular Saw

Now with the handle in your right-hand you don’t have to look across your arm and the circular saw to see. The blade, guide, cutting line and your work are easily visible. So cutting that straight line will be a breeze—not to mention safer too.

My Recommendation

If you’re looking for a new, corded circular saw for your DIY projects, my personal recommendation is the Milwaukee blade on left circular saw with the Tilt-Lok Handle (excellent feature)!

Give this Milawaukee a try and see your skill and confidence improve.

Milwaukee 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Blade on LeftMilwaukee 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Blade on Left