|Forum topic by 7Footer||posted 09-09-2013 04:30 PM||2373 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
09-09-2013 04:30 PM
Have you ever been working outside with your circular saw and never know where/how to set it down after making a cut (especially if you practice safety like me and keep the blade guard pinned up so you aren’t constantly screwing with it)? I don’t always keep my blade guard pinned up out of the way but it’s the only way I can make decent cuts on these stones, up until yesterday I kept finding myself laying my saw on the side of the motor (which I know probably isn’t very good especially because it blocks the vent to the motor, and the blade is exposed about ankle high just waiting for an exhausted homeowner to stumble into it and slice their achilles), but I’d rather lay it on it’s side than lay the blade in the dirt whilst still spinning and dull it more.
I haven’t been as gentle and careful with this circular saw as I should be, but I do have to say it’s up there with the best $30 I’ve ever spent, I bought this cheap Skil saw about 8 years ago, and I’ve ran the hell out of it, made cuts with it that are far beyond it’s capacity and its still going strong.
ANYWAY I better get to the point before rambling too much, so I had already made a couple cuts and had 1 stone that had been cut almost in half and as I was about to set my saw in down on the ground I looked at and thought, hey! that’s a circular saw holding jig, it was a complete accident, and I’m sure I’m not the first person to ever discover this, I’d imagine some of you masons and contractors know this already but I was really excited about it, it works perfect, even the lip on the back side of the stone that locks it into the stone on the course below is a perfect stop so your circular saw blade doesn’t hit the inside of the stone, I am definitely going to make one of these with a cleaner cut and take it into the shop to use there too.
So here is my circular saw jig/holder/thingy, whatever you want to call it! Thanks for looking!