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Mini Circular Saw recommendation

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by rkinsella, 26 Apr 2020.

  1. rkinsella

    rkinsella

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    I am cutting 1/2 and 3/4" OSB to put internal walls on my steel shed. My Dad had given me a cordless mini saw from lidl, but it seems to be pretty poor. Doesn't cut straight and the blade sticks often

    Looking for a recommendation for something better, for occasional use, something neat, doesn't need to be cordless. Thanks.

    Ray K
     
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    Get an electric circular saw.
    If it's not for professional use, anyone will do.
    What's important is the blade.
    Just make sure you get one which takes standard size blades.
     
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    "Standard" blades are 160 x 20 (diameter x bore), 165 x 20, 184 x 16 or 30 and 190 x 30 - all readily available. OSB needs something like a 24 to 36 tooth blade in those sizes. Less teeth = coarser cut. Any saw you buy may come with a 12 tooth blade. This will do the job but the edge finish will be rough
     
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    If you can afford it Bosch cordless mini circular saw and a couple of 4ah batteries.
     
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    I asked the same question a while back and ended up buying this, albeit corded.
    But it comes with a selection of blades.

    TACKLIFE 710W Compact Circular Saw

    I haven't been disappointed, although when I bought it there was a discount and it was £59.
     
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