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Circular Saw 101: How to Adjust the Blade Depth

Pro tips on setting the blade for the thickness of your material

In this Circular Saw 101 video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement demonstrates how to adjust the depth of the blade on your circular saw to maximize its potential. Learn how to safely operate the tool, avoid excess friction, and create a cleaner cut by correctly setting the saw and adjusting the blade's depth.

Learn how to:

• Set the blade to the correct depth

• Safely operate the tool and maximize its potential

• Cut cleanly

• Put less stress on the blade