How to Use Battery Powered Circular Saw - Correctly and Safely


If you want to cut wood, chipboard or MDF with ease and precision, then this is what you need. This is a circular saw, and you can hire it from Speedy, the UK’s number one hire company.

A couple of good things to remember when hiring from Speedy, all our hire equipment is checked, tested, cleaned and serviced before every hire and will all come ready to go. You’ll also notice a folder attached to your hire product, these are the safety and operating instructions, please make sure you read these before you begin your job.

Before you use this product, you should make sure you are wearing the correct PPE, eye protection, dust mask, safety boots and gloves are essential before you use this circular saw. Any PPE you do require can be purchased from Speedy.

Speedy Top Tip! Please Watch our How-To Use a Circular Saw Video below:

Step 1:

Our circular saws come with a number of features to help you make your tasks as efficient and as safe as possible.


Step 2:

Every circular saw will come with an adjustable guide that will use the edge of what you are cutting to help keep your cuts straight, a depth adjuster at the rear here can be set dependent on the thickness of the wood you are cutting and an angle adjuster here allows you to angle the edge of your cut, now all of these can be adjusted by loosening the levers or capped screws, setting your desired measurement and then tightening them back up.


Step 3:

This circular saw is battery powered and when you receive it from Speedy it will come with a battery and a charger. Fitting the battery is really easy and can be done by simply slotting it into the bottom of the saw and listening out for a click. However, when you are making adjustments to the circular saw you should always make sure the battery is removed.


Step 4:

All of our circular saws will come with a blade already installed that is ideal for general use, that blade will be covered by a spring-loaded guard, the guard will automatically reveal the blade as you make your cut. When you lift the saw away from the wood that you are cutting, the guard will spring back into place to cover the moving blade. This is a safety mechanism and has been designed to prevent you from coming into contact with the blade. You should never manually lift this guard whilst the saw is operational.


Step 5:

You will also notice a black tube coming off the circular saw. This means that this saw will working hand in hand with our dust extractors, so if you want to save yourself some time on cleaning and keep dust out of your working environment, click the link above to learn about our compatible dust extractors.


Step 6:

Using the circular saw could not be easier, just make sure you are holding the saw with both hands, ensuring you have a good strong grip on it. When you are ready to make your cut, press the safety switch with your thumb and then squeeze the trigger with your index finger, and away you go.

If you have any issues with any of the products you hire from Speedy, just give your local Service Centre a call, as we are always available to help, and remember to always check the safety and operating guidance before you use any hire product.


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Thank you for reading the Speedy Services blog, we hope you found this How-To Use a Battery Powered Saw Guide useful, want to find out how to use a circular saw to help build a timber fence then check out our How-To Build a Timber Fence blog below. Keep checking back here for more inspiration and help for your DIY projects.

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