Worxsaw Cordless Compact Circular Saw

Bigger can be better in some situations, but not always. Sometimes less can be more. The new Worxsaw cordless compact circular saw is a case in point.

At just over 4-1/2 pounds it’s about half the weight of a typical 7-1/4″ (and even a 6-1/2″) circ saw. Which means it can be more easily used one-handed and fits better in tight places. If you have a lot of cutting to do it’s less tiring to use, and for smaller hand it’s a better fit than a large circ saw. True, it doesn’t have the cutting capacity of a larger saw, but it can still dice up 2X stock at 90°. Like all 4-1/2″ circ saws it won’t cut a 2X clean through at 45°. You can easily finish the cut using a handsaw. I like having the blade on the left side as it makes it easier to follow the cut line. 


Japanese Hand Saws

Japanese saws (nokogiri) are available in a wide range of styles and configurations with names that you may not be overly familiar with, such as dozuki, kataba, ryoba and kugihiki. 

In this article we’ll give you an overview of the most common styles of Japanese saws used in western woodworking shops.

Japanese hand saws