Let’s get this straight from the beginning. You CAN NOT cut metal with your standard circular saw! The blade and internals of the saw aren’t made for the high impact and hardness of cutting metal. But you CAN cut metal with a dedicated metal cutting circular saw. The Eastwood Mini Metal Saw is the best bang for the buck and can cut metal up to 5/8″ thick with ease! Learn how to use the saw below!
Loosen the Lock Lever attached to and located on the right side of the Base Plate. Raise it to align the cast-in pointer to the desired depth as embossed on the gauge surface of the slotted Swing Arm
If using the Guide Fence, it may be installed by sliding the flat bar through the notch in the right or left side of the Base Plate with the number embossed gauge surface facing upward. Align the desired distance dimension with the center of the “V” notch in the leading edge of the Base Plate. Using the included 5mm Hex Key, tighten the set-screw to lock the Guide Fence in place. NOTE: The handy Hex Key retainer molded into the cord Strain Relief provides safe, convenient storage for the Hex Key when not in use.
As you can see this little compact metal cutting saw is simple to use and can cut metal with ease! This has quick become our favorite way to cut thick and thin metal with ease!