Circular Saw Question: Single Pass Cuts or Multiple Pass Cuts?
Hi there, Everyone:
I have what might be a very stupid question, so please bear with me.
I know that my 14 Amp 7-1/4 inch circular saw with a Freud Diablo 60 tooth blade CAN cut through stock about 2.5 inches thick in one pass.
But SHOULD I do it in one pass?
Or should I set the depth for half the thickness, make a pass, then set the depth for the rest of the thickness, and make another pass?
I would be using a clamped down speed square / straight edge / jig so that the cuts would be lined up perfectly (hopefully).
At what point (if any) would you make a cut with multiple passes instead of a single pass? (Note, I am talking about cutting from the same side with the circ saw set at a different blade depth, not making a cut, flipping the material over, and making a cut from the opposing side.)
(Again, I apologize if this is a crazy question. I just have all sorts of safety concerns regarding a circular saw.)
Thanks in advance.
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