Circular Saw Cutting Guide – Makita Dss611z


Model DSS611Z developed as a cost-effective sister tool of Model DSS610. It has the same lightweight design, portability, and high performance. As the DSS610 even though the following functions have been removed. 

Learn how to use a circular saw safely and efficiently. These pro tips and techniques will help you build everything from a couple of shelves to a whole house faster and better. 

Don’t put your blade too deep:

Setting your blade too deep causes a few problems. First, it is more dangerous than the correctly set blade because more blade is exposed while cutting. In addition, a saw is more likely to bind and kick back when the blade is too deep. Safety issues aside, blades cut more effectively when properly set.

Set the depth of the blade before cutting:

Determine the depth of the blade by unplugging the saw and holding it back next to your blade guard. Then loosen the depth-adjusting lever or knob and rotate the base of the saw until the blade is approximately 1/4 to 1/2 in. Below that board. Tighten your lever or knob and you’re ready to see.

Promoting plywood for cutting:

Cross-cutting plywood without supporting it over its entire length may cause the saw to bind or the plywood veneer to tear or split as the cut-off part drops. If you are using sawhorses, just span them with a pair of 2x4s. This will provide the support that is needed.

Cutting heavy boards without sawhorses: 

When you cut joists or other heavy pieces of lumber, it’s often easier to cut them where they lie than to hoist them onto sawhorses. An easy way to do this is simply to rest the board on your toe and lean it against your shine. Then align the saw with your mark and let Gravity help you pull the saw through the cut. Make sure you keep the saw cut at least 12 in. From the toe. 

Find out more about the work you can do with a circular saw by reading the Circular Saw Buying Guide. Visit our website to find the best material for your project.