5 ESSENTIAL Circular Saw Safety Tips! Must Watch!

5 ESSENTIAL Circular Saw Safety Tips! Must Watch!

Circular saws can be an intimidating tool to use for those not used to using one, and for good reason, they can do a lot of damage in the blink of an eyelid. My recommendation is to just take your time, make sure that your surroundings are free of clutter and secure your pieces that you are cutting with a clamp to minimise potential injuries. With that, in today’s video l just want to brush up on the basics of circular saw safety so that your experience using the circular saw is an efficient, enjoyable and safe one.
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  1. Donovan Hastie on July 18, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Loved the dad joke!!

  2. Gior Gio on July 18, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Safety number one. I watch different chanels and always try to not skip safety tip videos. I liked woodworking yoga

  3. TokesNation Propaganda Ministry on July 18, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Nice one knackers!!

  4. Squigglove on July 18, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    I’m a sucker for dad jokes, keep them coming!

  5. Bret Matthews on July 18, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    I subscribed for the dad jokes there amazing

  6. J W on July 18, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the tip. Never had a dad to teach me this stuff cheers

  7. Catijuno on July 18, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks helped me with School!

  8. nate2838 on July 18, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    Alternate video title "Close Encounters of the Circular Kind."

  9. Nasar Azam on July 18, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I had a kickback from Table saw using a dado blade. Ended up in Hospital with 19 stitches on my palm…

  10. MtNurse on July 18, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I have to thank you Soooo MUCH! I have been accumulating saws and tools for the past 2 years to start small woodworking projects as a hobby. I know NOTHING so I have been too afraid to turn on my saws let alone use them. lol 🙁 This video has really helped aleve my many fears. THANKS!!!

  11. Randy Quisto on July 18, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    hi shanne

  12. ForViewingOnly on July 18, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    OK, you got me. When you watch two videos on a channel and they’re both excellent then it’s time to subscribe! Plus I’ve just bought a load of cordless Makita gear for my new house, and I play guitar and want to keep all my fingers if possible.

  13. dale pete on July 18, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    I’ve noticed lately that the wood been getting is really wet and getting a lot of sap on the blade and have to clean it to keep things smooth

  14. robotmuseum on July 18, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    This video came across my feed at the perfect time as I’m finding that I’ve been using my circular saw more often. As a beginner, this is life saving information. e.g I did not know about the clamping situation as my dad always just did the yoga poses to hold things down so that’s where I learned. Gotta go buy some clamps. What’s a good size clamp to get for a beginner that would be good for most household applications?

  15. Furball2k on July 18, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    I grew up around: chainsaws, cherry pickers, and wood splitters. My father told me as a kid if your ever doing a task and it starts to feel unsafe, stop because most likely it is unsafe. To this day I apply it to everything from ladders, to wood chippers, to weed whackers. Good tips! 🙂

  16. karina toussaint on July 18, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you very much , almost hurt myself today ,bcus it was my first time using this saw.. so thanks

  17. Mike Bekks on July 18, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Great video mate.. thank you

  18. Rad Sargeant on July 18, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks pal just got a circular saw great tips to keep me safe thank you!

  19. Simon Borg on July 18, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    I used my circular saw (a ryobi cordless) for the first time a few months ago when I needed to cut some yellow tongue boards to size to provide some flooring in my attic so I wasn’t storing my stuff on the ceiling plaster. I probably did all the things you said not to do and I’m amazed I didn’t end up hurting myself. I will hopefully be using it again (I’ve been inspired by a lot of your DIY project videos), and I’ll definitely be a lot more careful next time

  20. Robert Vick on July 18, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Hey Shane. I love your videos but I find it interesting where you had your hand and tip number three when cutting a piece of wood. LOL

  21. Pearl on July 18, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    If you are a grown adult using a saw for the first time, should you have supervision….? 🤔

  22. Razali Binmohamed on July 18, 2023 at 3:17 pm


  23. Könül Aslan on July 18, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Hello, sir. I have a question to you: how can we separate welded pieces of iron? 20.03.2022, 2:41 a.m

  24. Randy Quisto on July 18, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    hi shane ilike your sircular saw…

  25. C Bourke on July 18, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks Shane for the helpful videos. Hope everything is going good in Australia for you and your family 🤞

  26. Cornelius Agrippa on July 18, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Kickbacks are no joke, main danger time is when you are gaining confidence with the saw and start getting complacent.

  27. BobMuir100 on July 18, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    BEST Dad joke of your UTube career! Going to use it!!
    Why are they called ‘gluts’?
    Great and valuable video

  28. Cindy Harrison on July 18, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    I just tried to sign up for your course but I don’t think it worked 😕 🤔. I’m not good with PCs or phones. I put in my name and email and clicked on the subscribe icon and got a blank page. Can you please let me know what I did wrong 😔?

  29. Alan Campbell on July 18, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve watched a few clips of a bloke in the good old US of A with him building his house and barns, really makes me squirm when he holds a piece of timber against his upper leg and uses one hand to hold the power saw to cut the timber, that is only going to end in grief

  30. The Grant Alexander on July 18, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    I was wondering if you were going to address the safety squints, great tips Knackers!

  31. Bill M. on July 18, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Great safety tips. One other one I didn’t see was to adjust the height of the blade to only cut the thickness of the material thus saving the blade wear.

  32. John Winstanley on July 18, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Love the pink saw horse 😉

  33. delatroy on July 18, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Many thanks. Who knows how many injuries you may prevent 😅🙏

  34. dylan junior on July 18, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    i just started using a Circular saw, and my dumbass almost put it on my lap while it was still spinning. thats why im here

  35. A6 on July 18, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    PSA for everyone: Read your tools manual. Yeah its boring but there’s VERY useful information in them.

  36. Hobbies and Home on July 18, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    This video is right on time. I recently took a carpentry course and I see a lot of guys misuse the circular saw and caused it to bounce. This video is beneficial. I love the accent and I learned a lot of Australian slang.

  37. arar983 on July 18, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    thanks for the advice! Just made some safe cuts for some fence boards today that folks were gonna charge $2k for 😂

    Electrical eng here with electricians apprentice training so lmk if you ever have any electrical questions!

    also — one thing that I learned on my first cut today was to run the saw a few inches past the end of the piece, if the guard is set to make a minimum depth cut. I stopped before going a couple inches past the end of the board (given my view from above) and the cut wasn’t perfect as it left a tiny chip at the end which I had to flake off.

  38. Ian Musgrove on July 18, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    I love these videos. I like to touch up on safety on the regular to help keep my digits. Thanks 👍

  39. Mario Alberto Sierra on July 18, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks for the tips. And, you are a talented comedic man 🤣

  40. wesley nelson on July 18, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Cut part of my thumb off with a circular saw from it binding and kicking back. Been doing it 25 years just got complacent at took a risk I shouldn’t had

  41. Ray on July 18, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    tip #6 Adjus deep of the saw blade over little bit Something you gonna cut.

  42. Russell Smith on July 18, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    I know that some people learn by seeing, but you really shouldn’t show the "don’t do this" segments. You might, instead, for example, show putting the hand in front or back of the blade with the saw turned off.

  43. Dominique Wieser on July 18, 2023 at 3:37 pm


  44. Ian Cathcart on July 18, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    I’m a great believer in PPE Shane and I was surprised to learn recently that i shouldn’t use my gloves when using a saw as the blade can catch the glove and draw my hand in. So pleased I learnt this from uTube and not from experience. Keep up the good work 👍

  45. Matan Nawi on July 18, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Wow, that’s super lucky. I had just used my Circular Saw for the first time and I didn’t know why it had kicked back on me. I was super lucky because it shot to my face. Now I know that it was bound. Thanks for educating me.

  46. Raymundo F.N. on July 18, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    I’m drinkin the " DIYForKnuckleheads Tea!" Great Tips , Shane muy bueno Muchacho Mate! 🪚🪵

  47. catey62 on July 18, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Wouldnt another little tip be to set the depth of the blade to just a bit more than the depth of the cut so you have a minimum amount of the blade protruding beneath the cut as well? great little video, especially for a girl like me who only has very limited experience with circular saws. and great tip with the ‘gluts’, I’ll have to get some pieces of scrap timber or cheap framing material from Bunnings or similar to use for that purpose.

  48. Milan Babiak on July 18, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Great tips, thank you very much!

  49. MrCurbinator on July 18, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    This man understands the depths of my stupidity. Subscribed

  50. Paul Maryon on July 18, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Hey Uncle where ya been? We missed you. 45yrs in the business and still got all my fingers, just no hands to put them on!! Seriously tho, great vid as always, thanks, keep up the good work, and stay safe.