Tacklife Mini Circular Saw CSK76AC Review

Tacklife Mini Circular Saw CSK76AC Review

Buy it at Amazon: Tacklife Mini Circular Saw CSK76AC [Affiliate Link]

Takeaway: Saw cuts fine, but rip guide attachment not square and can't be used.

The saw comes with a vacuum hose, rip guide, three 4.5" wood saw blades, and an instruction manual. The tool is pretty heavy-duty and of medium grade construction similar to that of a Black and Decker or Dewalt saw. The base is made of metal while the body and thumbscrews are made from ABS plastic. The power cord is about 6 ft long and has a Velcro cable tie and Allen wrench keeper. The instruction manual is well-written and easy to follow; its worth a read if you're unfamiliar with the tool's capabilities and proper safety measures for use.

This saw has a couple of safety features like a lower blade guard, a lock-off button that prevents the trigger from being activated accidentally, and spindle lock. On the saw you can adjust the blade depth with this thumbscrew on the right hand side from 1.5" on down. In front, you can adjust the blade angle from 0-45 degrees. Then on the tip you have the line-of-cut indicator where the left most side indicates a 0 degree cut and the right most side a 45 degree cut with intermittent angles falling in between. If you have a shop vac, you can attach the hose to the dust extraction port using the included adapter to minimize dust blowback.

Installing the blade was straight forward and took less than a minute. Installing the ripguide is also pretty simple, but I noticed after I installed mine that the guide wasn't parallel with the blade. It turns out, the included rip guide with mine isn't perfectly square. This would cause the cut to be on an angle or could increase the risk of kickback (where the saw jumps out of the cut and moves towards the operator) which is a safety hazard, so I wasn't able to use that attachment.

Otherwise, operating the saw is easy and safe as long as you follow all the proper safety precautions. Like most circular saws, the lower blade guard opens on its own as you advance into your cutting project and snaps back closed when you're done. The only time you'll need to manually lift the lower blade guard is when making pocket cuts or compound cuts. Overall, the saw with the included blades cut smoothly and straight, though the cut ends of my 2x4s were a little rough and needed a bit of sanding. The unit is easy to setup and is versatile but is best suited for working with plank lumber and plywood boards.

Buy it at Amazon: Tacklife Mini Circular Saw CSK76AC [Affiliate Link]

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