Best Power Saw for a DIY Beginner?

Best Power Saw for a DIY Beginner?

Colleen Quinn
Mar 11, 2010

Q: After a reading this all of last month's great home hacks, I'm ready to go out and get serious about my DIY ideas. For this, I'm thinking that I should but some sort of power saw, but I'm not sure which one. I want something that's easy to use and versatile. Is there such thing as an "all-purpose power saw"? Should I buy a circular saw or a jigsaw? I'm on a budget, but I'm willing to pay more for something safer and easier to use. Any suggestions?

Sent by Caitlin

Editor: Caitlin- great question! Though we have made recommendations for the DIY toolbox before, those focused mainly on hand tools. We're opening this one up to our readers- what are your power saw recommendations? Why do you love (or hate) the one you own?

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