As an intermediate DIY'r, I am surprised to be having trouble with my new circular saw. I am attempting to cut through 1'' stair noses, but my brand new Skill 7 1/4'' saw can barely cut through the wood and smokes excessivly. I finally used a jig saw to finish the
cut and noticed that the wood was black from burning.
Any thoughts? I've never experienced this with my 18v Ryobi cordless saw, and I use it pretty hard. This saw even smoked while cutting a 1'' bamboo stair tread, which the Ryobi cut effortlessly.
Thanks in advance,