I had been told when visiting an old lumber camp tourist attraction that the circular saw was a mid-nineteenth century invention.
I have been trying to determine what an early Nineteenth Century steam saw would look like. In doing a google search, I find a lot of references to circular saws even in Seventeenth and Eighteenth century, including ganged circular saws in Eighteenth Century.
Anyone know when the circular saw was invented, and did a reciprocating power saw precede it? I realize the first power saws were water powered rather than steam, so I guess power saws could go back quite aways.