circular saw using a guide, need help (solved)
Ok I'm doing something stupid and I can't figure out what. I have been cutting a lot of plywood lately with my circular saw. I have a metal level that I have been clamping down as a guide. I have also used a board to do the same thing. For some reason after I get part way through the board the saw starts to stall. When I pull the saw out I'm off my line and the cut is moving towards the guide. It's like the saw is going straight but after a while the blade is moving towards the guide. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? I'm using a Ryobi 5-1/2 18V saw.
Now that I'm typing this I'm wondering if the piece I'm cutting off is pushing on the blade and pushing it off track.
Thank you for any help