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The Linear Link Saw is a hybrid machine with the body of a wormdrive circular saw and the blade of a chain saw. Despite claims, it probably won't replace any saw currently on the job site. It is strictly a framing saw and even then it is best only for special framing operations such as gangcutting, chopping large dimensioned lumber and engineered components, and cutting up stress-skin panels. But for these special operations, the Linear Link may be unparalleled. Production Cutting The Linear Link can cut through 12 inches of material with the bar set square to the shoe plate. This makes it ideal for gang-cutting framing components. To square cut studs and joists, I laid the pieces on