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    i use battery saws to cut hardi plank siding because they turn at 1000 rpms of less and there is minimal dust. they have appox. 3 3/8 carbide blades. the speed is the key to dust free cutting. i am tired fo battery's because of the extreme cold and there low life span. i want a tool that has a cord. what is out there that will turn at these low rpms.

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    Originally posted by virgilmarvin View Post
    i use battery saws to cut hardi plank siding because they turn at 1000 rpms of less and there is minimal dust. they have appox. 3 3/8 carbide blades. the speed is the key to dust free cutting. i am tired fo battery's because of the extreme cold and there low life span. i want a tool that has a cord. what is out there that will turn at these low rpms.
    Check out the Milwalke metal cutting circular saw. It should accept a wood blade, and it turns about 3500 RPM whereas a typical skill saw I believe turns about 4500 RPMs.

    Harbor frieght sells a cheapo version in store only.

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      Originally posted by virgilmarvin View Post
      i use battery saws to cut hardi plank siding because they turn at 1000 rpms of less and there is minimal dust. they have appox. 3 3/8 carbide blades. the speed is the key to dust free cutting. i am tired fo battery's because of the extreme cold and there low life span. i want a tool that has a cord. what is out there that will turn at these low rpms.

      http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/R3400-Fu...w/EN/index.htm

      you are welcome

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        Originally posted by DRC-Wartex View Post
        Yup, what he said ^^^

        Here's a pic to entice you to visit the web page.

        I'll just post the link cause it's a large image.
        http://www.ridgid.com/ASSETS/E9269DB...00_2_Final.jpg

        I've seen a number of favorable write-ups on this saw on various web sites and in a couple mags.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

        https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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