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  • Worm drive saw

    Bought it the summer before last when my 25 year old Makita sidewinder began to falter.
    Great saw on the whole, well balanced and plenty of torque but still smooth. There does seem to be a bit of run out at low rpms but the cuts are straight and true.
    Here's the BUT- the cord!!! Why would Ridgid follow all the above with a cheap, stiff and now easily broken in the cold cut rate, discount bin generic power cord?!
    What happened to the nice, QUALITY, flexible cords I have on all my other hand tools?
    I would gladly have paid the, what, $5 or $6 more...

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    Re: Worm drive saw

    Agreed, cord length and quality are two things I look at when deciding on
    a corded power tool, and I buy a number of them at work for the crews.
    I probably bought 65k in tools of all types last year as part of my job.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)