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  • #16
    Re: Circular saw recommendations

    I also have a Porter-Cable 743K left-blade sidewinder, and I must admit it's probably the best sidewinder out there. It's powerful (as far as sidewinders go anyway), lightweight, and best of all the blade is on left side (the way a real saw should be!)
    Last edited by Newman; 03-11-2007, 08:44 PM.

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    • #17
      Re: Circular saw recommendations

      Originally posted by zenophus View Post
      ...
      OH Yeah......almost forgot. Until someone comes out with a cordless that can make it through a 96" plywood rip without pooping out I would STAY AWAY from cordless.
      ahhh the advances in technology...

      http://www.milwaukeeconnect.com/weba...0028&langId=-1

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      • #18
        Re: Circular saw recommendations

        Originally posted by rnt80 View Post
        I'm not necessarily looking for battery power. It will primarily be used for finishing work. Cordless would be nice when I take it out but that's not high on my priority list.


        If you want a small but powerful trim saw, nothing beats a Skil HD5510 5-1/2 (again, blade-left). It' a work horse. I've even used it a few times for framing when my worm drive was MIA.

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        • #19
          Re: Circular saw recommendations

          The little yet great SKIL circular saw:
          http://www.skiltools.com/en/AllTools...510&cid=192162

          Here is another 5-1/2 inch model to check out.
          http://www.makita.com/menu.php?pg=pr...det&tag=5005BA
          Last edited by Woussko; 03-11-2007, 11:52 PM.

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          • #20
            Re: Circular saw recommendations

            Yeah, I don't know why Skil always includes a POS steel blade that's is going in the trash out of the box!
            The only problem is the limited selection of 5 1/2" blades...

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            • #21
              Re: Circular saw recommendations

              I have been using skill saws for years and i have found Porter Cable to be the best.
              They are not as heavy and have lots of power with a 15 amp motor.
              John from Belgrave ont.

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              • #22
                Re: Circular saw recommendations

                get a ridgid worm drive its great

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                • #23
                  Re: Circular saw recommendations

                  Originally posted by J-man12 View Post
                  get a ridgid worm drive its great
                  Worm saws are great for cutting plywood but if your cutting rafters for 3 or 4 hrs at a time your arm will be licked using a worm saw.
                  When i built houses i had both types of saws for that same reason.
                  John from Belgrave ont.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Circular saw recommendations

                    Originally posted by john from brussels View Post
                    Worm saws are great for cutting plywood but if your cutting rafters for 3 or 4 hrs at a time your arm will be licked using a worm saw.
                    When i built houses i had both types of saws for that same reason.
                    Why get rid of the wormdrive when all you need to do is get bigger arms?

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                    • #25
                      Re: Circular saw recommendations

                      you bet newman

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