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Offline Rob Z

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Re: need recommendation for cordless circular saw
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2019, 10:26 PM »

Hey there Jiggy

Sorry, I missed your question.  I would say that most had a battery attached, although definitely some were "bare" and you're right: they do feel odd.

I ended up buying a 6 1/2" DeWalt, if for no other reason than there is a HD about a mile away and I will be able to grab a new battery if I need one.



I didn’t like the way the Makita and the Milwaukee models felt although that is purely a subjective evaluation and maybe I would like them if there were an opportunity to use them before deciding.

Rob, just a thought, did the saws that you picked up have batteries fitted, or were they bare units?
Our 18 v and 36 v brushless saws are stored on the vans without batteries, and when I grab one from the van, it feels odd and unbalanced. As soon as the battery/batteries are added, it’s a different story and they’re very comfortable. It’s obviously more noticeable with the 36 volt.

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: need recommendation for cordless circular saw
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2019, 06:10 AM »

I still have and occasionally use my grandfather's old-old-old Skil Model 77.  Built like a bulldozer and weighs about the same LOL.  I've yet to bog that thing down as long as I keep a sharp blade on it.
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I just used my old 77 the other day. I was building a EP Henry double-sided cast stone wall and needed to cut the 2" thick cast stone wall caps. I've had it for over 30 years and it's still going.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: need recommendation for cordless circular saw
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2019, 08:19 AM »

Hey there Jiggy

Sorry, I missed your question.  I would say that most had a battery attached, although definitely some were "bare" and you're right: they do feel odd.

I ended up buying a 6 1/2" DeWalt, if for no other reason than there is a HD about a mile away and I will be able to grab a new battery if I need one.



I didn’t like the way the Makita and the Milwaukee models felt although that is purely a subjective evaluation and maybe I would like them if there were an opportunity to use them before deciding.

Rob, just a thought, did the saws that you picked up have batteries fitted, or were they bare units?
Our 18 v and 36 v brushless saws are stored on the vans without batteries, and when I grab one from the van, it feels odd and unbalanced. As soon as the battery/batteries are added, it’s a different story and they’re very comfortable. It’s obviously more noticeable with the 36 volt.

Thanks Rob