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Old 11-10-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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10 1/4 Circular Saws

I am going to buy a 10 1/4 circular saw and I would like hear the pros and cons from those of you who a have one or used one. I am leaning towards the Big Foots conversion. Thoughts?
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:55 AM   #2
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I've got a Milwaukie 10 1/4" beam saw - it's a must have tool if you work with 4x material or thicker...
pros - it cuts 4x material in one pass, (2) 2x in one pass.
cons - ummm....

Hit Tim Uhler up about his Big Foot saws...



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I bought a worm drive bigfoot 10" saw and love it. lots of power for cutting our larger beams and then also i use it for cutting headers. we make the headers out of long pieces, and then it's faster to go back later, mark it and cut with this larg saw.

the saw itself is made by bosch. not a bad thing to say about it.
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Makita makes a nice 10 1/4" saw with an electric brake....for the big guns they also have a 16 5/16" circular saw if you need big cuts.
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Re: 10 1/4 Circular Saws

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I am going to buy a 10 1/4 circular saw and I would like hear the pros and cons from those of you who a have one or used one. I am leaning towards the Big Foots conversion. Thoughts?
I've been using a Big Foot 10 1/4" saw since 2000. We bought an adapter kit for a Mag 77 and it is still going. I have one with a swing table on it and another one that is stock from Big Foot that has the Bosch motor. That is a nice saw

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I also have the BigFoot....and it has what it takes. I don't know why, but I would love to own a Makita 16"....just to say I have one.


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