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Old 05-25-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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Need A Circular Saw That Won't Hang Up On 45 Rip Cuts


I am so tired of all these flippin saws that hang up on 45 rip cuts. Does any mfg make a saw with a guard retracts smoothly and won't hang up on 45's? Thanks!
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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Re: Need A Circular Saw That Won't Hang Up On 45 Rip Cuts


TS-55 or TS-75 no guard to hang up.

I have a Bosch worm drive, it works well on bevels.

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Re: Need A Circular Saw That Won't Hang Up On 45 Rip Cuts


If I read you correctly, your choices are gear reduction or a 240v circ. saw.
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If I read you correctly, your choices are gear reduction or a 240v circ. saw.

I don't think you're reading him correctly. He's talking about the blade guard getting caught on the lip of the piece when he has the saw set at a 45.

My Makita 5008MGA (sidewinder) does it too but I don't seem to make many 45 degree rips with a circular saw. I'd use my TS55 for that.
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I don't have a blade guard on any of my personal saws. Haven't for 14 years. My guys don't use them. I use them when I don't have any employees around. :
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I don't think you're reading him correctly. He's talking about the blade guard getting caught on the lip of the piece when he has the saw set at a 45.

My Makita 5008MGA (sidewinder) does it too but I don't seem to make many 45 degree rips with a circular saw. I'd use my TS55 for that.
How are they able to prevent this?
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How are they able to prevent this?

That's sort of what he's asking. Whether there is a manufacturer who has figured it out.

I just hold the guard up and start the cut. I guess if I made a lot of those cuts that would be a real drag, though.

Some guys pin the guard up, some remove it completely. Both are best done by business owners when they are alone, lest OSHA throw a fit.

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i read a sidewinder review -tools of the trade - which would probable be JLC also .
There was comments on this and one saw for sure did not have that perplexing issue . i will do a search later this evening or -well this week anyhow
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How are they able to prevent this?
They use the simplest solution, there is no blade guard on the TS saws to hang up.

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A carpenter pencil shimmed behind the guard will hold it out of the way but I wouldn't do it if I had employees. I really only do this when I have repetitive cuts like stair stringers, otherwise just lift it over the edge of the board when starting the cut.
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I have 5 wormdrives.
2 skils, a Rigid, a Makita, and a Milwaukee
Out of those the rigid has the best guard by far.
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Didn't DWB have an attachment for a skil worm drive that was osha approved for holding the guard back?
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Didn't DWB have an attachment for a skil worm drive that was osha approved for holding the guard back?
Yes... It's an add on to the saw... I think it's called the 3rd hand, or something to that effect.
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Yes... It's an add on to the saw... I think it's called the 3rd hand, or something to that effect.
Had to look this up, kind of neat.
Last line in their video cracked me up. After listing the saws it fits, "...does not fit on sissy saws".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_p2fcdqd6g

link for those wondering as well:
https://www.sawguardpro.com/

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I have the newish dewalt side winder and am super impressed with the guard.
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I have 5 wormdrives.
2 skils, a Rigid, a Makita, and a Milwaukee
Out of those the rigid has the best guard by far.
The review I mentioned earlier -This is what they said also .Wish I could find it .I remember considering running out and buying the ridged after the review .
I did find a review of side winders from 2010 .Author liked the ridged the best .
I will keep looking ,maybe I will find the wormdrive review .i recall that different dewalt had good things said about it .
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How much stuff does anyone need to rip on a 45 bevel with a circular saw?
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If the blade is too deep for the cut the guard hangs up. Not really a problem to hold the lever with your thumb when that depth is needed.
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"Doesn't fit on sissy saws"
Haha love it!
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How much stuff does anyone need to rip on a 45 bevel with a circular saw?
Yup

... Pull the guard back as you're starting the cut... You know that little tab to pull the guard up. Figured that's why it was there anyway

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