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Old 03-02-2014, 10:46 PM   #1621
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The only thing that is annoying about the MagLT is the grinding noise it makes, when winding down. I actually thought I got a lemon until I took it to Bosch. They said it was suppose to sound like that. I confirmed it when I bought my second one which sounded the same.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:54 PM   #1622
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Bag of marbles?
Exactly, It took some getting used to.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:13 AM   #1623
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The best worm drive (my favorite) I've used is the new dewalt. I bought is solely on the recommendation of calidecks

I like the hook, handles, and the cord. It feels well made. I guess time will tell.

I have a nearly brand new hd77 American made, that sits in the trailer. It's heavy as hell, and sound like crap.
I have a ridgid that has really good ergonomics, but it has a bent arbor or something The blade wobbles, and that irritates me.
I had a mag77 (i think it was american, can't remember) that I gave to stuntcarpenter It was ok, but I prefer the dewalt.

My go to saw is still the dewalt 368 sidewinder. I just bought a new discontinued one for $100 My last one is 8 yrs old, it just cuts a tad out of square. (have to set it at 2 degrees to be square)
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:58 AM   #1624
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The 368 has an allen key stop adjustment doesn't it?
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The 368 has an allen key stop adjustment doesn't it?
I don't know. I could look. When it Gets above -25c
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I don't know. I could look. When it Gets above -25c
Well when you go out side can you open my trailer and tell me how much frost is in there
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I'm usually all about the makita circular saws. My crew and I have been using them while framing. Neways..

Today I picked this up to have/try out. Don't see many crews with them around here. I paid 85$ for it brand new . I used it today and I can defiantly say its different. Cut like a beast but damn heavy.

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What ive been working on just cause I took a picture of it. (worst winter weather wise in a couple years. Job moving so slow)

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I'm usually all about the makita circular saws. My crew and I have been using them while framing. Neways.. Today I picked this up to have/try out. Don't see many crews with them around here. I paid 85$ for it brand new . I used it today and I can defiantly say its different. Cut like a beast but damn heavy. Figure I'd share. And Makita What ive been working on just cause I took a picture of it. (worst winter weather wise in a couple years. Job moving so slow)
when will they come out with a track system for skil worm drives?
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When I could see the writing on the blade I was going to say that your blade was on backwards. It's been a long time since I saw a blade that was made to fit right side out on a wormdrive.
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I'm usually all about the makita circular saws. My crew and I have been using them while framing. Neways.. Today I picked this up to have/try out. Don't see many crews with them around here. I paid 85$ for it brand new . I used it today and I can defiantly say its different. Cut like a beast but damn heavy. Figure I'd share. And Makita What ive been working on just cause I took a picture of it. (worst winter weather wise in a couple years. Job moving so slow)
Where did you find it for $85?!?!?
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Where did you find it for $85?!?!?
He lives in sidewinder country and the tool shop was probley glad to get rid of it!
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Columbus Ohio is side winder country too. When I take out my hd77, they look at me like Iam from Mars.
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She'd be hard pushing through anything lol
I've done that, when in a pinch to cut a pice or 2 of tin.
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Was so cheap at lowes. Last one I guess. Was marked down, Then on half price table.

Couldnt pass it up.
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I own in worm drives:
Skil mag77
Skil 77 (multiple: some 7.25, some usa made, some 6.5)
Bosch (own 2)
Makita (I know, it's a hypoid) (own 1)
Ridgid (own 2)

Favorite? Hands down the Ridgid.
Had an employee pick up the new mag77 and I tried it out, still not as good as the ridgid.
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I own in worm drives: Skil mag77 Skil 77 (multiple: some 7.25, some usa made, some 6.5) Bosch (own 2) Makita (I know, it's a hypoid) (own 1) Ridgid (own 2) Favorite? Hands down the Ridgid. Had an employee pick up the new mag77 and I tried it out, still not as good as the ridgid.
That's interesting Robert, does it just feel better? I really like my MagLT's it's hard to imagine a saw any better. Now you got. Y curiosity up, I might have to purchase one just to see how it works.
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That's interesting Robert, does it just feel better? I really like my MagLT's it's hard to imagine a saw any better. Now you got. Y curiosity up, I might have to purchase one just to see how it works.
I love the handle and the feel of it, so comfortable it's a joy to use.
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Ok, which is your second pick?
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The reason I ask is because you have almost all the significant brands, which you can gives us an opinion of.

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