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Old 10-26-2014, 11:05 PM   #21
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My Milwaukee's are getting pretty old so I don't know how the new sidewinders are. The new Dewalt sidewinder line is on my wish list.

Now I'll flip this thread back over to the guys who like to carry around 13lb saws.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:06 PM   #22
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My Milwaukee's are getting pretty old so I don't know how the new sidewinders are. The new Dewalt sidewinder line is on my wish list.

Now I'll flip this thread back over to the guys who like to carry around 13lb saws.
Once you've had fuel you never go back.
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Once you've had fuel you never go back.
You said you built that deck on 2 batteries. Were they the 3 Amp or 4 Amp batteries?

My old brushed cordless Milwaukee is still going strong, kinda wish it would break so I'd have an excuse to upgrade to the fuel.
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Great story though....it was paralyzed for a year but I still managed to reno a third floor apartment every aspect from tear out to finish, by myself....with one arm.
So essentially you were busier than a one-armed paper... err umm.. nevermind. I'm sure that joke gets old.

But if you get something high end, you can always spray paint the case yellow and put Ryobi stickers on it.
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Once you've had fuel you never go back.
I have the Makita 6.5" and we use it a lot, pretty much whenever we need to cut away from the cut station. For obvious reasons, I like having a corded saw set up at the horses anyway.

The fuel saw looks pretty sweet. It's nice that it has the rafter hook. I've used the Husky belt hook bungies a fair bit with the Makita as it's light enough to walk around with.
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You said you built that deck on 2 batteries. Were they the 3 Amp or 4 Amp batteries?

My old brushed cordless Milwaukee is still going strong, kinda wish it would break so I'd have an excuse to upgrade to the fuel.
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Looks like I'm going to have no choice but to get the Fuel. Now I just have to find someone who owes me 400 bucks so I can get one. Have I ever loaned any of you 400 bucks? Some of you sound familiar! (he said through squinted eyes)
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Bear in mind that Milwaukee has 2 Fuel saws. The 6 1/2 saw and the 7 1/4 saw that came out recently.
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Bear in mind that Milwaukee has 2 Fuel saws. The 6 1/2 saw and the 7 1/4 saw that came out recently.
Yes good point, the 6.5 has the blade on the right and the 7.25 has the blade on the left.
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Yes good point, the 6.5 has the blade on the right and the 7.25 has the blade on the left.
They looked opposite to me.

I love my Mag77LT. Been a top notch performer for me and much lighter than my Bosch wormdrive.
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They looked opposite to me.

I love my Mag77LT. Been a top notch performer for me and much lighter than my Bosch wormdrive.
I'm sorry you are correct, they are opposite. Damn senior moment!
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I'm running it on 3amps at the moment an its not to bad still lighter than the corded
I'm with you on the Makita X2 circ saw. Great tool and it's lighter than the corded version.
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I have a Ridgid Wormdrive and sidewinder(7-1/4).

Both are good saws, the sidewinder cuts as well as my old Makita but isn't as heavy. Feels better in the hand than a dewalt.

I haven't used the wormdrive much but it's great for ply, osb, or anything that comes in a sheet. I wouldn't frame with it though.
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The best sidewinders ever built were the Porter Cable Mag 324 (blade right) & 423 (blade left). Both models have been out of production for several years
I still use this one (right hand one) and I am always extra careful cause I know it can't be replaced. Other than a mag77 I haven't found a saw that I like better.
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My old brushed cordless Milwaukee is still going strong, kinda wish it would break so I'd have an excuse to upgrade to the fuel.
You're singing my song man. Every time I see that damn 7 1/4 I want to buy it but I don't NEED it.



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