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Old 12-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #41
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Re: Best Cordless Circular Saw?


I have; 24v LiI Ridgid[rt blade but sight line is OK], 18v Milwaukee, best build but batt life is so-so, 18v Ryobi[actually very good when I want a smaller, lighter saw 5 1/2", smooth, quieter than the others], 18V DW, newer 6 1/2" model,gear box sounds louder than any other, do not like the ergonomics when cutting sheet goods, full depth cuts then it is OK, for 2x's it is good. I like the 24V Ridgid the best because of the 24v battery power and features[depth scale easy to read, low battery position gives good balance in use]. Discontinued now, stupid Home Depot corporate move. If you have Milwaukee 18v tools, then amazon has a bare tool for $65, that is a deal. Those saws are made as good as any , just the battery life can be an issue.
I prefer my track saw for sheet goods, and Bosch WD for framing.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #42
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Have we all been brainwashed??

How much more convenient can we have it than to just plug in a saw or drill that we already own than to buy piles of duplicate tools in cordless-mode at hundreds of dollars to begin with, then followed with the question of "and would you like an extra battery with that"??

The cost of all those guns and drills and differing batteries and chargers and whatnot and you still ask for advice on which cordless 'hand-hammock' to buy next??


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I still bet I have more cordless tools than you
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Have we all been brainwashed??

How much more convenient can we have it than to just plug in a saw or drill that we already own than to buy piles of duplicate tools in cordless-mode at hundreds of dollars to begin with, then followed with the question of "and would you like an extra battery with that"??

The cost of all those guns and drills and differing batteries and chargers and whatnot and you still ask for advice on which cordless 'hand-hammock' to buy next??


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I still bet I have more cordless tools than you . . .

Thats one reason i buy Makita. If you round up all there 18v tools overall they get the best reviews. Great cell tech and power, Great construction, Little expensive but worth the money and great range of highly rated tools that can use one cell. I have a few corded versions of my makita cordless tools and theres no comparrison. I would rather have a corded tool than a 36v version. If i need that much voltage then im almost certain the batt aint going to last the time i need it too.
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What a strange test. They put a set of 18v tools up against 36v tools and then give rateing across the sets as a whole.
While I understand what you're saying, I'm actually glad they did it that way. It's not like they don't mention the voltages. Everyone knows there's a trade-off there.

Overall, a pretty good review. Thanks for digging that up, Chris.

I still like the Makita, but man that rafter hook on the Bosch would be nice.
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Have we all been brainwashed??
Back off, bucko. It's almost Christmas and I have Boy Toy money burning a hole in my pocket.
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Have we all been brainwashed??

How much more convenient can we have it than to just plug in a saw or drill that we already own than to buy piles of duplicate tools in cordless-mode at hundreds of dollars to begin with, then followed with the question of "and would you like an extra battery with that"??

The cost of all those guns and drills and differing batteries and chargers and whatnot and you still ask for advice on which cordless 'hand-hammock' to buy next??


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I still bet I have more cordless tools than you
. . .

I don't like to use them much,
but I do feel safer,
and get less beaten up,
using them for overhead cuts
and awkward crap off a ladder.
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I use a DeWalt now because I prefer keeping all my cordless tools the same brand (obvious reasons)
but..I used to own makita and as I recall I liked the makita better. It seem to run/cut smoother than the DeWalt. The makita blade guard handle broke which pissed me off but...I still have it.

I like cordless tools!
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Back off, bucko. It's almost Christmas and I have Boy Toy money burning a hole in my pocket.

Yep, - - nothing I love better than walkin' in with a new tool or three and tellin' the ol' lady "look what you got me for Christmas"!!
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I use a DeWalt now because I prefer keeping all my cordless tools the same brand (obvious reasons)
but..I used to own makita and as I recall I liked the makita better. It seem to run/cut smoother than the DeWalt. The makita blade guard handle broke which pissed me off but...I still have it.

I like cordless tools!

I dopped my makita circ saw from about 16ft up onto concrete and smashed the guard lever off but took it to the dealer and they swapped it there and then for new guard. Didn't even have a receipt or buy it from them.
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How much more convenient can we have it than to just plug in a saw or drill that we already own than to buy piles of duplicate tools in cordless-mode at hundreds of dollars to begin with, then followed with the question of "and would you like an extra battery with that"??
Alot when you don't have access to a plug.
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Ive got the 36 dewalt. It has a 7 1/4 blade & a break has plenty of power. I bought it refurb on amazon for 85ish w/out a batt.
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Have we all been brainwashed??

How much more convenient can we have it than to just plug in a saw or drill that we already own than to buy piles of duplicate tools in cordless-mode at hundreds of dollars to begin with, then followed with the question of "and would you like an extra battery with that"??

The cost of all those guns and drills and differing batteries and chargers and whatnot and you still ask for advice on which cordless 'hand-hammock' to buy next??


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I still bet I have more cordless tools than you
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Oh sure. I bet you still get up to change the channel on your tv too,
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Alot when you don't have access to a plug.
I always have access to a plug, my truck has a gas powered welder mounted to it.
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Have we all been brainwashed??

How much more convenient can we have it than to just plug in a saw or drill that we already own than to buy piles of duplicate tools in cordless-mode at hundreds of dollars to begin with, then followed with the question of "and would you like an extra battery with that"??

The cost of all those guns and drills and differing batteries and chargers and whatnot and you still ask for advice on which cordless 'hand-hammock' to buy next??


P.S.

I still bet I have more cordless tools than you . . .
It can be very conveniant & help us to be a lot more efficient. I am not a spring chicken & I learned long time ago- that we should try going with the new technology & not to be stubborn to give new things a try. With that I learned that they certainly can make our life easier. But not to throw out the old either- There is a place & use for everything. The cost of some of these "new" tools is really worth it.
Yes, I find it much more conveniant to put those screws in that metal roofing with a cordless drill instead of fighting a corded !! & yes I find it much more conveniant to use that Pneumatic framing gun instead of a hammer for framing. and Yes I find that cordless saw very conveniant for smaller jobs.. They are really worth every cent !!! Not brainwashed-just common sense !!
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so what did you buy tin?


Any regrets?
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Makita lithium ion. Nothing else needs to be said.
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Until I could rip wet PT well, I won't endorse any cordless over corded. My DeWalt is great for crosscuts, but only does decent rips if I have a new Diablo on it.
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so what did you buy tin?
Never did get around to one yet.

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Yes, that I never did get around to one yet.
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I have to stand up for makita here. The lith ion I have is awesome. I spend alot of time goin from job to job so Rollin out a cord is a pain. This little saw will last me days on one bat. I'm talkin plywood rips, 2x rips, cross cuts. I've Evan used it to rip logs. Everyone on the crew loves it.

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