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Old 01-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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My old craftsman circular saw has finally bit the dust.

What would everyone recommend.
I want something that will last and handle all my small job and not be 100 pounds.

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Old 01-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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I would recommend the Bosch 1677M 7-1/4-inch 120V Wormdrive Saw

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I like to use http://amazon.com:porter-cable424mag15amp
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i've had my makita for about 15 years. it still works like a champ.
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Makita 5007mga. Love mine.
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Makita 5007mga. Love mine.
best sidewinder available, i have one
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Makita 5007mga. Love mine.
I had a bosch that I thought couldnt be beat for the last 8 years. It finally started cutting weird so I trashed it and bought the makita and was very impressed with it. I bought the same one but without the electric brake and couldnt be happier.
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i have makita, hitachi, bosch and milwaukee sidewinders. milwaukee is far and away my favorite.
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I will also say makita.

And will add to avoid the new milwaukee tilt lok.
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Makita.



Or a Skil wormdrive....
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bosch 1677 magnesium. i got two. wonderful saw
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I want to get a Makita sidewinder
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we got makita sindwinders at school and i reach for those over the dewalts or milwalkees. though i have been using the old milwalkee worm drive more
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If a Craftsman circular saw lasted several years for you, I would imagine just about any real saw would last you several hundred years.
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I'd go with the Ridgid Fuego 6 1/2" saw. It's very light, inexpensive, and capable of handling just about anything you can throw at it. I wouldn't frame a subdivision full of houses with it, but for "small jobs", it's more than adequate.
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If you do small jobs and won't be hassled by OSHA
Rockwell 315 of eBay IMO still the best circular saw and my second choice is the rigid
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I'd go with the Ridgid Fuego 6 1/2" saw. It's very light, inexpensive, and capable of handling just about anything you can throw at it. I wouldn't frame a subdivision full of houses with it, but for "small jobs", it's more than adequate.
we can't get that one up here
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Hugh, we could about 5yrs ago but i guess they didnt sell well because it only lasted a year. I had 4 of them they were good for production framing. But they didnt last, too many plastic pieces. Still have one for my garage with a lot of broken pieces. But it is still alive and safely working and still cuts square. You know how it is we get screwed for tool selection up here.
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I'd go with the Ridgid Fuego 6 1/2" saw. It's very light, inexpensive, and capable of handling just about anything you can throw at it. I wouldn't frame a subdivision full of houses with it, but for "small jobs", it's more than adequate.
I agree, have had mine for over a year, its perfect for smaller jobs, but has the power to do just about anything. Its light , powerful and durable. The downside i have found, is the the 6-1/2in blade isnt always easy to find, and not as many options as far as applications/brands. So when i find the ones i like, i just buy 5 of them. But i think distribution is getting better, i seen them at an ace hardware last week. The big 3 almost always have them.

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