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Old 02-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #21
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I like the Ridgid Fugo 6 1/2'' framing saw.
I have the Ridgid Fuego 6 1/2, and I will tell you one thing, nothing beats it for weight. I have only had it for about 8 months so I can say anything about longevity, but it cuts true, its lightweight and I dropped it off a 25' peak and dragged it back up and it still worked fine.
When it comes to full day cutting and heavy cutting I do still turn to my Skil 77.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:26 PM   #22
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My vote goes to the Skil 77. Mag or regular your choice.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:44 PM   #23
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:53 PM   #24
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Never used a wormdrive, as my shop teacher use a makita sidewinder.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #25
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Skil HD77M! I use a steel 77, great saw. Smooth! Use it for fine cabinetry cuts in veneer plywood. The mag saves a couple pounds.
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For the money, i lke the the 15amp ridgid saw, had mine for about a year, good saw, but i use my 6 1/2 in fuego more than anything else, love that little saw, light and powerful.
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Skill Mag 77---I've owned three Skil sidewinder in my life---first on fell three stories to a concrete floor

Worked still but retired--the other are in daily use.

I'm right handed,so I want a saw with the blade on the drivers side---Mike--
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i bought a porter cable saw about 8-10 years ago. Its very light, good power, cord has held up and i think it was only $129 then.
I got the same one, a magnesium ones. Very comfortable, quick change blade, blade left The only thing I don't like about it is the evac tube is hard to move out....so I don't use it.

And you're right about the worms--my rigid I only keep for stone/concrete type applications.
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My homeowner grade skil circular saw done stop working, so I will be upgrading to a professonial model. I have a couple of models in mind.I am looking at the Makita 5007MG, Milwaukee 6390-21, or the DeWalt DW369CSK. It seems there are no USA made circular saws anymore. I will be using the circular saw for framing and home repair projects.
As a DIYer a "sidewinder" style saw should be all you need. If you want a worm gear saw I've used two: the Bosch 1677 M & the Milwaukee 6477-20 the work equally well but the Mil has a "no-marring" composite shoe and, for what it's worth a 5 yr warranty vs 1 yr for the Bosch. Either will blaze through almost anything. For around $180 they're worth it.
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I have the Ridgid Fuego 6 1/2, and I will tell you one thing, nothing beats it for weight. I have only had it for about 8 months so I can say anything about longevity, but it cuts true, its lightweight and I dropped it off a 25' peak and dragged it back up and it still worked fine.
When it comes to full day cutting and heavy cutting I do still turn to my Skil 77.
yeah, I use the same saw, but I am no framer.
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My most used is Dewalt DW 634-04, w/ brake ( basicly the exact same saw as the old B&D Builders "Saw Cat" Dad still has one , over 30yrs.), Dewalt DW 357-04 & last fall bought the Bosch blade left $99. for that sometimes cut you cant use a blade right.
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I am more of a cabinetmaker/woodworker than carpenter so I dont need a worm drive circular saw.
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i bought a porter cable saw about 8-10 years ago. Its very light, good power, cord has held up and i think it was only $129 then.
my only regret is that i wish i had bought a left hand saw instead so i can use my right hand.

worms are great but the weight can be an issue depending on application. just my 2 cents
I totally agree!! Bout mine about 5 years ago and its absolutely amazing!! I'm not even a pc fan but it's very lightweight yet very powerful!! I would recommend it to anyone!!

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