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Old 04-30-2014, 10:54 AM   #121
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^^ This. He said "if you're only sawing for ten minutes, go with the cordless." Does that mean ten minutes per day? Ten minutes per hour? Ten continuous minutes through stacks of sheet goods? If the old boy making custom chicken coops is making them out of red oak or walnut that's an inch and a half thick, the best cordless saw won't have the nuts to go through more than about one or two pieces per battery.
Is your name by chance Rob in Illinois? I've only seen a few people so damn argumentative.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:57 PM   #122
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I want to chime in because I want the points.

I own a Ridgid wormdrive, have been using Skil Wormdrives for a few months now, haven't even picked up a sidewinder in, who knows how long. I'm not even sure I could effectively use a sidewinder if someone put one in front of me. It would feel foreign.

Onto the topic of cordless. They absolutely do have their place. The fact that some people need to even debate this is beyond me.

Are they for production framing, or commercial formwork jobs? Most likely, no. But to knock down a few 2x's or to rip a couple sheets of plywood they can't be beat. Hell, they must be awesome for the guy making the chicken coops. That whole job could be done cordlessly.
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^^ This. He said "if you're only sawing for ten minutes, go with the cordless."
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Does that mean ten minutes per day? Ten minutes per hour? Ten continuous minutes through stacks of sheet goods?
If the old boy making custom chicken coops is making them out of red oak or walnut that's an inch and a half thick, the best cordless saw won't have the nuts to go through more than about one or two pieces per battery.
Let me give you an example. You have to go back to a job and install a piece of sub-fascia measuring 43 1/2 inches. Why are you going back for one little board? Never Mind.

You cut the board 34 1/2 inches and start to install it. O.K., the board is short by a couple of inches or so.

You tear the board off and cut another board at 43 1/2 inches.

2 cuts at one minute each. Half installation of short board 2 minutes. Tear out of short Board 2 minutes. Install correct board 2 minutes. Scratching head wondering why you didn't go to law school 2 minutes.

I would definitely use the cordless saw.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:59 PM   #124
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Is your name by chance Rob in Illinois? I've only seen a few people so damn argumentative.
If my name was Rob in Illinois, my profile wouldn't say Russ in Alaska now would it?

I don't believe that I'm being argumentative, I was trying to illustrate the fact that there's a whole slough of different situations in which one might need a circular saw, and depending on the application, from my point of view, all of the different variations of circular saws have a place.
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If my name was Rob in Illinois, my profile wouldn't say Russ in Alaska now would it?
Your profile information doesn't show in the app.
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I have a rigid sidewinder thats been sitting on a shelf for at least a year or so. A skill 8 1/4 worm drive that has become my go to saw for just about anything, and a dewalt cordless 20v saw that i carry around with me alot. The 20v is great for punch list stuff, quick little cuts on a ladder or roof. Ive been using it to cut rigid foam pretty often too. Every tool has a time and place for use (except that damned sidewinder).
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Your profile information doesn't show in the app.
Strange. Comes up just fine for me when I click my profile picture.
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Strange. Comes up just fine for me when I click my profile picture.
Using tapatalk? It works on tapatalk, but I almost always use the original app (not available for download anymore) and it doesn't work on that app.
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Using tapatalk? It works on tapatalk, but I almost always use the original app (not available for download anymore) and it doesn't work on that app.
Ah. No, I don't have any app things.
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I like the weight of my 19 yo hd 77. I use the gravity to my advantage. Iam right handed but there are times the wd is not on the best side. I think its like going to work with only 1 hammer. There's a best time for both types of saws.

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