Corded or battery and wormdrive or sidewinder
I totally agree. The 36v Makita is what we use all day every day for framing. I love a skilsaw mag 77, but it won't fully cut through a floor joist at a depth of 2.5 inches, but the Makita 36v will. 4 batteries will keep that saw cutting all day, every day. Plus, it has a wide, sturdy hanger that can hang on anything. And it cuts almost as good as a corded saw. It's a sidewinder, so no twist when you fire it up. Plus the safety isn't awkward, and it's a rear handle. Best saw ever, and it comes with (2) 5a/h batteries, a double bay charger, and a bag. Plus, the right chainsaw wrench works for changing the blade, in case you lose the included tool.Best for what? Best for who?
I recently got a sweet deal on a Makita 2x18v worm drive and I think it's the best saw I've ever owned, but I keep using the little brushless 18v blade left sidewinder. Why? 'cause I'm shingling right now and I don't need a big heavy saw to clip cedar shingles up on a scaffold. Once I'm back framing I'll put the little one away and grab the 2x18v rear handle. So which one is best? If I only did one thing then it might be easier to chose one tool.
The brushless one? That saw is awesome for it's size. It's the go to for siding or anything that has to get cut up high. It can almost keep up for framing but the 36v gets pulled out for that.Was just using this cordless makita today. I do mostly handyman type chit so not framing all day/everyday, but this little saw continues to amaze me. Don't have much to compare it to other than my corded Milwaukee, but for ease of use, I can't think of a better option for my needs. Went through this door like buttah!