It'll feel stupid heavy at first. I think you "get used" to it more than get stronger to make up for it... The slower blade feels a bit weird going through light lumber i.e 2x4 SPF. I'd say there's a bit of a learning curve but its the same concept as a sidewinder.Is their any learning curve with a worm drive saw? Have always used a sidewinder. Thanks
I sometimes switch hands so it feels like I'm getting some "strange"
Degenerates. Those of us that are pure of heart know what I meant.:innocent:Note to self: purchase worm drive for cover story :whistling
my cuts come out way more accurate/straighter when I watch the blade.
I can cut I straighter line without looking at it at all, having a conversation with someoneBirch said:I can cut a line as nice as a table saw and only look at the blade once as it enters the sheet, and that's with a scribed line, by tape measure too. After the kerf is started, I move my attention to the guide, and keep a steady strong feed, so I cut much quicker than a TS too. I always feel like techniques need to be talked about when comparing the two types of saws. I own both kind, but have more time on side-winders. I started appreciating the Worms more when I started gang cutting rafters/ bird-mouths. With wormies, I tend to be a blade watcher, but I keep aware of the guide (and my other senses too), but w/sw's, I religiously use the guide and my body's senses of sight, hearing, and touch, for sheathing cuts. Wd's can cut better with dull blades than sw's. I have had some old Craftsman saws that the blade was totally hidden by the housing. I use mostly PC-315-1 mod saws. Drop foot w/top handles. Since they discontinued them about twenty years back, I just keep rebuilding them. I think once you get a few hundred thousand cuts under your belt, it just happens, either type of saw. One other thing I do is pull the trigger and never let off. It makes the switches last longer. Brush are cheaper and easier to replace too. Using a Circ saw is more than just a visual experience. Your other senses are your warning lights on your instrument panel. If it looks, sounds, and feels good, all lights are green. Keep that baby buzzing! ...