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As a contractor I read contractor mags and tool tests and every tool test article I ever read on circ saws, this one comes out on top and it does with me as well. Let me also recommend the Diablo blade by Freud. It is the fastest blade by far over all the competitors and will make your tool feel even more powerful, don't question this, just buy it and see for yourself
good solid saw
I had narrowed my search for a new saw to one that at least has a 15 amp motor. Three that had gotten my interest where the:
Porter Cable PC15TCSMK
The PC (porter cable) and Makita could be gotten for under a hundred dollars if you hit it at the right time and place. Out of the three the PC has the better case and comes with a rip fence. The shoe might be better as well. The Makita… Well it is a Makita. The Milwaukee has a larger than necessary case and does not
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come with a rip fence. I think any of these three are good saws and will perform well. I went for the Milwaukee for it has the tilt handle, and for the particular cutting that I do, that option may help a bit. I am currently using the saw for a project and I am liking my choice so far.
This is the one
I will not go into everything everyone else has. Here is the big deal: Power, adjustable handle, and the real big deal, the forward handle is attached to the base plate, not the motor. To me, this is the bigger deal, your forward hand is way off to the side on big cuts, and you can see everything. One other: I was going to get the Makita because of the forward blower that would push saw dust out of the line of sight. Also, I have other Makita tools. The Milwaukee does not have a blower up front
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because it does not need it! 100% of the saw dust travels through the rear discharge. I love this tool. Ripped 3/4 inch OSB as straight as and arrow.
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