I have dropped this saw off of three roofs now and each time I am sure I will be buying another new saw. Not so fast, it never skipped a beat. And I have also had the cord cut once and replacing it was a snap, literally. Solid Frame, good bevel indicator, powerful motor, tilting handle, all around great saw to use and be able to rely on.
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.
Best Circular saw Money can buy
After owning several circular saws over the years, mad by Skil, Bosch, Ryobi, this is one saw that performs every tim. The handle is sturdy and comfortable, the tilt lok is a great feature, it is a smooth gliding saw accross any stock you want to cut. But my favorite feature, is the distance between the blade and the edge of the plate is 5 inches, a very easy number to remember when your cutting all day.
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