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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BuriedInOregonLeaves Good, cheap flush cut saw
I feel obligated to write this review because of the poor reviews written by people unfamiliar with the use of this saw.
This saw is designed cut only on the pull stroke. If you want to push and pull, then yes, the blade will buckle and potentially break.
I cut through 2 3/4 inch oak dowels, 4 1.5 inch oak dowels, and 2 white wood 2x4s with this so far, and it still cuts pretty fast. Not bad for a $13 tool. Those 1.5 inch oak dowels were cut along the curve of a rocker for a rocking chair and the performance was good.
In short, this is a good tool if you use it properly.
November 16, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Randall1309 Slow cutter
I purchased the saw yesterday so I could cut off the lower portion of my doors frames throughout my house since I am replacing all the carpet with hardwood and the hardwood doesn't fit under the frames. The saw does not cut very fast. If you exert too much force it just binds the saw up. The blade is very flexible and made it possible to make a nice straight cut 1/2" off the floor and stay parallel. However, the thin blade broke on the third door frame of six. I think this saw would be better used on smaller items where you have better control. I cut the remaining frames with a sawsall.
June 12, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Great tool for right job
I have used this for cutting dowels while installing an oak floor, works great as it was designed by Stanley. The close cut with out damage is great for those small wooden dowels against flooring. Will be using it on more projects when I want screws to be hidden and a less expensive plug for the hole.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ohana25 Works good, but replacement blades are not available
this saw actually works well. Although I wouldn't use it to regularly trim door casings, it can be done with some skill and care. My big gripe is that replacement blades are NOT available through Home Depot as far as I can tell. It seems to be the same saw provided by Stanley under the "FatMax" brand.
I would have ranked it much higher if replacement blade were available.
April 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mikerj Excellent saw for the right situation
As others have noted, the blade is very flexible and not suitable for undercutting door jambs unless you are ok with just pulling. However, for other purposes, such as flush cutting dowels for example, it excels. It is extremely sharp, cuts quickly and this is one example where the flexible blade makes all the difference. I would call this more of a specialty saw.
January 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kegger Good specialty tool
This little guy is great for cutting off dowels for fine work or cutting in baseboard or door jams for renos. It can be done without it, but its easier and cleaner with it
March 22, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rido Not satisfied
I got this to cut door jamb, It did not work. It is very flimsy, may work for very small jobs but i do not see a need for it right now. so i have to buy another tool to complete door jamb job.
June 12, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Don't Waste Your Time or Money
Blade broke at the handle while cutting a piece of door casing. Got a whole 3 minutes of use out of this tool before having to try to figure out how to bring it back.
November 24, 2012