Quick Guide – Buying a Circular Saw

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Are you in search of an innovative circular saw? I am. I purchased an older, part-time circular saw at Home Depot about ten years ago. Unfortunately, it’s just been through with my suffering. So then I’m considering my options for buying the latest circular saw. Do I go cordless? How much will I need it? What will I use it to do? What is the power I need for this circular saw?

SKIL HD77M Circular Saw
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I talked with my older brother Joe about the issue with my brother Joe. He’s a builder working in Buffalo, New York and an avid enthusiast of DeWalt’s tools. He is always looking for top-quality tools. Joe stated that cordless circular saws are great for when you’re working on a roof or in locations where there is a limited or no power supply. In terms of the tool’s strength, Joey says that the modern cordless saws have nearly the power of corded machines. However, they’re not exactly there, and certainly not if you are using them for cutting frames for the day’s duration. Joe is a homeowner with a worm-drive, and a conventional circular saw. He takes out his Skil HD77M worm-drive circular to see when he’s trying to get through the tough items. When he’s cutting 2×4’s for the day, it is recommended to use the lighter-weight DeWalt 368K. Also, when cutting for roofing work, he uses the DeWalt cordless DC300K using a NANO battery. Joe says he was drawn to the NANO technology because it’s extremely cold in Buffalo. He is looking for the durability of lithium-ion batteries that are just as effective in frigid temperatures. One of the best things regarding them is DeWalt NANO batteries can be backwards-compatible with all of the DeWalt tool cords.

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Hmmm. What type of circular saw should I get? Although I’m not a professional, I am a keen DIYer blessed with a wonderful job as editor of a blog about tools. Yes, I receive discounts on top-quality tools offered through the Toolking Superstore, and I’ve certainly used this! (shameless plug;0) But seriously, even if I did not receive discounts, ToolKing offers the most affordable prices, especially when you purchase used models (believe me when I say that I’ve looked all over). The secret behind ToolKing (for anyone who wants to get into e-commerce) is to buy massive quantities of firms like DeWalt or Makita and leverage that gives the best price they pass on to their customers (aka You).

Anyway, returning to my purchase of a circular saw.

Corded against Cordless

I’m contemplating whether to use an electric circular saw that is corded or not. My husband and I purchased the most unappreciative, tiny house in our area, and we’re reworking the entire house. Since we both have full-time jobs, we work on our renovations frequently. The circular saw just blew out on us on our final project. We were creating a patio space using 6x6s for pavers. Poop came out of the circular saw. Also, it was a bit rusty. As I mentioned, the saw was old, expensive, and came from Home Depot. Maybe we might have been a little too pushy with the 6×6, but who isn’t willing to use their tools to the edge of what they’re supposed to be employed for? Particularly homeowners who don’t have access to the vast array of tools that contractors could have or do not always have the right tool that is appropriate for the task (the best tool for this task could be circular saws that have the Prazi beam cutter).

LXT700 18v Circular Saw
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After some debate and a bit of debate, we decided to use a corded circular saw, and a Lithium Ion battery-powered circular saw as we typically spend a few weeks or even months between projects. If we have to utilize this circular saw, we’ll want to use it immediately. Lithium Ion batteries come with a long lifespan, meaning they’ll remain fully charged even when they are on your shelf within the garage (in the frigid winter air) for a few weeks. They’re also extremely light. If we choose to go cordless, we’ll go with the Lithium Ion battery-powered circular saw. Makita has a good LiIon circular saw, which is available by purchasing the LXT700 18v LiIon combination kit. This LiIon circular saw in the LXT700 kit features 6-1/2 inches of the blade but not a 7-1/4 inch, which is the size we’re looking for.

DeWalt DW368K Circular Saw
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I visited my local Toolking store. The ToolKing store has a wonderful layout; Doug and the guys have revamped the layout so that you can grasp and touch every tool. I’m in love! You will be able to feel which one you prefer since when it comes down to choices, there are numerous high-end tools on the market, but which is more comfortable in your hands? The majority of contractor-grade circular saws come with a 15 amp motor that is powerful and powerful with a magnesium housing (for lightweight and durability) and at least 45 degrees of beveling capability and high-quality safety features. I have to grab each one just as if I’m working with it and check the handle’s position to ensure comfort and how close my line of sight concerns the blade.

Makita 5007FAK
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They are the circular saws I am comparing:

1. I purchased this DeWalt DW368K. It’s lightweight at 9.5 pounds; it’s sturdy enough to withstand one-story drops. The DeWalt DW368K also has an adjustable beveling capability of 56 degrees.

2. The Makita 5007FAK may be a little heavier, at 11.1 lbs, yet it has a cool LED light on board and a ruler on its footplate. How often are you in a room with a light on your back?

3. I’m a huge admirer of Bosch. Bosch company for the many things I’ve discovered concerning their program for recycling power tools and other proactive environmental initiatives. One of the most appealing features of Bosch’s Bosch CS20 (10.3 pounds) saw is the Direct Connect Cord Management System. The Bosch CS20 doesn’t have a cord. Instead, you plug in the power cord. Therefore, you won’t need to worry about replacing or throwing your tool away because the cord is split. This Bosch CS20 also has a blower at the front of the tool, which blows the sawdust away when you cut, so you can see where you’re cutting. This Bosch CS20 also bevels at 56 degrees.

Bosch CS20 Circular Saw
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4. And then there’s The Porter-Cable 324MAG. It is extremely lightweight and weighs 9.6lbs. From the circular saws I examined, only those made by the Porter Cable brand had an exhaust port that could be used to attach a vacuum. This is a great feature to use in the garage or your house.

5. Milwaukee manufactures the 6394-21 Tilt-Lok. It’s the priciest of the bunch, at $175. It also comes with an exclusive Tilt-Lok hand that is likely to be more adjustable than I would like. The Tilt-Lok handle on the Milwaukee 6294-21 can be adjusted to eight different locking positions, making it more suitable to work with angles and overhead. It’s a Milwaukee circular saw with the Quik-Lok 10′ cord that allows for quick replacement of cords, comes with a three-horsepower motor, and is as efficient as my Polish carpenter father.

Milwaukee 6394 21 Circular Saw
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A high-quality circular saw should be powerful enough to cut through wet wood without slowing down or causing kickback. In addition, a quality circular saw must withstand the weight and wear as you might accidentally throw it over the side of the road. Choose the circular saw you like with balance, manoeuvrability, and how it feels when holding it. Have fun!

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