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Rashalis
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Circular Saw

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Does anyone have any recommendations for a good circular saw?

I am considering buying used off of craigslist, does anyone think it's a bad idea to pick up a bundle of tools that a contractor is selling (Circular saw, hammer drill, sander, etc.)? Or to buy a used circular saw in general?
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Re: Circular Saw

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Decent circular saws aren't very expensive.. Quality blades are very important.

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+1 on getting a good blade.

Contractors can be hard on their equipment, so check them out in operation (i.e., bring something to cut). I've had good luck on Craigslist in general.
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Re: Circular Saw

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On the blade issue, a good plywood/panel blade and a good cross cut blade with carbide tips is good to have.

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Re: Circular Saw

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skill 77 or mag 77. ( the mag is way lighter)

buy once, cry once. I have had mine 20 years, I have replaced the trigger, cord(not cut just wore out just past the strain relief ) top handle and base plate(both from a fall off a roof) its built 17 house, who knows how many miles of fence, 100+ baths remodels, 100+ kitchens, untold ammounts of concrete/ stone, untold sheet stock....

its $200 its a once in a life time deal.

I like the diablo blades, they are cheap and easy to find. the only issue with them is they have a very thin plate thickness, so if you are going to try to use it to cut a progressive bevel or a curved cut( yes you can do that) it may wonder on you. for straight cuts you can't beat them.

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