View Full Version : Need to Buy a new skill saw (ideas?)

01-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Well my saw went out it was an old one but i need to get a new decent saw. Does anyone have a circular Saw that they like ? I need some ideas and brand names for a good saw from homedepot walmart or lowes.

any help would be nice , thanks

01-01-2007, 07:14 PM
i've had good luck with hitachi gear, dont know about hand saws though.

01-01-2007, 07:18 PM
DeWalt, if you don't mind spending a little more to have good tools.

01-01-2007, 07:21 PM
GMC. My dad's is solid magnesium construction (light and strong) and has been left in the rain numerous times by him and keeps on truckin no problem. It also has a lazer guide which is really nice. Has plenty of torque to turn the blade.

01-01-2007, 07:31 PM
All of our power tools are Dewalt, can be kinda high, but quality tools. From our experiences.

01-01-2007, 07:32 PM
If your going to use it on ocasion to cut up MDF get something like

7-1/4 In. 12 Amp Circular Saw
Model CSB121K

From Home Depot

I have the next model up and it has worked flawlessly for over 2 years, with weekly use.

If your going to use it alot, buy a DeWalt. It will last alot longer.

01-01-2007, 07:34 PM
lol ive got an old *** (early 90's) black and decker that goes through 3/4 mdf like a hot knife thru butter

01-01-2007, 08:28 PM
Skil is what I always see the roofers and construction guys using. They rip.

01-01-2007, 09:36 PM
i've got a 6 year old black and decker and its still running strong. not too high in price either

01-01-2007, 09:42 PM
porter cable makes a great circular saw. magnesium base, light weight, great balance, quick change blade. left or right side blade. electric brake.http://www.porter-cable.com/index.asp?e=547&p=5223

01-02-2007, 01:52 AM
thank's for all of Your input's i apperciate it