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He doesnt want his circular saw to bog down in the middle of cutting a 2 x10 joist or have the sole plate hang up every time it goes across the edge of another board. He does not want to have the saw blade slipping around the saw arbor. What he wants is clean fast accurate cuts: In short power. A worm drive saw delivers the constant power he needs because there is no slack or play anywhere between the powerful motor and the saw teeth that are doing the cutting. The worm gear cuts down a bit on saw blade RPM but trades this off for torque. It is torque more than speed that powers a saw blade through thick wet wood. A diamond-shaped arbor makes it virtually impossible for the blade with a matching diamond-shaped hole to rotate around the arbor. Keeping the number of saw teeth down to 18-24 teeth on a 7 1/4" saw blade also helps. The only problem with early Skil worm drive saws was the weight with those large motors and all that gearing. The solution was to use magnesium instead steel in the construction of the saw wherever possible. The modern magnesium worm drive saws weigh only about 14 to 15 pounds which is more than a standard circular saw but manageable in the strong hands of a muscular framer. For continuous cutting higher voltage options (18V or 24V) for cordless circular saws are recommended. 18v cordless circular saws will find it much easier cutting through 2x lumber than those with lower voltage. In addition to the voltage look for saws that operate with Lithium Ion batteries. A 6 1/2" blade is also advisable.
The Porter-Cable 423MAG circular saw while still weighing just about 2 lbs more than Skils HD77M also boasts a light-weight magnesium construction and an impressive 15 amp motor. This saw is a particularly aggressive little machine with a 0 - 50 degree miter capacity and a positive stop at 45 degrees. After only a few passes with this saw it is plainly one of the more powerful and versatile circ saws in the industry. The tool smoothly flaunts an entirely needle and ball bearing construction making the tool uncommonly simple and smooth to use and with its light-weight and comfort designed handle the saw glides through workpieces unlike any other. Perhaps the most phenomenal of these tools is Festools TS75EQ. Festool is a truly unique manufacturer delivering tools of unmatched quality performance and endurance from their homeland in Germany. This Festool circular saw is a mind-boggling example of the standard issue Festool innovation.
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The DWE575 circular saw is among the lightest in its class and at only 8.8 well-balanced pounds the tool is maneuverable and easy to use. The saws 15-amp motor offers the brute power necessary to tackle even the toughest cutting tasks and with a 57-degree beveling capacity and positive stops at the most popular cutting angles (45-degrees and 22.5-degrees) the saw can easily manage your more complicated cuts too. The DWE575 circular saw also offers a large depth of cut capacity (up to 2-9/16-inches) to increase its usefulness and versatility and thanks to the anti-snag ball bearing lower guard the saw operates smoothly and consistently despite rough applications. This design also ensures the guards long-life and keeps the tool hanging tough for a longer period of time. Dewalts DWE575 circular saw features a high-grade aluminum base that is both smooth and durable; this of course ensures totally accurate cuts and a long life for the base. The saw is designed to provide a clear line of sight at any angle and is built with an integrated dust blower that clears the cut-path as you work. This means that no matter what youre cutting or how youre looking at your project youll have a clear cut-path and an optimized line of sight. The circular saw also comes standard with a Toughcord. This is a great feature that provides a little more security to a power cord that can otherwise be kind-of flimsy. In other words the Toughcord is well a tough cord and it ensures greater resistance to cord pull-outs and other wear-and-tear. The tool has an on-board blade wrench to ensure easy assess to said wrench (and consequently faster blade changes as well). - The saw uses a 7-1/4-inch diameter blade delivers 5200 RPM and includes that carbide tipped blade and blade wrench. Ultimately Dewalts DWE575 lightweight circular saw is an excellent tool with the right features to keep you working fast and working efficiently.
Also there are times when having a saw that pulls 15 amps may not be desirable. If youre using a long extension cord and/or a smaller power generator a saw that pulls 10 amps might be a better choice. - Oh and what about cordless circular saws? The size and power of the battery is the thing to consider for these. Youll see these rated in volts with 18 volt and 20 volt saws (saws designed to work with 20 volt batteries) being very common in budget and mid-level saws. The volt rating is something that can be used as part of comparing different saws but shouldnt be the only aspect considered. Keep in mind that the convenience of a cordless saw can mean a compromise on cutting power. - Weight: Theres so much variety in circular saw designs and engineering that no category of hand held circular saw can claim to be the heaviest or lightest. While generally speaking direct drive circular saws are lighter than hypoid and worm drive saws there are certainly direct-drive saws that are heavier.