Tag: corded circular saw

Skilsaw SPT 77 WML-22 7-1/4″ Worm Drive Circular Saw

I don’t care where you go or who you speak with, but everyone has heard of Skilsaw.  They either own one or have used one.  It’s one of the oldest circular saw companies around.  In fact, it is the saw that built America, yes they are that old.  In a world where it’s good to be young, it’s opposite in the tool world.  You could say Skilsaw is the grandfather of all circular saws.  The wormdrive has been around the longest and is still used by serious professionals even in todays lightweight cordless era. The wormdrive is the king...

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Skilsaw SPT67WM-22 15 Amp 7-1/4″ Sidewinder Magnesium Circular Saw

What do you say when you need a bandage, you say Band-Aid.  What do you say when you need clear tape, you say Scotch Tape.  The same holds true for a circular saw and why is that?  Because Skilsaw has built an incredible, powerful and reliable circular saw year after year.  This is their bread and butter.  After all, they have the saw that built America with the model 77 and who can argue with that track record? Today we are taking a look at their 7-1/4″ Sidewinder circular saw, model SPT 67 WM-22. The sidewinder uses an inline...

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Rockwell RK3441 4-1/2″ Compact Circular Saw

You may remember the incredible article Dan did on the Rockwell Versa-Cut.  Well now they introduced a new saw, the Rockwell RK3441 which is a 4-1/2″ compact saw.  So what is so special about this saw? Well first you can now cut material that is 2″ thick making it much more versatile than the Vera-Cut.  With the Versa-Cut, you would have to flip the material over to finish a 2″ cut.  Now I really only see two types of people owning this tool.  First, would be the homeowner who is into arts and crafts.  Now I could be wrong,...

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DeWALT DWE575 7 1/4″ Lightweight Circular Saw – Review

Before I even start talking about this saw I have to state that Eric stole the Dewalt DWE575 from me.  Yes, that is right “Mr Bosch and Milwaukee” liked it so much he took it!  He gave me some excuse that he needs it for a job blah blah blah..  I will never see it again, luckily it is a bargain at around $100.  Just the fact that he took the saw should tell you that it is an awesome circular saw.  At 8.8 lbs it is one of the the lightest 7 1/4″ circular saws that I know...

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Dewalt Corded Circular Saw – DW368

While Dan doesn’t like circular saws, I love them.  Something about being able to rip through wood, the sound, the feel.  Yeah I am a little weird, I guess you could say I have a saw fetish.  When Dan told me we were going to do an overview of the Dewalt saw which is a 7-1/4″, I have to saw I was rather excited because the only saws I have are either cordless or wormdrive saws.  Since this is an inline saw and Dan hates saws, I knew I was getting a new saw I could keep and use. Before...

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Skil 18V Circular Saw Review

 This is a review of the Skil 18V cordless circular saw that came in the combo kit 2895LI-20.  The model number is 5995.  We have to admit from the start this saw was far more impressive than we expected.  Now this saw packs some pretty good stats for a homeowners saw.  The no load RPM is 4200 and this only weighs about 5.12lbs.  When we first saw this tool, we were a little skeptical being a 5-3/8″ blade and using a 1.3A battery pack.  We sort of jumped to conclusions that this wouldn’t cut much and was more of a toy than a power tool, but after using this for a while, we discovered that we were wrong. The top D-handle gives the user a lot of control over cuts.    Along with the light weight of the tool, a user can control this saw with greater accuracy.  So in essence Skil designed a great saw for the homeowner, one who may not use a circular saw that often and needs the control and extra little help.  The one item we wish was a little better was the bevel cutting capability.  But again the saw is a 5-3/8″, so you can only go so far with a good bevel cut. When we tested this saw, we thought we would start off easy.  We cut through some 1/2″ plywood.  We really wanted...

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Evolution Rage Circular Saw Review

What comes to mind  when you think of a circular saw?  Well, most of us think of power, speed and a great power tool for cutting up some wood. Now times are changing and Evolution power tools are leading the way.  Who?  Evolution power tools.  That’s right.  Evolution is not as well known as some of the other major brands around, but it should be.  I am sure at this point you are asking why.  To sum it up, the Rage Circular Saw is an incredible circular saw that does everything you want and more.  Yes, it cuts wood, but it also cuts steel, aluminum, plastic and more.  An with the Evolution Diamond blade, you can cut concrete and stone.  Oh yeah, you don’t even need coolant.  Simply amazing. We first saw Evolution power tools at the Home Builder’s show in Las Vegas.  After talking with them, we had to get our hands on one of these saws and try it for ourselves to see if it really was as good as they claim.  When I first saw the Rage, I was a little skeptical because the motor sits on the left of the saw; therefore, I thought the saw would be heavy.  I also thought it would be hard to control as the weight appeared to be placed on the left of the saw.  Well, I can tell you right now, I...

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Dewalt TrackSaw Review – Model Number DWS520K

    We just finished our review of the Dewalt TrackSaw.  Wow, what an amazing product.  We are just wondering why Dewalt didn’t introduce it to the states earlier.  Actually, this saw was being sold in Europe for awhile, but now it is being sold in the U.S.  If you are trying to figure out what the next power tool should be to add to your collection, take a serious look at this TrackSaw as you won’t be disappointed. Dewalt makes two versions of the TrackSaw, a corded and cordless saw.  The cordless version runs on a 28VLithium Ion battery.  Both saws have a 47 degree bevel capacity and use a 6.5″ saw blade.  The Cordless version has a no load speed of 3500, while the corded version has a no load rate of 1750-4000.  In regards to weight, both are extremely light.  The cordless version weights 12.3lbs and the corded weights in at 11.5lbs.  The depth cut for both versions are 2-1/8″ @ 90 degrees and 1-5/8″ at @ 45 degrees.  Some of the other features both saws have are the dust post which you can hook up to your dust collector, keeping messes at a minimum, and an anti-kick back and riving knife feature for protection from kick backs.  There is also a low profile blade guard which allows the saw to be used in confined spaces. For our review we tested the corded...

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Skil Worm Drive Saw Power Tool Review

Specifications– Skilsaw Worm Drive Amps – 13.0 Volts – 120 RPM (No Load) – 4,300 Cord Length – 8 Ft. Other Features Carrying Case D Handle Anti Kick Back Design Oil Pressure relief bellow   What do you think of when you think of bandages? Band Aid. You don’t ask someone for a tissue, you ask them for Kleenex. Well the Skilsaw is the same way. You don’t ask someone for the circular saw, you ask for the Skilsaw, no matter what brand you are thinking of. The reason is simple, Skil makes one of the best worm drives available. In this review we tested an older model called the Skilsaw Professional. Skil makes a newer model that has a magnesium case. This makes the tool lighter. A worm drive is different than an in-line saw. We have an article that talks about the differences. A worm drive is a true professional circular saw, lots of power. Skil, which is owned by Bosch, has one of the most well know types of work drives on the market called the Skilsaw. The Skilsaw we tested is one incredible saw. Before we tested the saw, we went to a job site where it was going to get a lot of use cutting 1″ sheets of plywood for concrete pouring. On the 3rd floor they were cutting Maple and Oak pillar sides, so...

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