porter cable circular saw with cast metal shoe
Photo: Darrin Haddad
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Features: Shoe Styles

"No matter what you do, you will drop your saw," warns Tom Silva. Cast-metal shoes with raised reinforcing ribs on the top surface, as seen here on a Porter-Cable 347, won't bend like flat aluminum shoes if the saw hits the ground. On the other hand, a cast metal shoe adds weight to a saw.

Similar to shown: Hitachi C8; about $185; acetoolonline.com
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