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rangercap
Circular Saw question

What brand of trim saw was Tom Silva using when he was rebuilding the windows on the Bedford House with Kevin? Was is a Porter Cable?

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Brian

jkirk
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what color was it.. didnt see the episode, but tommy is using a fair amount of festool gear these days... since hes rich and all from the show..

rangercap
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The saw he was using looked black. I've seen the PC trim saws around, but they look gray.

Brian

jkirk
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porter cable use to make their saw both in grey as well as black. if it had hints of green in it and a fully enclosed blade guard it would be the festool plunge saw that runs on a track

dj1
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Just my 2 cents:

The name on the tool will never be as important as the hand on the tool.

jkirk
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true.. but if you want a saw thats gonna help cut straighter spend more than $80.. ive used several very cheap saws and their terrible.. we didnt buy them for building, we would buy $50 saws for nothing more than cutting roofs off when doing 2nd and 3rd story additions on homes. easier on the wallet to burn up a $50 saw than it is to pay $75 to get the motor to a $200 saw rebuilt.

my saw of preference is the 1st generation milwaukee tilt-lok which is 10 x better than the current version they make. also the most recent makita's or a bosch worm drive

A. Spruce
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I have three saws, one Dewalt 18v. for light duty stuff and two Skil 77. It used to just be one Skil, but when I started having to cut a lot of stucco and concrete with a diamond blade, the saw was getting beat up pretty good so I thought having a second for wood only was a good idea. I have never ever had a problem with any of my saws as long as they've got a good blade in them.

dj1
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I have two: makita, worm drive and a compact procter & gamble, I mean porter cable. Both have their blades on the left (when you hold them in cutting position).

Gizmo
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When did Makita start making Worm Drives ?

A. Spruce
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Gizmo wrote:

When did Makita start making Worm Drives ?

They've been around a long time, at least 20 years.

jkirk
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