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I'm looking to buy a new circular saw? Does anyone have any recommendations, not too expensive?

 

Thanks

Gary

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I like the hitachi 15 amp that lowe's sells. it has a good thick shoe for a fence.

it was $ 89.00 when i got it.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00981488000P

How is this as a good combo starter set for someone looking into beginning woodwork. I have little experience but would like to grab a kreg jig, some wood, some plans and start working. The price is good with me but anyone have experience with rockwell tools? Thanks
My two cents - I have a $39 Skil.  You will need to replace the blade that comes with it first thing.  I bought a a 40t atb thin kerf and the saw cuts great.  I use it mostly for cutting sheet goods.  I have a 24t blade for cutting framing lumber.  Probably the biggest problem with circle saws is using an extension cord that is too small causing the rpms to drop and kick back.  A lot missing fingers as a result.
Years ago (50's-60's)  Rockwell was a high end brand, who owns them now is anyones guess. All I know for sure is that I have been somewhat underimpressed with the ones I've handled in the last 15 years or so.

Michael said:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00981488000P

How is this as a good combo starter set for someone looking into beginning woodwork. I have little experience but would like to grab a kreg jig, some wood, some plans and start working. The price is good with me but anyone have experience with rockwell tools? Thanks

 Porter Cable I have used mine almost daily for 5 years and no problems.Comes for left or right folks plenty of power.anynywat thats my favorte around $139.00 Ifeelm well worth money.Just my 2 cents.Good luck

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