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#1 posted 02-28-2010 03:58 PM

I also have the DeWalt 18 volt and, in general, I like it. I like the saw blade on the left side (I’m right handed). One little thing that I like is the distance from right side of the plate to the blade is exactly 4” and not some odd fractional distance. It makes it easier to know where to put a guide track. The weight and the balance of this saw seem right.

What I really don’t like is the safety switch. I don’t object to safety switches in general, but the one on this saw is particularly hard to manage.

The only corded circular saw I have ever owned is a Sears Craftsman that I bought at least 20 years ago. I only use it when I need some extra power (which is rarely). It is just too heavy.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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