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#1 posted 07-09-2015 07:00 PM

The 6-1/2 will have more blade options and generally leave a cleaner cut, due to higher rim speeds. It will also allow you to cut through a 2x or two sheets of stacked 3/4 ply at 45 degree bevel—that may or may not matter to you. The 5-3/8 will probably have a little longer run time, due to spinning a smaller blade, but less cut depth.

If it were me, I’d opt for the 6-1/2. I have a DeWalt 18v that size and it gets used far more than my corded saw. You can’t run it all day long, but for just a few quick cuts of 2x’s or breaking down a sheet of plywood, it works really well.

Yes, Smitty, my “cordless” Disstons get used frequently, but not for plywood or treated lumber ;-)

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