|Review by jerome||posted 01-08-2010 10:31 PM||3898 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
- Milwaukee 6390-21 Tilt-Lok™ 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with Case
- Brand: Milwaukee | Category: Circular Saws
I was looking for a new saw to replace my old Skil model and found this nice Milwaukee for $99.00. I have had it about a week and am pretty impressed. I was actually toying with the Ridgid brand, but opted on this one instead.
This is a saw with no laser, or electric brake, but I personally didn’t miss them. Nice and powerful motor at 15amps so I haven’t experienced any binding under extreme use yet. Does have a interesting adjustable handle that you can position high or low depending on how you hold it. The handle has a great lock so it doesn’t move after you lock it into position.
The saw overall appears to not be cheaply made. It is very robust looking and actually feels like you are holding a real tool, not like holding a soda can with a wee electric motor attached.
Has a nice machined base, with large levers for cut depth and bevel cuts. The blade change is no problem. Allen key mounted on saw and has a blade lock as well. 9ft. cord is great.
The only con is the case. I like to keep my power tools in a case. After the first use it wouldn’t fit back into it so I took my new Sonicrafter and made it fit. Other than that, I am very happy with my purchase.
-- I really need to change my "cut twice, measure once" thought process!