|Review by TDog||posted 04-28-2012 07:20 PM||3195 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
- Milwaukee 6390-21 Tilt-Lok™ 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with Case
- Brand: Milwaukee | Category: Circular Saws
I researched several skill saws before buying this one. I wanted a saw that was reliable and square…period.
This is what I decided on. It has been a good saw. I mostly cut old barn wood for rustic table work. So I don’t know what I’ll be cutting many times, age, condition, dry, wet, etc. I do clean up the nails well and remove first.
This Milwauee Saw really does cut all the way through the cut smoothly with no bogging down at all. I use my speed square during most cuts for squareness and this saw cuts well doing that. I have cut some semi damp wood and had no trouble, however I do not make it a habit. The long cord is a plus for sure as I do use this saw some at the workbench also. I wanted a very durable saw also as I am not a graceful woodworker and drop things and knock things over at times. I do not want to worry is my little saw broken. So I bought one that I can pick back up and get right back to work with.
The cord is interchangeable with other Milwaukee power tools as I will get their saws all in the future. But I hear the cords are a bit pricey.
The plate is durable and square based on my cuts and checking with a steel framing square. The saw costs a bit more than other skill saws but I did not mind as I would rather buy it once and keep on working than break one and end up buying another and be out twice the money.
BOTTOM LINE: If you want a no nonsense saw that won’t slow you down, plus you can work with peace of mind, buy this saw. You won’t be disappointed.
-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23