|Review by DannyBoy||posted 12-11-2008 09:39 PM||3104 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I know, we all give the big box stores crap for having shoddy this, that, and the other. But let’s face it, we nearly all shop there. Lowes has always been a good place and I continue to love buying from there. I was lucky enough to get offered a bit of a shopping spree from my father for my birthday (a bit belated) and Lowes was just down the street.
For the past 6 months I had been cursing myself for spending $30 on a crappy Black your Decker saw that was mostly plastic. I bought it over two years ago and at the time was spending every dime I had on it. Awe the good old days. So during this time I had been looking at the $150 or so models at every store I went do trying very hard not to drool. So, when my opportunity came, I jumped at getting this little baby.
So far, only minor work done with it. I’ve cut long straight cuts and some complicated curves and the saw does wonderful. I paired it with the Bosche blades (is that sacrilegious?) that are available at Lowes as well and I’ve simply melted through oak plywood.Pros:
- Good dust control with the blower.
- Nominal vibration keeps it easy to control.
- Quick release is very convenient.
- Included case has room for attachment and blade storage.
- Would have liked a dust collection attachment to be included.
- Quick release takes a second to understand how to seat the blade (listen for the click).
Overall, a good deal if you need one. Dewault has always made good tools for me and I’m glad to see this one is no different.
-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/