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#1 posted 10-30-2015 06:21 PM

Makita 16” circular saw. Just came in.

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 06:30 PM

16”? you timber framing?

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 06:39 PM

want to get into cutting some 4+ inch slabs.
I am new at this. Maybe more money than brains.

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 07:39 PM

You cuttin’ bevels on those slabs? ;-)

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 10:23 PM

It looks huge next that full scale Adirondack chair,lol.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 10-30-2015 10:24 PM

I’m going to be renting one of those for 1/2 hour here, hopefully soon. I’ll be trimming my workbench slabs with it, and it’s worth the cost to me to get a good, single pass cut. Not worth the cost to buy one though.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#7 posted 10-31-2015 02:01 AM

I want one. Don’t need one. But I want one.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#8 posted 10-31-2015 04:36 AM

Wouldn’t that be kool with a 48 volt battery instead of a cord ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 10-31-2015 12:33 PM

Somehow, to me, that looks more dangerous to use than my Stihl 20” chain saw…What does a bound blade scenario look like with THAT?

16”??? Are you kidding me? I don’t know if I could even lift that…...I want one.

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#10 posted 10-31-2015 12:57 PM

You neded that on a bumper sticker!

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#11 posted 10-31-2015 05:05 PM

You cuttin’ bevels on those slabs? ;-)

First cut will be a 15 degree cut on the seat of an 8’ bench. About 2’’ thick.

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#12 posted 10-31-2015 05:08 PM

Is that thing 220V or does it have a gas engine on it?

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#13 posted 10-31-2015 05:11 PM

I have one of those and use it frequently. One advice I can give you is to tie the blade shield so it is open and out of the way. Sounds dangerous and it is but the shield will cause your cuts to go crooked.

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#14 posted 10-31-2015 05:18 PM

That chair is an exact 50% of a full size Adirnondack. Started making those to use up my scrap. Should have set the chair where it would look more like a full size.

It weighs around 30 lbs corded. Would take a real man to handle a cordless version. I held it with one hand and hit the trigger. Serious torque put a twist to my wrist. Certainly deserves the respect one would give a chain saw.

6 1/4’’ cutting depth

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#15 posted 10-31-2015 05:24 PM

110V 15A
I’ll use my best 12 ga cords.

Thx for the tip on blade guard. Sure does sound dangerous but I will probably take your advice. I’ll certainly have both hands on the saw. Not a one hand job.

Do they have circular saw races?

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