looking for cheap circular saw that is reliable...worm drive?

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10-05-2010 04:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question circular saw tool tools

Anyone have a circular saw they don’t need and want to sell on the CHEAP?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#1 posted 10-05-2010 04:58 AM

Try Craigslist

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#2 posted 10-05-2010 02:36 PM

Whatever you get make sure it is at least 15 amps. From my days on the framing crew I would recommend a Makita. Only around $100 at Home Depot if you use coupons.

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#3 posted 10-12-2010 12:48 AM

Spunwood AND Webmaster

It really gets my dander up on this trade & swap forum that the website people don’t require a member location. I look here from time to time and see things for sale that might be interesting and then I have to inquire where they live. This is a case- in- point.
I’ll GIVE you a circular saw….....if your within 50 miles of my location…...but I won’t if you’re in Alaska, and I’m in Illinois, ‘cause I won’t spend the effort to ship it.
Even on your home page you didn’t take the time to fill out where you live.
I’ve seen Shopsmiths for sale and I had to go to the sellers home pages for location, only to find out they were 2000 miles away. If your posting something for sale or swap, GIVE US YOUR LOCATION UP FRONT or Webguys, make it a rule to post locations. Mercy.

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 03:34 AM

Hey Jim,

I couldn’t agree with you more. I just updated my profile.


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#5 posted 10-12-2010 03:50 AM

pawn shop

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 05:42 AM

Pawn shops tend to have same prices as new items so why buy used if new costs the same? I’d much rather search CL and dicker or not. And I agree with Makita brand. Worm drives are powerful and tend to be heavy and on the pricey side but on the plus side they last! I had both at one time and used the worm drive only when I had to do heavy duty cuts. Just too heavy to use daily!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 05:51 AM

Hey Brandon,
Thanks for agreeing to my rant.
The good news is that just by chance, I’m on my way down to FL., via I-24, around Nov. 1st.
As I said I’ll give you a circular saw if we are in striking distance. This could work out. It’s a 7-1/4” Skilsaw 2-1/2 H.P. Perfect running condition.
E-Mail me with your phone # and lets see if we can make it happen. Happy to help a fellow Lumberjock.

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 06:02 AM

Yeah, I have been using Skill worm gears all of my life….model 77. Sears also has them under the Craftsman brand. The Makitas and Boschs are both good ones as well. You can sometimes find them on Craigslist pretty inexpensively. The Pawn Shops around here have everything priced almost the same as new stuff so when you try and dicker with them they still get top dollar for used. I hardly go into them any longer.

It looks like you are getting a heck of a deal from a fellow Lumberjock.

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 12:57 PM

I’ve been using Hitachi, around $80 at Lowes. Held up great, cuts through anything, does 55 degree bevel. Been very worth the price.

Just a thought.

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#10 posted 10-12-2010 01:20 PM

+ 1 on the Makita, great saw. Craigs List or Ebay.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#11 posted 10-12-2010 01:33 PM

I used to have a worm drive saw in the garage that I can’t use because it is too HEAVY. I will have to look to see if it is still there.

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#12 posted 10-12-2010 02:02 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions and offers! Rivergirl, I think Jim might hook me up with a saw. Thanks!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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