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Forum topic by David Grimes posted 1235 days ago 1761 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David Grimes

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1235 days ago

I like worm gears just because they are “right handed” if you know what i mean. But I hate their weight and expense. I came across this last fall at Lws for less than $90 and wish I had snagged it:

http://www.amazon.com/Skil-HD5510-6-5-2-Inch-Circular/dp/B0000223FJ/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I29MG87U8WJVUT&colid=3OU77AP5T4A8U

Any current or former owners of this model out there with an opinion?

I already use two Carftsman C3 5 1/2” “baby worm gears” just to keep the 7 1/4” in the case. I have plenty of batteries, but there is something to be said for corded tools.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia


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Jim K

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#1 posted 1235 days ago

I think i have the same saw? I like mine.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 1235 days ago

I’ve had one for about a year now. I have to say that I “like” it, it works, but I’m not overly pleased with it either….in a nutshell I’m disappointed that it’s not what it could be. I like that it’s small, and I like the view of the blade on the left, but I find that motor power is pretty weak, blade selection is limited, and aside from having real ball bearings there’s very little about the saw that warrants the ~ $100 price tag IMHO.

My review.

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knotscott

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#3 posted 1231 days ago

never mind

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knotscott

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#4 posted 1231 days ago

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#5 posted 1231 days ago

Still lurking about…

I read your review and have taken it to heart. I’ll pass on the saw. Thanks.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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