Old Makita circular saw or new Triton?

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Forum topic by Arkaedra posted 01-18-2012 05:58 PM 2360 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2012 05:58 PM


I want to buy a circular saw soon, but I can’t decide between this two saws.

One is a new Triton 235mm 2300 watts:

And the other is an old and used Makita 5900B also is 235mm and 2000 watts:

I want attach it to a table as the main purpose.

On one hand I like the triton because it seems to me better for mounting on a table, the frame looks more solid. On the other hand I can take the used makita for less the half price of the triton, and the reputation of this workhorse is already known.

What do you prefer and why?


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#1 posted 01-19-2012 11:42 AM

As you say, the Triton is designed specifically for mounting to a table (the Triton Workcentre). That means that access to the controls for Blade depth and angle while in use in a table have also been considered in the design. It’s worth comparing those aspects of the saws as well as the power, size and general ease of mounting.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 04:27 PM

Thanks Tootles,

Finally I go for the Triton, I think that this saw will accomplish all my needs.

The saw will arrives me the second week of February so by now I’m designing my router/saw table!

I will post the results and the review of the triton that I not found here.

Thanks again!

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