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Forum topic by Tucker posted 04-30-2009 05:40 PM 16254 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tucker

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04-30-2009 05:40 PM

Just a question from a new guy. I am looking for a new circular saw. I would like one made in the USA. Went to the HD by the house and all that they had where made in china (the Dewalt didn’t say). Even the Milwaulee was stamped “made in china”. Any one know of a saw that is made in the USA?


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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 06:01 PM

I have a Bosch 1677M worm-drive saw, about 4 years old, Made in USA. excellent saw I use for everything, from Framing to finish (Construction) and cutting down plywood sheets.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 04-30-2009 06:26 PM

I have a Milwaukee Tilt-Loc, I think I bought it before they started makeing them elsewhere. Funny thing is, I’ve never used it yet.

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 07:11 PM

I would like to suggest getting a skilsaw hd77. This is the standard for carpentry, and all the replacement parts are readily available at any tool repair shop. I have used these for my entire carpentry carreer as has my father. You won’t find a more durable longer lasting saw anywhere.

The only parts that will ever need to be replaced are triggers, and the foot. I’m talking about replacement due to heavy daily use framing houses, and the occasional fall from the rafters to the ground.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 11:11 PM

I am not sure where these saws are currently being made, but the following review may help you select the best saw for your needs: http://www.woodworkingtipsandtools.com/2009/03/circular-saw-reviews/

-- drbob at http://www.Woodworkingtipsandtools.com

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Tucker

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#5 posted 05-01-2009 12:24 AM

Thanks for the help. I thinck that I am going to buy the Milwaukee 6394-21 I found one for $100.

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#6 posted 05-01-2009 09:47 AM

Oddly enough, Makita makes a bunch of their saws here in America! I just picked up a miter saw from them and was surprised to discover that fact.

Good luck!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#7 posted 05-04-2009 01:18 AM

Hey Tucker
I have about 5 circular saws two are Dewalt 18 volts there handy for cross cuts and have a far amount of power for a battery saw. I have a 4” porter cable trim saw great for tight spaces and paneling,I have a Bosch 7 1/2”worm drive it’s a powerful saw that can rip easily even with thick material, I also have a porter cable 6” that is my favorite because it’s light and powerful for it’s size . So it will depend on what your use will be. As far as American saws are concerned the only one I can think of is a monster 10” circular saw that can cut straight threw a 4×4 called BIg Foot at around $400.
Jim

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