black and decker / skil
whats the difference?
| 46erjoe wrote:
| > I'm so tired of electric circular saws wearing out! I need to buy
| > that will last. The biggest problem I have had over the years is not
| > power, or failed motor, but the inability of the saw to go in a
| > straight line. The blade wants to wander on its own, even if I build
| > jig and use a straight board as a guide. I attribute this to worn
| > bearings, yes? Am I right in assuming that sealed roller bearings
| > be far superior to brass non-rollers? I'd like to buy a saw and
| > have to buy another for a long long time. Any hints, suggestions?
| I'm w/ Tony...what in the world have you bought previously and how
| do you use it and for what?
| Have several, all of which are by now at least 10 years old, the one I
| use most often as it is the handiest for the occasional use is Dad's
| old B&D that is now 50+ and never had anything other than a cord
| replacement. Others include my first which is an unknown manufacturer
| sold by JC Penney (wife worked there so got employee discount plus on
| sale meant could afford it as married undergrad) that got in mid-60s
| and still also works well although somewhat on the "clunky" side. For
| when get serious, old Skil Mag 77 is the choice altho it's now pushing
| 25. Granted, don't use them every day, but get pretty heavy use when
| do use them. Unless in the trades doing framing or similar, can't see
| wearing most any decent quality one out.
| Are you sure it's not a case of dull blade or loss of set in teeth or
| something similar? Can you move the blade on it's shaft indicating
| P-C, Makita, Skil, Milwaukee, others all make stuff that should last a
| homeowner-type user their lifetime and more...