weft2 (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| questions are: is the laser guide saw better value for money, and
| how much better (or worse) is the laser guide than a regular saw
| with a plastic and metal guide line? I believe both these saws are
| made in the US, though definitely the one I bought is, if that
| makes any difference.
It's impossible to provide a meaningful answer withut knowing what
you're planning to do with the saw. If you'll be using it for framing,
find the laser guide convenient - but if you'll be using
it to cut parts for furniture, it probably won't be much help.
The last time I used my circular saw, I spent about five minutes with
a digital depth gauge setting up a clamped aluminum saw guide to
within +/- 0.0005" (the result was worth the trouble) - a level of
accuracy just not obtainable using a "fat" laser line.
If you consider the work you'll be doing with the saw and look at the
width of the laser line, you can probably draw your own conclusion as
to whether or not the additional $20 in cost will provide $20 in
DeSoto, Iowa USA