Thanks, I'll check it out.
I'm not impressed with the Makita. I've only had it a few months, and
I only use it for rough cutting ply to make it easier to handle on the
table saw. On a tough day, I've only asked it to cut 30 linear feet
or so. Yesterday, I was 16 feet into 20 feet of cutting and it bought
It seems to have shorted winding, as pulling the trigger results in
extreme heat in the motor area.
On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 22:17:08 GMT, "patrick conroy"
I actually did find a replacement Makita, remanufactured, at Tool King
for $29.95. It's on the way! I'll probably see what Makita wants to
fix my original saw. It SHOULD be under warranty, but I can't find
the receipt, so I'll probably have to pay. I've never had a Makita
tool die on me under warranty, so I didn't get too concerned over the
I guess I just need to let it rest, and not try to make all of my
rough cuts sequentially. <G>
The little Makita is so handy, I use it for rough cutting ply, quickie
length cuts of rough boards, wainscoting, vinyl siding, you name it.
With no cord, it's so easy just to whip it out and cut.
I use a Makita 6 1/2" but haven't seen one in any local
store for ages. I got mine at HD about 4-5 years ago. Still
works great. In fact I recently got a sweet, high-tooth
count blade for it from CMT. Only negative thing I've got to
say about it is it's hell on batteries.
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