Fitting Ryobi laser circular saw into case?


I have what has to be the ultimate boneheaded question.
I purchased a Ryobi circular saw, the 7 1/4" laser version. I took it out of its case, installed the blade, made my cuts - and now, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to fit it back in its case! I've turned it this way and that, have found some orientations that almost work but would require twisting the cord at an odd angle.
This isn't the worst problem in the world, but it is annoying. Does someone else on this group have one of these saws, and know how to fit it back into its case?
Thanks -
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Not nearly the ultimate...but it's up there. ;)

Here's a picture of one in its case
http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/e8/cd/a1_1.JPG
Did you mess around with the blade depth adjustment? If the blade isn't fully exposed (bottomed out) the saw may not sit all the way down in the case.
R
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Thanks - this helped a lot. I had adjusted the blade depth. It also turned out that I had to turn the saw around 180 degrees from the way it sits in the photo and tilt it so that it would sit on the molded areas. The photo got me on the right track, though.
Next time I take something out of a case, I'm going to take a !#@$ photo of it first and paste the photo to the inside of the case.
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You sure you should be messing around with a dangerous power tool like that?
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Oh, it's not a problem. One generally has the saw unplugged when one puts it in the case.
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No, I don't have the saw but do have an opinion on tool cases. The majority of people that design things have never used them. If they did, they would find out why most people throw them out. Tool cases, to be useful, should be designed such that perfect placement of the tool and cord are not required. If they have to be arranged perfectly to get them back into the case, they won't get put back. Most out there are badly designed. I just bought a Milwaukee circular saw. They almost got it right. The cord has to be placed somewhat carefully and the depth has to be set right but it goes into the case with little problem. My Dewalt biscuit joiner is the same, close but not quite. If you use this thing at all often, you might want to do what most of us do and throw out the case.

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I like the way you think.
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Throw out the case! I have yet to replace my tired old Irwin speedbors because I can't find a decent quick connect set in a case.
I love my cases! They keep the tools clean, safer to transport. The only one I am a little unhappy with is the PC693 dual base case, you have have the plung base almost completely compressed to get it back in the case.
Do you take the blades out of your jigsaw or sawzall when you need to take them somewhere? Where do you keep the extra blades, bits, allen wrenches, etc.?
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I think they give the case design job to the new junior engineer or the department idiot. There certainly isn't much deep thought put into their design, and it's a shame. I would use them a lot more if they were designed well, held all of the options, and didn't require special adjustment of the tool to get it back into the case. Lately I've been making my own and throwing out the stupid and useless case that comes with the tool. At least mine are easier to use and hold everything. It would just be better all around if the cases were designed right to start with. My latest "useless" cases are the DeWalt DW618 3 base router with a case that only holds 2 (?) and has a hole in the inside liner that makes the collets disappear to a place where they are nearly impossible to recover them from. Another is the Kreg K3 Professional kit case. You have to dis-assemble the parts that are commonly used together to get it back into the case and there's no provision to hold the right angle clamp (that came with it). I'm now making my own cases for both tools. The tools are both great, but the cases are junk. I would be much happier if they sold the tools in a cardboard box for less money. I could then spend the money saved to build good cases.
Sorry about the rant, but this has been a sensitive issue for me in the last few years. The older "metal" cases just seemed to have much more thought put into them and I've still got and use them.
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Charley


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