Lowes has a 2 pack set of Freud blades for $20.00, one being a 40 tooth thin
kerf finishing blade. Are these Freud's a good blade? Also still can't make
up my mind on a new circular saw. Got the choices down to the PC for $119.
or the Hitachi for $85.00. Really looked at the left blade PC the last time
in and Don't like where the dust port is, seems to make it awkward , for me,
to hold. Right in the way of my left hand holding onto the front knob. Is
the PC worth the extra $35.00 over the Hitachi? Thanks.
If you're referring to the red or gold colored Freud Diablo blades, I really
like them. They cut very well and are cheap enough that I discard them
instead of having them resharpened.
As for the saws you listed, neither has an electric brake. So I wouldn't
buy either. But that's just me. Both companies make slightly more
expensive models with electric brakes, but Lowes doesn't sell them.
I've been using the PC 743-K left blade saw for years. Use it when ever I
don't need the wormdrive. Great sidewinder IMO. Freud red blades are good
cheap disposable blades, use them often. Also use Makita blades regularly.
Have not used the Hitachi.
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