Worm Drive Saw Users on West Coast USA?

A machinery manufacturer has asked me to check whether any West Coast USA woodworkers who use worm drive saws would be willing to participate in a 30 second open opinion question survey to help improve the quality and functionality of the next generation of worm drive saws. If anyone here fits the bill and doesn't mind donating 30 seconds of their time, send me an email at snipped-for-privacy@onlinetoolreviews.com
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wrote:

Gimme a break. If they only want the opinions of west coast woodworkers its a marketing ploy aimed at west coast woodworkers. How much are they paying you to collect e-mail addresses?
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Zeke asks:

Probably the reason is simple: Gear drive circular saws are about 75 times more popular on the Left Coast than anywhere else. No idea why, but that's been a truism for many years. I remember my first wife's cousin showing up in Dutchess County NY, back some 30+ years ago, with the second such saw I'd ever seen.
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On 31 May 2004 17:49:22 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnotforme (Charlie Self) wrote:

Well, if their interest was really to "help improve the quality and functionality of the next generation of worm drive saws" they should be interested in you first wife's cousin's input. Even if he was the only guy in NY who owned one. I don't know how it is elsewhere, but these saws are very popular in the construction industry here in S. Fl. To target a survey like this to any particular area makes it seem more likely the work of a dealer looking for customers. Just my opinion of course.
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Zeke writes:

And you may be correct. But they may also be trying to work efficiently. No idea how they're distributing the survey, but it's probably simpler to confine it to a geographical area in which they know a lot of people are using the saw.
If they want Pete, they'd have to get back to him in CA. He stayed in NY just long enough to do the job he was hired to do, and headed back to Marin County.
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Zeke wrote:

He wasn't. It was just over thirty years ago that I bought mine to restore my first home (On Vassar Road in Poughkeepsie - also in Dutchess County). The saw is still in use and going strong. Interestingly, it seems to do a little better job every year (and has been performing much better in IA than it ever did in NY 8^)
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Morris Dovey responds:

At that point in my life, I'd seen damned little carpentry work outside of downstate NY and the Rhinebeck/Clinton Township area, so I'd seen one other such saw, though it probably wasn't yours, as I first saw one sometime in the mid-'60s down in Westchester. IIRC, a guy in Amawalk, not far from where my mother lived then, had it.
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For what it's worth, I certainly would not have posted the request if it was solely for customer hunting purposes. The request was made on behalf of a manufacturer who is generally interested in provided unique, usable features in their upcoming production of worm drive saw models.
I can understand your concern of course. I probably would have initially thought the same if I was on the other end :)
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So, Dean....
Who is the manufacturer?
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