Today my 30+ year old B&D saw quit.(Bearing is shot at last)
Need a replacement which will last for rest of my life.
Any suggestions/recommendations? To use around the house doing
A lot has to do with your usage. I too,
still have my 40 year old, 6 1/2" Skil
saw. But, I
never use it. I have an 18 volt DeWalt
unit which handles all my needs. I
think I also have
a 7 1/2" saw, I think B&D, which I also
don't use. I have done all my home work
battery unit including some fairly
extensive remodeling. BTW, if you
decide to replace it with a new AC unit,
you will be very happy as the new ones
are 1/2 the weight of the 30-40 year old
units. The B&D unit is about 20 years
old and is also much lighter than its
older Skil brother. The wonders of plastic!
LOL. I don't know. I am turning 67 this month. Still in good shape.
No rattle, no squeak, no rust, lots of torque and horse power yet.
Thinking about fixing this oldie but the weight! Since Canuck dollar
is on par with USD, time to spend some money in a hurry? Kids? One is
a doctor, one is an engineer. But we do have 3 cats and a dog. Actually
I was wintering the dog house today. Adding insulation and laying down
I used to go to Montreal a lot for the Jazz festival (great event and
city) when I lived in the northeast US and it was only a 5 hr drive. One
thing that I noticed, was that regardless of the exchange rate at the
time, most everything worked out the pretty much the same cost as in the
US. This kind of makes sense to me since the US and Canada are at pretty
comparable levels of development and standard of living. So unless you
are a rich currency exchange speculator, does the exchange rate really
After 30 odd years Canuck dollar is as good as green backs, LOL! Reminds
me of '70s. You musician? I am life time low brass guy.
At present I play euphonium with local concert band made up of 50 or so
advance amateur players.Having lots of fun keeping my eye sight and
lungs in shape.
i like several different brands. makita is a good saw. it has a nice
flat shoe and easy to read cutting guide. the bosch saw is nice. it
has a hook which is handy for hanging it on framing if you're up in
the air. the cord connect is also good for passing it up or down from
one level to the next.
I have a Porter Cable that has had a lot of use over the past few
years and is still going strong. On job sites I've used many other
brands but still like my P/C best. When you get to the better quality
models, it all comes down to personal preference.
Are you right-handed? Consider a left-blade saw so you are looking
directly at the cut line instead of leaning over the saw. I have a
Porter Cable 743K which I am very happy with.
For many in depth discussions on circular saws, search
rec.woodworking. The subject is brought up on many occasions.
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