:> I'm so tired of electric circular saws wearing out! I need to buy one
:> that will last. The biggest problem I have had over the years is not
:> power, or failed motor, but the inability of the saw to go in a
:> straight line. The blade wants to wander on its own, even if I build a
:> jig and use a straight board as a guide. I attribute this to worn
:> bearings, yes? Am I right in assuming that sealed roller bearings will
:> be far superior to brass non-rollers? I'd like to buy a saw and never
:> have to buy another for a long long time. Any hints, suggestions?
:What saws did you have? Look at the commercial grade. Some has even
:laser beam to help cut straight. Cheap ones doesn't even have bearings.
:Some are gear driven. I am a lefty but cutting straight is not a big
:deal. All my tools are DeWalt or Porter & Cable.
:Good enough for home use.
When I researched I wound up buying a Porter Cable Saw Boss. It's small,
light and well built and people said it's up to 90% of the stuff you do
with a circle saw and is easier to use than the 7 1/4 inch saws. It's
the only one I've ever had. Maybe I just don't know any better, but I'm
happy so far. I think you are using your circle saws a whole lot more
than I do, though.