I seem to be doing a fair few loft floor installations now, and it crossed my mind that instead of humping my mains powered circular saw up into the loft with a trailing cable to cut boards to size maybe I should get me a battery saw for convenience. Nothing fancy, just able to chop 18mm boards so relatively small blade diameter would be fine. Accuracy is not a big deal for loft flooring - plus I've made a jig which runs the circular saw thru a channel to lop the ends off a board.
Screwfix offer a Ferm 18v saw:
Question is, anyone got one of these and feel it's worth the price (£68)?
Comes with 2 18v 1.2Ah batteries and a 1 hour charger. I'm not bothered if I have to swap batteries a couple of times on a job - sometimes I have to cut 50+ boards to size, I just need to know if this is up to doing several boards before the battery life is sucked into oblivion - I need a saw not a fan.
Other suggestions welcome. I don't want to spend a huge amount on this, so it rules out the DeWalts etc.
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