I went way out of my way today to (hopefully) buy a General
International 55-180. At least I wanted to put my hands on this saw. I
think I've finally made my decision, but it sure would be nice to
actually see it in the "flesh". I got to the distrubtor's store and
was impressed with all the "stuff" he had. A young gentleman
approached me and asked if he could help me.
I told him exactly what I wanted. He sort of moaned and told me that
they didn't expect them until sometime late March. Then I really
However, the fine gentleman said that he had something just about as
good as that saw. Naturally, since I knew they carried JET as well,
thought he was going to point me in that direction. Wrong!
He proceeded to try to sell me a Festool circular saw and guide. Now
fortunatly I recently saw Norm and Tommy use this tool so I had a bit
of knowledge about it. Come on now, it's just a circular saw right????
I had to look into the mirror as soon as I could to see if "idiot" was
tattooed on my forehead!
Bottom line...no new saw for me today.