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Old 03-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #16
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he said he is in need of one saw. so in that case you have two options a radial arm saw with a swivel head or a table saw. both will rip, cross cut, miter, and cope

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #17
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the Rockwall 315 or it's variants(Porter Cable )
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #18
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The others are correct. 7.24 Circular Saw. I have a Bosch, and I really like it, due to its rear handle configuration. I had a Rockwell, and a Milwaukee, but I like the Bosch better, even though the Milwaukee was a lot more money.

I do not recommend buying a cheap miter saw. I absolutely LOVE my Makita LS1013. It is a 10 inch slide compound miter saw that will cut through a 4 x 4 in one pass. Smooth as silk due to its radial bearings, and plenty of power due to gear reduction. I bought it on ebay, like I did the two RAS's. I would not buy bigger than 10 inch, as you will get blade wobble without stabilizers, which cut down on depth of cut anyway.

I also own a Hitachi Table saw, An old 9 inch Radial Arm "Supersaw" made by Delta Rockwell in the early 60's and a Dewalt 12 inch 7790 Radial arm saw. Both of these have cast iron arms. I also have a band saw and a porta-band. I guess you could say that at 66, I am over sawed!

I bought the Radial arm saws because I considered it sinful to not do so. The old Rockwell was $125.00 Needed a little work like new motor bearings. The Raymond E. Dewalt (Name stated out of respect for the genius that invented the saw) was $150.00 and it had a Dewalt 120 tooth carbide blade that was worth more than what I paid for the whole saw.

To be honest with you, you only need the first two I mentioned to do 95% of your work, but you will need a good guide for the circular saw, which must be your first saw.

I respect the guy that can cut Crown and Dentil with a circular saw, Hes a real artist, or he has a big caulk gun.
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One saw? Only one saw? I really could not live like that. A tremendous amount can be done with a circular saw. But I would also have to have even a cheap miter saw. I have two miter saws now, one is a Harbor Freight sliding compound.

But then I am a toolaholic, it started when I was young with a Wen 909. Better to spend your money on beer, at least they have meetings for that.

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #20
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You need a circular saw first, miter saw second.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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Ok if I get a circular saw, do I need to buy a saw horse or some kind of table for it?

What should I practice on for a surface while I'm getting used to it?
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Ciruler saws do not use tables.
Only one saw horse is not going to do you any good, you need two of them.
I use this style.
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Or since you have a ciruler saw now you could make your own.
http://www.freeww.com/saw_horse_plans.html
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Since you got a circular saw you can your own sawhorses. I would remend that you take carpentry classes at your local techincal college. They will be helpful if you have one.
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the Rockwall 315 or it's variants(Porter Cable )
Boy, I hope those aren't your daily users!
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the Rockwall 315 or it's variants(Porter Cable )

Yes those cords needs replacing.
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My daily circular saw is an old crastsman. I hate it and that finger losing safety trigger. I like those makitas a lot because they are light. I used a Bosch for a whole summer, had chrome guards and all this extra stuff. I would just go buy a cheap saw before I bought used. I was looking at these 89 dollar royobi miter saws with a little 7 inch blade. It looked pretty light to carry. My big dewalt is too heavy to carry for small jobs. I use a hand miter box, seems to work okay.
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yeah they were mistreated , and time has not been kind to the cords
I used these for parts to keep a couple more going. Had to break down and buy a Hitachai last summer
the best part about the porter cable was the guide line for a straight cut was the same as for a 45*
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I would recommend that you really read up on how to cut with a circular saw. Most of us posting here grew up with our dads showing us the tricks. If you bind your work a circular saw can kick back and really hurt you, and you really sound green, if you don't mind my saying so. I mean "One saw Horse?"

Always keep your cord free, and always keep the saw to the side of you, never in line with your body. Find a circular saw safety book and read it. My dad would not let me cut with a circular saw untill I was about 13 years old, and had mastered the hand saw. He showed me how to keep from binding the blade. You have to be thinking all the time.

Proper use comes second nature to most of us posting here, but even we screw up when we are in a hurry. That's when the tool will bring you back to earth real fast.
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KT82 Its nice to see that somebody besides me shops at the landfill

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