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View Poll Results: Whats Your Favourate Make of Hand Held Circular Saw?

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  • Bosch

    5 4.76%
  • DeWalt

    6 5.71%
  • Hitachi

    24 22.86%
  • Makita

    70 66.67%
  • Milwaukee

    2 1.90%
  • Porter Cable

    2 1.90%
  • Skil

    1 0.95%
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    To all the forum Guru's what would make this thread come up in the New Posts when apart from mine now the last post was by Gumpy on 4/12/04 but on the the front listing of threads it said posted 2 hours ago.

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    First saw was the Makita, loved it. My brother recommended a DeWalt, love it even more!
    "Last year I said I'd fix the squeak in the cupbaord door hinge... Right now I have nearly finished remodelling the whole damn kitchen!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry_White
    To all the forum Guru's what would make this thread come up in the New Posts when apart from mine now the last post was by Gumpy on 4/12/04 but on the the front listing of threads it said posted 2 hours ago.
    Does someone placing their vote in the pole (without adding a comment) cause it to jump back into the "New Posts" section? Just a thought.
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    I get odd things like that happen pretty regularly
    Regards, Bob Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart_lees
    Does someone placing their vote in the pole (without adding a comment) cause it to jump back into the "New Posts" section? Just a thought.
    Stuart

    I think this happens when a guest posts a vote on a poll but can't place a post.

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    Did have Makita 9 1/4" and B&D 8" both good saws
    I Currently have
    An old Ryobi 210mm -good saw, its my general purpose saw. I've had this for many years and its still going well.
    7" GMC used exclusively for cutting sheet materials, its nice & light & accurate.
    9 1/4" Platinum GMC, a good strong saw but like the makita its heavy. Its got a nice strong baseplate unlike the flimsy one on the makita. Reportedly you can't kill this saw. I got it on special as a replacement for the Ryobi when it dies.

    Saws I have had and wouldn't ever buy again.
    Skil - absolute crap.
    Regards, Bob Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart_lees
    Does someone placing their vote in the pole (without adding a comment) cause it to jump back into the "New Posts" section? Just a thought.
    Not any more. A fix was implemented by Neil in April so votes no longer affect the date of a poll, only new posts.
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    Any thoughts of the big GMC? I've got my dad's little Hitachi in my Triton. It's a good little saw but I need something with a bigger blade and while I'm sure the Triton saw is a much better brute (for the purpose), I can't really afford the GMC, let alone the Triton.

    Cheers
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    G'day Dadies,

    I wouldn't touch a GMC with a barge pole, they are prone to working for the first day you buy it then cark it the next, but that is my opinion from what I know of those who have bought GMC stuff. Personally I wouldn't look at anything below a Makita. But it is all on a scale of affordability and the life you want out of your tools.

    But that said I have an AEG which was my Dad's and is it's probably as old as I am and it has never had any repairs it it's life. I wouldn't like to replace it, as I'd be scared of what it would cost.
    I make things, I just take a long time.

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    I've got the 7 1/4 and 9 1/4 (with alloy base) Makitas, these portable power saws are bullet proof.

    Have had B&D Sawcats, Elu's, Millers Falls(this was my favourite), they were all good but the Makitas just keep going and going.

    Best value for money saw on the market.

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    I recently purchased a Maktek - the cheap version of a Makita, seems OK so far, but time and use will be the main test
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    Sorry I had to bring up an old thread. But I'm about to purchase a 7 1/4" circular saw and I'm torn apart between the Makita 5806B and the DeWalt D23620. Both seem to have the exact same features specifications and price.

    I asked the distributor where the DeWalt circular saws are made from, he replied "Mexico". I know that Makita is now made in China.

    Which is better?

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    Rickster,

    I own the makita that your talking about. I have found it to be a good and reliable saw that has handled all that i have thrown at it. Its last job was to demolish a deck for my brother in law. The saw is easy to use and quite capable. I don't know anything regarding the Dewalt as I have never used one.
    Dave,
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    Triton

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    For flexibility in use nothing beats the Festool range. Makita has now released a plunge saw and rails but it has not reached our shores yet and it will fall into the same category. The plunge facility makes the Festool so much easier to use even without the rails.
    CHRIS

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