An awesome saw

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Review by funchuck posted 01-21-2010 11:18 AM 2831 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t like to give 5 stars, but I think this really deserves it. I bought this saw a little over 3 years ago. This is the first “good” tool I bought. It is responsible for starting my spiral into buying higher end tools.

Before this tool, I bought mostly B&D and $100 stationary/bench tools. This cordless saw is so handy. I use it all the time. It cuts very straight and the case includes a place to store your extra blades. I’ve used it to cut sheet goods as well as 2×4s, 4×4s, 4×6s and 4×8s. For lumber thicker than 4×4, I did have to run the saw on one side, then the other to cut it all the way through.

So far, I’ve only used the stock blade and it is just starting to dull now. I have ordered a freud blade as replacement.

I LOVE this saw!

-- Charles from California

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 01:36 PM

welcome Charles
i’ve been looking at cordless saws and now i’ve found one

-- Ron, Missouri

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 03:36 PM

I have this saw also and I like it very much. In my work I am more inclined to use my table saw, band saw or miter saw but every once in a while my only option is a hand held circular saw. This one is surprisingly powerful and quite easy to handle. My only complaint is that the trigger release seems a little awkward to me.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 01-22-2010 05:26 PM

I agree. This is my go to cordless saw.

-- PAI

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#5 posted 01-22-2010 07:32 PM

I also own this saw and totally agree with its 5 star ratings, it is well built, cuts very well anything you throw at it (within reason) I have used it extensively, during hurricane season a few years back helped a buddy of mine to prepare for a hurricane that was barreling down on us to board up all the windows and sliding doors.
fantastic performance and good battery life.
I would recommend it to any one looking for a cordless saw.

The HD has a very good deal on dewalt combo tools, the price on this one is umbeatable

$299 is a steal in my humble opinion

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 12:31 AM

Those are great prices. I don’t remember exactly how much mine was, but I think it was around $220 for just the saw. At the time, there was a mail in rebate for an extra battery, so I got 2 batteries. I think it was totally worth the price even for what I paid.

-- Charles from California

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 02:37 AM

I have the DW936 5 3/8 18volt trim saw. I’ve absolutely abused it, and used it for much heavier applications than it was designed for and it just works great. It’s really light and handy to use in hard to get to places and if you’re standing on top of a step ladder cutting something over your head it’s very manageable because of it’s size and weight. I find the trigger lock a little unhandy on this one as well.

-- Roy L, Arizona

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 04:37 PM

If you happen to have a portable table saw, read this guy’s reasons for using these blades when you do not need to cut something real thick:


-- jstegall

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#9 posted 01-23-2010 04:39 PM

BTW, thanks for the review.

-- jstegall

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 05:26 PM

Everything is so nice, except need to recharge the battery pack quite frequent. I think it consumes more power compared to dril driver combi.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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