Porter- Cable 423 Mag Circular Saw

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Review by John Gray posted 02-28-2008 09:47 PM 12846 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My old saw went to the I bind all the time not cutting well file so I went looking for a new one. I read good reviews on the saw and I was looking for light weight saw with a right hand blade drive this one fit the bill so I purchased one from Lowe’s on their handy credit card. I do not use the saw every day but have used it to cut 3/4” plywood, 1” knotty cedar, and rough sawn 1” red oak and it cuts like a dream. I would recommend it to anyone. I’ve listed the spec’s below. Take a look at one when it comes time for a new saw or to replace an old one.

Keyless blade change offers a tool free way to change circular saw blades
Magnesium construction provides durable lightweight saw – 9.6 LBS
0 to 50 degree miter capacity with a positive stop at 45 degrees
Integrated dust exhaust port with a 205 degree rotation
Soft grip handle for comfort
On board cord clip keeps cord away from blade side of the tool
Includes 18T carbide tipped RAZORâ„¢ blade, case and operating manual
Extended Protection Plans are available for an additional charge Amps: 15 Amps
No Load Speed (RPM): 5,800 RPM
Blade Diameter (Inches): 7-1/4”
Bevel Capacity (Degrees): 0 – 50 Degree Bevel
Arbor Size: 5/8”

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 10:30 PM

if i need a new circular saw i think i know which one i want
its good that it comes with a good blade too. i use that razor blade as my everyday blade and i love it.
also on the upside it only costs 8 dollars.

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#2 posted 06-03-2008 06:11 AM

I have the older version of this saw. It’s the 347 I think…
version with blade on the left…

It’s a great saw for freehand use. It’s lightweight and
strong. I had it on a panel saw for awhile and it
was reliable there and made nice cuts.

It’s no Skil 77 in terms of power but it’s about half
the weight and sure is easy to handle.

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#3 posted 07-06-2008 06:46 AM

I have the 324Mag and its great. I believe it is the same saw just has the blade on the right instead of the left. In my opinion they are one of the best saws you can buy.

-- Steve-o

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 07:35 AM

hi I live Beaverton Oregon I need to buy one saw porter cable 423 Mag I am work construccion I need one store sale this saw

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#5 posted 08-21-2015 04:00 PM

This WAS a great saw. It is too bad PC quit making it.

-- G5Flyr

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