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post #1 of 6 Old 05-17-2010, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Dewalt 535 worm drive

Has anyone tried the Dewalt DWS535 Worm drive circular saw? I see that the DW378 is rated very high on internet reviews and am wondering if the new saw is as good or better and in what regard.

As you have already guessed, I'm in the market to replace my old Makita circular that won't follow a straight edge.
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When it comes to worm drives I swear by my Skil Mag77
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When it comes to worm drives I swear by my Skil Mag77

The Skil Mag was the first saw I looked at. I looked in two stores and the base plate was bent on both display saws. That kind of turned me off on the Skil and I started looking for a saw with a sturdier base plate.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-21-2010, 11:05 AM
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THis one:

http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/milwauke...-circular-saws

I have a Craftsman Industrial sidewinder and a Black and Decker Professional. 7 1/4" both are HD and will handle anything I have thrown at them. I don't know if they are still available but the Milwaukee is always highly recommended and the Makita

http://www.thefind.com/hardware/info-hypoid-saw

http://www.lowes.com/SearchCatalogDi...ve+saw&x=0&y=0

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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The Skil Mag was the first saw I looked at. I looked in two stores and the base plate was bent on both display saws. That kind of turned me off on the Skil and I started looking for a saw with a sturdier base plate.
I have an original 13 amp Mag not the new 15 amp version and the base plate is heavier on it than on the new ones I've noticed. I haven't seen any bent base plates on the new ones I looked at, seems very odd that 2 stores both display units had bad plates on them.
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Well, I sprung for the Bosch version of the Skil 77. The Bosch 1677MD. It has a more sturdy base. Just for good measure, I threw in the Bosch 1590EVSK Jig Saw. If I'm to get in trouble with the wife, I'd just as soon do it all at once.
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