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ReverseHandedJO 10,459 1,770 December 2, 2015 at 05:33 PM More Sears Deals
so, one powertool that i dont have is a circular saw. well, i was given a very old b&d that has a bad patch job for the plug and no i ordered a 3 prog replacement plug head. anyways, ive been eyeing the craftsman 12 amp 5500 rpm circular saw [sears.com] for $50 before any discounts. does anyone have experience with this one. i wont be using much so i dont need a $200 dewalt.

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so, one powertool that i dont have is a circular saw. well, i was given a very old b&d that has a bad patch job for the plug and no i ordered a 3 prog replacement plug head. anyways, ive been eyeing the craftsman 12 amp 5500 rpm circular saw [sears.com] for $50 before any discounts. does anyone have experience with this one. i wont be using much so i dont need a $200 dewalt.
I have an older model of this saw. I have used it off and on for years. Finally a couple years ago it started acting up. Turned the brushes need to be replaced. It works like new now.

Personally I don't think you can go wrong with Craftsman.
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I have an older model of this saw. I have used it off and on for years. Finally a couple years ago it started acting up. Turned the brushes need to be replaced. It works like new now.

Personally I don't think you can go wrong with Craftsman.
they have the craftsman evolv 12 amp for $20 [searsoutlet.com] (reg. 40) but the reviews are mostly neg. dont be fooled by the 4.5/5 star rating, but no reviews. amazon listing $55 3/5 stars and 4 reviews [amazon.com]
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how much will you use it?

I am a big fan of HF for stuff like this.... can't beat the prices, they are VERY lenient on coupon usage, and they take stuff back no questions asked. I don't buy everything from HF, but the value can't be beat.

They have a 10A model that you can get for $32 AC (plus tax). Their 12 A model is actually a bit more expensive than the Sears one ($56). I actually have one of the 10A models, no complaints. I use circ saws infrequently enough that my battery-powered one is used the most just because it's easier.
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how much will you use it?

I am a big fan of HF for stuff like this.... can't beat the prices, they are VERY lenient on coupon usage, and they take stuff back no questions asked. I don't buy everything from HF, but the value can't be beat.

They have a 10A model that you can get for $32 AC (plus tax). Their 12 A model is actually a bit more expensive than the Sears one ($56). I actually have one of the 10A models, no complaints. I use circ saws infrequently enough that my battery-powered one is used the most just because it's easier.
might use it 2-3 times a year if that much.
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cheap one will do you fine
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Funny, but Kmart.com shows it for $10 less than Sears.com. I wonder if you can use your discounts there or price match.

The saw should be fine, and being able to tilt the blade over 45 degrees can help with some framing. But if you want a saw that will last forever, look for something with sealed ball or roller bearings at both ends of the motor shaft. The saw uses only sleeve bearings if the blade bolt moves in or out when you push and pull on it. Sometimes a sleeve bearing is used only at the opposite end, and you may be able to see bronze there, or the end of the shaft will be completely covered. Typically with a ball or roller bearing you'll see only silver.
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Funny, but Kmart.com shows it for $10 less than Sears.com. I wonder if you can use your discounts there or price match.

The saw should be fine, and being able to tilt the blade over 45 degrees can help with some framing. But if you want a saw that will last forever, look for something with sealed ball or roller bearings at both ends of the motor shaft. The saw uses only sleeve bearings if the blade bolt moves in or out when you push and pull on it. Sometimes a sleeve bearing is used only at the opposite end, and you may be able to see bronze there, or the end of the shaft will be completely covered. Typically with a ball or roller bearing you'll see only silver.

It's all cost/benefit, right? I mean, to get a GOOD saw (meaning you can reasonably expect it to last your lifetime with care), you're going to spend multiples of what the HF or even basic Sears models cost - I'd say 7-10 times as much. Now, the Sears and HF saws would probably last a lifetime since they'd be used so infrequently anyway, so there's no real point in spending hundreds of $$ on a top of the line saw that's more suited for a contractor that's going to be using it every day.
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i think right now once i get the new 3 prong plug head on the old circular saw which was given to me with what looks like a toaster oven cord patched on it, itll be okay until i find a to-good-of-deal to pass up.
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Funny, but Kmart.com shows it for $10 less than Sears.com. I wonder if you can use your discounts there or price match.

The saw should be fine, and being able to tilt the blade over 45 degrees can help with some framing. But if you want a saw that will last forever, look for something with sealed ball or roller bearings at both ends of the motor shaft. The saw uses only sleeve bearings if the blade bolt moves in or out when you push and pull on it. Sometimes a sleeve bearing is used only at the opposite end, and you may be able to see bronze there, or the end of the shaft will be completely covered. Typically with a ball or roller bearing you'll see only silver.
I imagine a worm gear would be desirable if one's looking for all that.
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I imagine a worm gear would be desirable if one's looking for all that.
he has girly hands
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replacement plugs arrived today.
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I imagine a worm gear would be desirable if one's looking for all that.
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he has girly hands
Or is left handed. Notice that with all sidewinder drive circular saws held with the right hand will cause the blade to face away from the user, while with worm drive saws that's true for left handed operation:

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Anything in the 50-70 bucks range should be fine and last you a long time.

I wouldnt get bottom of the barrel stuff like HF however. Skils can be had cheap at walmart or Lowes and are fairly good.
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