grego805: You are a freaking breath of fresh air sir full of piss and vinegar ! The kind of confident God fearing American that was once common place! Cool Video!
Carlos Vasquez: does this milwaukee saw have a light?
Darrell Cheng: this guy is awesome
Nalu Rash: nice vid man. thank you
Duncan Yang: Actually, ALL portable circular saws use gear reductions (one exception I have seen is on some Core Cut masonry saws which are truly direct drive), including the sidewinder.
shadetree maniac: Martin Short if he had been born in America.
Skinny Moose: I frame houses and have both types of saws. I mostly use the sidewinder but I like the worm drive on the roof because it`s easy to cut rafter tails standing on the wall with the blade on the left and it has a hook. It`s also handy for certain cuts on rake walls etc because the fence tilts the opposite way of the sidewinder. Power seems to be real close between the two with durability in my experience going to the sidewinder. The Mag 77`s seem especially prone to wearing out the worm gears with hard use. Then again just about any saw will be beat to death after a couple years of framing anyway.
Sword Fish: excellent description of both the Sidewinder and Worm Drive circular saws. Is the primary reason the Sidewinder saws are right blade is so the user won't rest the weight of the saw on the cut piece which may increase kickback?
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