Jmichael Isbell: Thanks, very helpful. Your thoughts on Hypoid drive?
halfstep67: I have a Milwaukee 6365 circular saw. I like the way the depth is adjusted a lot better that the newer ones. The 6365 has a dovetail track that lets the motor and blade slide up and down always staying square. It cuts as square as a table saw even on thick lumber. The secret in using a circular saw is to always use a good sharp blade. Those dull blades can burn up a saw and make using the saw a chore.
Travis Vanwinkle: I love this guy's attitude
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!
clos 21: does this milwaukee saw have a light?
Darrell Cheng: this guy is awesome
Nalu Rash: nice vid man. thank you
El_Ectric: 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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