Sidewinder left hand Circular saw selection with brake


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Old 06-16-13, 08:17 AM
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Sidewinder left hand Circular saw selection with brake

I am having a problem making a selection of all the great saws out there that I want. Please recommend a corded sidewinder circular saw that is left handed with a brake. THANKS
 
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Old 06-16-13, 08:31 AM
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Similar discussion with some model suggestions:
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-needed.html#b

Porter Cable 424 Magis a left hander. If you want to go worm drive or hypoid for the left hand blade the Makita hypoid is nice.
 
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Not really mandatory but certainly preferred. THANKS
 
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Old 06-16-13, 08:52 AM
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The Porter Cable 424 Mag is discontinued I think...all I can find are used models. I think the Milwaukee 6391 might be one of the few lefties I'd consider. Not sure if it has a brake.
 
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Old 06-16-13, 11:14 AM
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I use the Mag that Vic mentioned, every day, all day long. This one is on it's 3rd year of constant use, so I can recommend it highly. Who wants to look over a saw to see a cut line?
 
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Old 06-16-13, 11:33 AM
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I didn't mention it first...just that I don't think they make them anymore.
 
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Old 06-16-13, 12:25 PM
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You're right, they don't. No one who has a winning combination seems to allow it to last very long. Back to the hum drum. BUT, light at the end of the tunnel, as you say, Ebay has a few. May even go look for an eventual replacement!!

Edit: I might add at 125% of original retail, gee!!
 
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Old 06-16-13, 12:35 PM
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Huh, that's too bad. I hate the mode of tool mfg nowadays where they outsource the production of a model... then rather than keep it in production, they come out with a new model that's made in some different country, just slightly different enough that the parts aren't interchangable or aren't available after a few years.
 
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Old 06-16-13, 01:02 PM
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One complaint about the newer model Mags was that they used some sort of plastic piece to attach the base to the body. Apparently a weak spot.

I still wonder why I can't find a RH thumb operated guard lift like I have on my old SkilSaw Classic. What a great idea! Maybe I'll get motivated someday and change the bearings/bushings that make it so loud to use now. Gosh...it only lasted 20 yrs and 2 wives.....what is the world coming to...


Back to the original question....the Bosch or Milwaukee would be my first choice. I sorta like the adjustable handle on the Milwaukee...but I've never used one except in a store.
 
 

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