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DeWalt DW364 Circular Saw Review
One of the Best
by Lorenz Prem on 02-16-2014 2:43 pm

In every market segment there are tools thatcosts several times as much as the entry level version. I oftenwonder what the reason for such a steep price premium could be. Inthe world of circular saws one of these tools is the DeWalt DW364.Called "the finest circular saw you can buy" by many professionalsI have come across, it was inevitable that it would find its wayinto the Hingmy shop. Let's take a look, if the DW364 is reallythat much better than the competition.

The DeWalt DW364 Circular Saw

The DW364 is a

Bosch CCS180 Cordless Circular Saw Review
A professinal saw with a flaw
by Lorenz Prem on 01-18-2014 9:13 pm

Cordless circular saws are by definition limitedtools. If they worked flawlessly the market for AC powered sawwould dry up instantly. Going into a cordless circular saw reviewthe challenge is always to articulate what the saw can be used for,rather than finding out how it fails. This week I got to play withthe Bosch CCS180, a very promising candidate packaged in an L-Boxx.Let's take a look what this saw can do, and how it can help you getyour work done.

The Bosch CCS180 CordlessCircular Saw

Short of the lower b

Bostitch BTE300K Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 12-14-2013 2:46 pm

December 2013 marks the introduction of a newpower tool line from Bostitch. Not satisfied with their success inthe air tool market the company is branching out into the powertool segment.

Drawn to new stuff like moths to a flame we have a number ofBostitch tools on order. The first one to make it into our shop isthe BTE300K circular saw. Let's take a look how Bostitch's firstflurry into the power tool market turned out.

The Bostitch BTE300K Circular Saw

The Bostitch BTE300K is a professional grade

Black&Decker BDCMTTS Cordless Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 10-26-2013 9:56 pm

The circular saw power unit was one of theadd-ons we had to get for our B&D Matrix system. A smallcircular saw is a great addition to any carpenter's or homeowner'stoolbox. The saw offers the ability to make straight and true cutsin tight places. Besides, cordless circular saws are scary-awesometools. Let's take a look at how well the BDCMTTS circular sawperforms in the Hingmy shop.

The B&D BDCMTTS Circular Saw Unit

The BDCMTTS is a small circular saw power unit in B&D'sMatrix line. The saw unit can be ins

Makita SH01 Cordless Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 09-06-2013 8:22 am

A small circular saw is one of the most usefultools nobody owns. It can make straight cuts in tight places;something we all use our jig saws for. When I had a change to getthe Makita SH01 cordless circular saw into the shop as part of akit, I had to jump on the chance. Let's take a look at what theSH01 can do, and if its cut is as true as that of a full-sizesaw.

The Makita SH01 Circular Saw

The SH01 circular saw is Makita's smallest cordless circularsaw. Powered by a 12V battery the saw was engineered for maximumagil

Porter Cable PC13CSL Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 04-10-2013 6:53 pm

The Porter Cable PC13CSL came to us heavilyrecommended by many hobbyists. It is supposed to be a greatcircular saw at an even better price. Off course talk like that gotus interested. Let's take a look if the PC13CSL is indeed as greatof a buy as people say.

The Porter Cable PC13CSL Circular Saw

The PC13CSL is an entry level circular saw from Porter Cable. Ithas none of the value-add features of the full-priced saws, but itis very much capable of making accurate cuts. The motor isgenerously sized at 13 amps. At this p

DeWalt DWS535 Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 02-12-2013 7:27 pm

Like every reviewer I want to review the best ofthe best to establish. I'll claim that I do this to set areference, but it's just as much about being able to play withthose tools. In the circular saw market one of the candidates forthe top stop is the DeWalt DWS535 circular saw. This intimidatingbeast sports a lot of metal. That's just the way we like it. Let'ssee if the saw is indeed elite.

The DWS535 Circular Saw

The DWS535 is a heavy duty circular saw for all day work on thejob site. DeWalt has engineered the saw t

Ryobi CSB133L Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 10-05-2012 12:02 pm

One of the most popular entry level saws on themarket today is the Ryobi CSB132L. This saw is available almostanywhere. You can pick one up at the big box stores for very littlemoney. So little money in fact, that the CSB132L looks like a dealtoo good to be true.

We know the Ryobi CSB132L is a cheap saw, but can it produce acut?. Let's take a look.

Build quality

The body of the CSB132L is made from hard plastic. The plasticis hard wearing, thick, and tough. Holding the tools in your handsleaves a

DeWalt DW368 Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 09-20-2012 12:50 pm

Every DIYer and professional alike needs a goodcircular saw. The DW368 takes the spot of the small-size performerin DeWalt lineup of circular saws. It is an entry level saw with afew advanced features that are designed to make the saw perform.Let's take a look at what DeWalt created for us.

Base plate

The base plate is made from magnesium. Magnesium is lighter thanmetal, and more durable. DeWalt claims that the plate does not warpor dent. The designers added webbing all through the plate, whichseems to support that cl

Recent Reviews
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"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
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"A good option for those looking for their first saw, or those looking to upgrade from a "portable" job site saw. Buy a decent blade and you'll be happy."