West Coast carpenters aren't the only ones who love their wormdrive saws — we in the Midwest love them, too. I've been using a Skil 77 or the Bosch variant for more than 25 years, so when JLC asked me to review the new Makita hypoid framing saw, I was a bit skeptical. Why would anyone use a hypoid drive train rather than the time-tested and nearly bulletproof wormdrive?

I discovered the answer pretty quickly: Comfort!

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