JUNE JLC 1999
Istill have the first circular saw I
ever bought: a Skil model 553.
After almost 30 years, it's beat up
and the bearings howl, but I still
use it once or twice a year with an abrasive
blade to cut roof flashing reglets in
masonry. Given the probable life span
of a good saw and the amount of use it
will get, it's worth thinking carefully
about what you want in a saw before
buying a new one.
What Makes a Good Saw?
While worm-drive saws are popular in
the West (see "In-Line Circular Saws,"
4/99), sidewinders are the circular saw
of choice among most carpenters.
Ultimately, what makes for a good