by David Frane
Not long ago, I was on a crew completing
a house frame when the backhoe
operator cut the power line. With
no juice to run saws, everyone spent
the next few hours pushing brooms
and moving piles of stock. Everyone,
that is, except the guy I was working
with: He pulled out a cordless circular
saw and kept on going.
Cordless drills are so common that a
tradesperson who doesn't have one
gets funny looks from his coworkers.
But cordless circular saws are another
story. They've been available for more
than 10 years, but I haven't
seen many on job sites.
Last spring, DeWalt unveiled
a line of 18-volt cordless tools,
including a circular saw —