Re: Best Saw To Build Fence
For most handy homeowners, a sidewinder (no gear reduction ) saw will suffice. These units are lighter and cheaper than their worm drive cousins. One caution that I will offer is to watch which side of the saw the blade is on, this may sound funny, however, when in use, it's easier to see what you're doing with the blade on the inside of the saw, meaning if you're right handed, then the blade should be on the left side of the saw (visa-versa for lefties ).
As for a brand name, stick with a good one, such as Skil, Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee. The better quality the saw, the more accurate the cuts will be and the easier it will be to use. Stay away from Ryobi, Rigid, Craftsman, etc., these tools tend to be poorly made, under powered, and other things that make them not fun to use.
If you're looking for a chop saw, similar things apply. Stick with good name brands and buy the size appropriate to the work you want to do.
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