They don't make 'em like they used to
This is the second Makita circular saw I have owned, and the first one to stop working all by itself. The first one I inherited, gave decades of faithful service, and it's operational life was only cut short when I cut through the power cord - with a drill.
I decided against repairing it, assuming that whatever was available new was sure to be lighter, better, more powerful, etc. Unfortunately I was wrong. The saw cuts OK, to begin with, but after a bit of use the rubber brake block begins to vibrate loose and eventually contact the blade, cau...
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