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DW364 Circular Saw

DeWalt - DW364 Circular Saw

Unique to this circular saw from DeWalt is a rear ball hinge, which allows the front, rather than the back, of the aluminum plate to drop

$140.00 (As of 12/1/2004)

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Overview

Editor's Review: Not Your Old Saw

review date: December 1, 2004

This is the heaviest circular saw we tested. It offers both great features and a few drawbacks. It did an excellent job of moving dust out the rear port. Unique to this saw is a rear ball hinge, which allows the front, rather than the back, of the aluminum plate to drop. The plate operated smoothly in our tests and produced one of the stiffest bases in the field. Also unique to this saw is a front handle that doubles as the blade-depth knob. This is a clever feature, but the handle interferes with the blade sightline. Easily read scales allow accurate depth-of-cut adjustment without a tape measure, and quick release levers make these adjustments possible without moving one's right hand off the handle. Curiously, this saw lacks a positive bevel stop at 45 degrees. Its deepest bevel capacity is 1-3/4 in. at 51 degrees.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Ergonomics Average
Sightlines Poor
Depth and Bevel Adjustments Excellent
Base and Blade Guard Excellent

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer DeWalt
Manufacturer's Web Site www.dewalt.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-433-9258
Weight 12.3 lb.
Dimensions 16 in. by 11.9 in. by 9 in.
Blade Size 7-1/4 in.
Max Depth of Cut (90/45 degrees) 2-7/16 in. at 90 degrees; 1-7/8 in. at 45 degrees
Amps 15
Corded/Cordless Corded
Bevel Range Up to 50 degrees
Speed 5,800 rpm
Type Sidewinder