Dewalt or Mag 77 – That is the question.
Bought the Panasonic Multi-drill and Driver a couple of days ago but just got around to telling the wife about it today. She took it so well that I’m planning to either pick up a Mag 77 or a worm drive Dewalt this weekend… maybe.
I can’t make up my mind. The Dewalt is 2 amps stouter and seems the favorite in most of the comparisons. It is also lighter and cheaper but I just can’t get past all you die hard Mag 77 fans singing its praises.
Any last minute convincing arguments that might sway me? I may be able to limp through the weekend on what’s left of my current Crapsman but I am going to have to commit to a real saw soon.
This saw will not see the years of abuse most professionals put one through but I believe in buying tools that my son will appreciate when I’m gone. One more reason I like the more “Classic” Mag 77.
I am going to be using this saw for everything involved in building a home from framing to finish plywood ripping with a saw guide. ( I have never used a worm drive with a saw guide – any problem with that?) I am right handed but have always preferred the blade on the left where I can keep a little closer eye on it. I am comfortable with a standard saw with the blade on either side but I tend to cut much cleaner lines with a worm drive. That may be irrelevant with a quality saw guide. Any other saws I should consider?
“I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.” – I.M. Pei –