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  1. I’m not a big fan. It takes some getting used to, ergonomically. When I peel off old siding, I follow a piece horizontally, using it as a guide to rip the board in half. Oscillating tool finishes the cuts at the ends. Then I work downward, pulling boards off. Making the long rip was awkward. Even with the shoe riding the bottom of a course of siding, it wandered all over. Same thing when I ripped a fence board. Part of it is the handle all the way at the back. Another part is only 2 inches of blade makes for a small straight edge compared to 5” or so. It takes some getting used to, for sure. I don’t know that it will do anything the 6 1/2 circular saw won’t do. The belt hook is it’s best feature. It might be useful cutting in skylights or vents on a roof. Handy when sheeting a roof. It might be handy for retrofitting second story windows, cutting back T1-11 and aluminum nail fins. If you have to make a lot of cuts while on a ladder or a steep roof, this might be a good bet. If not, .... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I bought it to use on an LP siding job, two story house. I wanted it to trim the lap siding to length around windows and make butt cuts, and I wanted the belt hook feature. Pro- Plenty of power. Surprising amount of torque with a 20v battery. The ability to carry it on the belt is handy. Tough enough to fall off the scaffold. Blade left makes it easy to see what you are cutting. Con- Because your hard is so far back, it’s a bit hard to control with one hand. Even using a level as a fence for a rip, the saw wandered to the right, away from the fence. I also used it on a fence, to cut boards down in height. It wasn’t much help there, as the 4 1/2” blade can only cut two boards at a time. In sum- A regular circular saw following a straight edge is better at cutting sheet goods. it offers more control. A fence/rip guide for your saw is certainly more affordable than the atomic. You could do wider rips, as the Atomic has a small shoe and rip guide. The Atomic has Plenty of power for cutting siding or trim boards on a roof, scaffold, or ladder.it could be handy there. It would be handy for cutting in vent holes on a roof. If you’re looking for a first cordless saw, go with a standard 6 1/2 or 7 1/4. Better capacity and control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. How thick are the deck boards? Wood or composite? Face screwed? - you should get at least an inch into the joists. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. One of the Tstacks comes with small bins like the Dewalt medium pro organizer. Both small and large size come with lids. They can be pretty handy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Dewalt. Cordless nailers do everything I need. Home repair specialist. More akin to remodeling than new construction. 21* framer, 30* framer, 15, 18, 18 stapler. Cordless framer is great in the trusses. Stapler is great in the crawlspace. Any of the big brands will offer nearly all of what you need. The convenience of one battery platform is nearly the same as the convenience of no cords or hoses. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Can’t lose for only 25 bucks. Go for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. SDS plus is way undersized for a 5” hole. You might get away with it if there is only one hole. Is there such thing as a 120mm in SDS+? You can certainly get the bit in SDS Max, it may be easiest to rent an SDS Max drill. Certainly cheaper to rent a Max with the holesaw than to buy a bit outright. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Have you tried a better blade? My 6 1/2 inch cordless circular saw it as well with a 40 tooth blade. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The “covers” on batteries in HD are to prevent theft. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I had the same issue with my 60 volt, I couldn’t figure out how to load it, so I looked it up on YouTube. They all looked different! Mine looks just like yours. I did figure out a way to load it: Align all the holes. You should see all the way through the head. Stick a three foot piece of string through the hole and center it . Rotate the head so the head retracts the string. Leave just a couple inches out. Start the trimmer and bump the head. If it works as it should, you have wound it correctly.(iDK if you can only wind it one way or if I got lucky, but I did it correctly the first time) Replace the small piece with a 10’ piece. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Seems like I saw a video where the reciprocating saw vibrates enough to lose contact with the battery. Does the battery work well in other tools? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. You can drop it off. My service center mails it back for a reasonable fee. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 250 for a FV trimmer with a 3/9 battery 180 for same bare tool. 70 for a battery makes it a no brainer. Imagine it’s the same for the blower. Ya, I think the small charger is a non issue for many people but the price point makes it attractive to people just buying cordless OPE for their house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Like the FV string trimmer. Big battery, small charger. Probably to keep the price down for the homeowner buying his first FV tool. The gateway tool. Anybody that uses FV for a living already has several fast chargers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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