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Fuel 6 1/2 or Fuel 7 1/4 Circ saw??


Petro0311

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I know some people like the blade being on the left on the 6 1/2 saw, but you can get more options and better pricing on the blades for the 7 1/4 saw. They both work great but your you doing more general framing all the time I would go with the 7 1/4

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I have the 6 1/2" fuel circular saw. It's a great little saw for my needs. Runtime for a cordless is great, more then I imagined. I have a corded circular saw but haven't used it in monthes, the millwakee fuel has done it all. If I was a framer I would want a corded but for me the fuel does.

Blades are not as common but it's not a issue. Thier still carried at big box stores. You just don't see HD stocking the same variety as the 7s.

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I'm not buying into all this cheaper blade stuff. How often do you people go through circ blades? I say buy the tool that suits you best.

 

I like a left-side blade, and prefer a lighter and smaller unit to lug around. Since it has the same power, the 6-1/2" is (and was) the obvious choice for me.

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I'm not buying into all this cheaper blade stuff. How often do you people go through circ blades? I say buy the tool that suits you best.

 

I like a left-side blade, and prefer a lighter and smaller unit to lug around. Since it has the same power, the 6-1/2" is (and was) the obvious choice for me.

I agree buy the tool that best suits you.

For me it wasn't the price of the blade but the avaibilty. It's not a huge deal to me but I could see a drawback for some. I don't use my circular saw enoug for it to matter to me.

Also sometimes your gonna pay more upfront for a tool or accessory but if it helps improve the job it's worth it.

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I think like those stating above blade selection is so much easier with the 7 1/4" plus it gives more incentive to eventually buy the m12 fuel circular saw for the little things. The 6 1/2" is super nice but it is in the middle and I'd rather have a 7 1/4" and 5 3/8". The 7 1/4" can cut anything and everything the 6 1/2" can but there are times the 7 1/4" will work where the 6 1/2" won't.

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Well the 7 1/4" can cut anything the smaller saws can but reverse is not true. Buy the bigger one for versatility and ability to cut everything a 7 1/4" can. Later if you want comfort you can always get the m12 for smaller jobs. Having too big a saw won't prevent you from finishing a job, it only will fatigue you a little more from the weight, but having a saw too small will stop you in your tracks occasionally. I don't own an m12, I have an ancient ryobi 5 3/8" I threw a Diablo thin kerf on and it's great for small stuff to just throw around but the fuel 7 1/4" is my go to now for bigger stuff and it's not really heavy at all for the power and being 7 1/4. I will replace the Ryobi with a fuel m12 at some point though. It is nice to see they dropped the price of the 7 1/4" by $30 though.

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