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Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - 6270_Productions - 11-19-2019

I had a Skilsaw for years and loved it, but it finally died.

Does anyone make a corded 5 1/2" circular saw anymore?

There seem to be plenty of battery powered saws in this approximate size, but I like cords.


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - Allen - 11-19-2019

(11-19-2019, 04:52 PM)6270_Productions Wrote: I had a Skilsaw for years and loved it, but it finally died.

Does anyone make a corded 5 1/2" circular saw anymore?

There seem to be plenty of battery powered saws in this approximate size, but I like cords.

Porter Cable used to make a 6" saw called the Saw Boss. Great saw, I have used mine for years. They discontinued it but you might find one on Craigslist or at a garage or Estate sale.


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - 6270_Productions - 11-20-2019

(11-19-2019, 09:41 PM)Allen Wrote: Porter Cable used to make a 6" saw called the Saw Boss. Great saw, I have used mine for years. They discontinued it but you might find one on Craigslist or at a garage or Estate sale.

That is a nice looking saw.  Looks like the prices (and condition) are all over the place.

I will continue looking for one.

Thanks for the lead.


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - mike4244 - 11-21-2019

(11-20-2019, 06:55 AM)6270_Productions Wrote: That is a nice looking saw.  Looks like the prices (and condition) are all over the place.

I will continue looking for one.

Thanks for the lead.

I have the SawBoss . I do not know why they discontinued it as it is great for both trim and framing. Originally bought this saw because I did a lot of roof framing and sheathing. Needed a light but powerful saw up in the air. I especially like the blade on the left , similar to the geared Skil Saw which I also have. I am retired now and only use the saw occasionally. Still have two 8-1/4" Skil Saws  left from my contracting days. Once had 9 Skil Saws, most of them were 8-1/4" a couple were 7-1/4" saws. 
mike


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - brianwelch - 11-21-2019

The Sawboss is great. I prefer the left sided cut aspect/feature as well...light and pretty durable for a smaller, lighter saw. 
Best wishes on your search


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - Cooler - 11-21-2019

I bought a Porter-Cable 4½" plunge saw, which I thought would be ideal for cutting vents in the soffits prior to installing vinyl  soffit material.  But the ergonomics were so dreadful that it basically required two hands to operate it overhead.   The  safety interlocks were dreadful to use.  It has been sitting in its case ever since.  A waste of money.





RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - msalomon - 11-21-2019

Do yourself a favor and find a Sawboss.


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - Stwood_ - 11-21-2019

30 second search...........

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-5005BA-2-Inch-Circular-Electric/dp/B00004YODP/ref=asc_df_B00004YODP/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309735728871&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6248044600918367130&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=200539&hvtargid=pla-570730867631&psc=1


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - meackerman - 11-21-2019

(11-21-2019, 09:18 AM)Cooler Wrote: I bought a Porter-Cable 4½" plunge saw, which I thought would be ideal for cutting vents in the soffits prior to installing vinyl  soffit material.  But the ergonomics were so dreadful that it basically required two hands to operate it overhead.   The  safety interlocks were dreadful to use.  It has been sitting in its case ever since.  A waste of money.



I bought the Dremel UltraSaw to cut 18 vent holes in a ceiling that was right up next to a wall.  Worked pretty well, biggest issue was lining it up straight on the line before cutting.  Don't know if I'll ever use it again though.


RE: Looking for a 5 1/2" corded circular saw - 6270_Productions - 11-21-2019

(11-21-2019, 04:06 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: 30 second search...........

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-5005BA-2-Inch-Circular-Electric/dp/B00004YODP/ref=asc_df_B00004YODP/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309735728871&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6248044600918367130&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=200539&hvtargid=pla-570730867631&psc=1

Thanks for that.

I was kinda hoping for something that didn't cost more than my first tablesaw.