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Makita Circular saw; 14.4v or 18v

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Carlnorwich, 24 Sep 2010.

  1. Carlnorwich

    Carlnorwich

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    I'm about to buy a circular saw and I don't know whether to get the 14.4v or the 18v.

    There isn't much difference in the spec of both.

    I will need it for installing garden decks in the main.

    Should I go for the 18v?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Monkeh

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    Why do you need/want a cordless one?
     
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    wouldnt want to use any cordless on wet timber
    ok for the odd bit but wouldnt fancy cutting thicker than 35-40mm with my 24v bosch

    in other words what i am saying is i dont know but suspect it would require several batteries around 8ah total capacity [as circ saw are very high draw ]and a chance to try on damp timber before you can form a decent opinion
     
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  5. Carlnorwich

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    I will be in peoples gardens and thought it would be easier/more convemient to have a cordless, also I may not always be able to get access to a mains supply easily?
     
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    by the way i wasnt saying the 24v bosch or indeed the 18v wont cut wet timber for decking it may quite happily i just dont know but i wood certainly expect any saw to bind on totaly wet timber
     
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    How are you going to recharge your batteries then?

    Buy a decent 50m extension lead (plus rcd) Let it be known that you need a power socket available, they can always trail one out of a window if need be.

    Anyway I wouldn't worry about it this time of year, bit late for the decking season.
     
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    I have a 18v cordless dewalt saw, it's perfect for cutting floor boards but goes through batteries like there going out of fashion for any board work. I would stick to a corded saw
     
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