Apologies in advance for a long post, but I’m trying to give as much detail as possible.
I’m looking to buy a small circular saw for cutting mostly softwood or MDF sheet up to 18mm thick.
I already have a very screechy table saw, and very screechy old circular saw, but am looking for the quietest possible circular saw. This new saw will only be used four or five times per year so I’m looking for the cheapest possible option.
My logic so far is that a brushless saw ‘should‘ be the most quiet option.
The saw can be 240v corded or battery powered, but I’ve only looked at Makita cordless tools as all my other battery tools are Makita, so that would mean that not only would I already have batteries and chargers but would have ready charged batteries at hand.
Trying to find decibel levels for saws has been very hits and miss. Different reviews have shown different levels, and even the Makita instructions for the saw in the thread title don‘t give any db levels at all..........Not very helpful!
If anyone here owns a Makita 680Z brushless saw I’d be interested to hear how quiet you think it is compared to regular corded or cordless saws.
Or, if anyone has another suggestion for a low priced quiet saw that would also be useful.
For cutting the kind of material I have in mind a plunge/track saw would be better, but I couldn’t see any quiet or brushless ones in the budget category so mostly looked at regular circular saws.
This is the Makita saw in the thread title.
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I found them a little difficult to control
Still, no harm done!