- 29 Jan 2012
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- Shaft City, Mid Cornish Desert
I've just cracked the sole plate of my 18V DeWalt trying to beat it back something like flat. I suspected it would happen, but the the saw had become so inaccurate as to be unusable. It has done quite a lot of work but as it's impossible to keep the base square to the blade without a cable tie on the lever (and even then it drifts) and I can't really contemplate putting a new base on it knowing the same thing will happen again. I'm loathe to buy another DeWalt (even the more expensive one seems to have the same base). I can't now justify buying into another battery system and while a cordless is handy, it's not essential so I'm looking at mains powered saws. My old Bosch (that gave up on me before this DeWalt) was beaten to hell for twenty years - I doubt anything made now will last like that but I'm open to suggestions.