Discovered to my consternation this morning that my Craftsman Circ Saw doesn't cut perpendicular to the base plate. Never noticed it before as it pretty much just gets used for breaking down sheet stuff into oversized pieces for cutting on the TS. The angle isn't all that obvious on something only 3/4" thick. But started rough trimming 2" layers of my workbench top glue up and the non-90 deg angle was pretty evident. Got it to straighten out a tiny bit more, but the base plate is bottomed out on the saw housing and no amount of adjustment will make it go the extra 3-5 degrees it needs to get perpendicular to the plate.
I'd like to pick something up tomorrow. So what's a good 7-1/4" accurate saw that Lowes, HD, or my local tool store is likely to carry? The deeper the max cut depth, the better. I think my Cr##man goes to 2-3/16"(?).
Thought about Festool, but I'd need the bigger one for this particular job, whereas for the stuff I normally use one for, the smaller one is a better choice. So I dont think I'll go that route for now.