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MakitaDry WeightFuel Tank CapacityArbor SizeMax Cutting DepthRPMHorsepowerCCs(or displacement)
DPC730121.8 lbs.43 oz.20 mm4 13/16 inches4,3005.673 cc
Makita DPC7301
StoryID
501259
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626794
Tester Comments
This is my favorite saw. It cuts beautifully, even in the hardest, thickest materials. Its pre-filter is great -- it has tool-less access and is the only dry filter in the group, making it easy to clean on site. For out-of-position work, the saw has great balance and cuts smoothly. It has an excellent blade guard. I even like the gas cap.
Price
$799

Contact
800-462-5482
www.makitatools.com
MultiquipDry WeightFuel Tank CapacityArbor SizeMax Cutting DepthRPMHorsepowerCCs(or displacement)
Side Winder HS8123 lbs.0.23 gal.1 inch (and/or) 20 mm5 inches5,1006.381 cc
Multiquip Side Winder HS81
StoryID
501259
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626794
Tester Comments
The tool's universal arbor collar is an ingenious, great feature. This unit has good balance and power in all but the toughest materials. I wish the pre-filter was dry and that access to it was tool-less. The guard took a little more effort to adjust than the other saws, and I found the controls a bit small. I like the roller on the saw bottom; while it's supposed to make cutting on a flat surface easier, I ended up liking it more for loading the tool into my truck.
Price
$1,090

Contact
800-421-1244
www.multiquip.com
PartnerDry WeightFuel Tank CapacityArbor SizeMax Cutting DepthRPMHorsepowerCCs(or displacement)
K70020.5 lbs.24 oz.1 inch and 20 mm5 inches5,4004.871 cc
Partner K700
StoryID
501259
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626794
Tester Comments
This unit made quick work of brick, block, and short cuts in concrete slabs. It also has a nice, easily adjustable blade guard with positive detents. It has decent balance and decent power. I wish the pre-filter was dry. I also wish the pre-filter and spark plug access were tool-less and the gas cap was bigger.
Price
$700 - $850

Contact
800-323-3553
www.partnerusa.com
StihlDry WeightFuel Tank CapacityArbor SizeMax Cutting DepthRPMHorsepowerCCs(or displacement)
TS 40021.6 lbs.25 oz.20 mm5 inches5,3504.464.1 cc
Stihl TS 400
StoryID
501259
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626794
Tester Comments
Great balance, power, and features make this an excellent saw. Its balance makes it great for out-of-position cuts. The automatic belt tension is best-in-class. The blade guard operation is superlative. It has tool-less access to its pre-filter, but the pre-filter isn't dry. It has the smallest motor in the group at 64.1 cc. If I cut less solid concrete and more masonry, this would be the perfect saw.
Price
$349

Contact
800-467-8445
www.stihlusa.com