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Milwaukee 6390-21 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw: Tough as Nails

Milwaukee 6390-21 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw: Tough as Nails

Feb 3, 2012

Milwaukee 6390-21 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

Milwaukee 6390-21 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

As a remodeler and a carpenter my circular saw might as well be my left hand ( I’m a lefty).  Looking at the saws on the market Milwaukee has created a real power house of a saw. I have had several different brands of saws and all of them have similar issues. As you raise the blade and lower the shoe ( the base plate the saw runs on) you start to have to really get on top of your work as the saw angles up and away from you. This get maddening when you are making thin cuts and you can’t see your cut very well. Milwaukee has solved this with an adjustable handle that can adjust in 10 different positions. So no matter where the blade is relative to the shoe you can keep a bead on the blade and your cut.  This saw also has a massive 15 Amp motor with 3 1/4 horsepower. It simply will rip through anything you throw at it including nails with no problems. I’ve accidentally cut my cord a time or two and that shuts down the project til I can Frankenstein the cable back together just to get through the day. Then I either have to take it to the shop or spend an hour plus tearing apart the saw and installing a new cable, but this unit has a quick lock cord that comes off and on easily.

Blade changes are easy too with a lock button located on the top to stop the blade while I am removing the nut. I also like the large ergo handle to change the bevel on this Milwaukee saw.

The biggest advantages of the Milwaukee 6390-21 7-1/4-Inch 15-Amp Tilt-Lok Circular Saw:

  • Powerful 15 Amp motor rips through the hardest of woods
  • Aluminum shoe is strong and light wieght
  • Handle adjust to stay down when the blade is up for a closer cut

Milwaukee 6390-21 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw specs:

  • Locking, tilting main handle adjusts for comfort
  • 13-3/4 inches, 10.4 pounds
  • Over 80 Amazon consumers have given this a 4.5  out of 5 star review
  • 5 year limited warranty, a 1 year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee.

Any Complaints about the Milwaukee 6390-21 7-1/4-Inch 15-Amp Tilt-Lok Circular Saw ?

The saw has great reviews,  but the blade that ships with it is terrible and too thin. I recommend a Freud framing blade.


Amazon offers this table saw at a great price below  $130 and as always you can get free shipping, no tax and enjoy their easy return policy.