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- Clarke Crocodile Circular Saw Kit, Model# CT5000

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Part Number CLA-CT5000
Item Weight9.5 pounds
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentscase
  
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ASINB00116SHN4
Best Sellers Rank #335,643 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11 pounds
Date First AvailableJanuary 24, 2008
  
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Handheld Crocodile circular saw kit cuts a variety of material, including metals, plywood, ceramic tile, marble, drywall, conduit and more.

Product Description

Handheld Crocodile circular saw kit cuts a variety of material, including metals, plywood, ceramic tile, marble, drywall, conduit and more. Case Included: Carrying bag, Cordless: No, Blade Included: Yes-9

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Save your money on this one and don't bother with Performance.
righttimerenee
Am e-mail to the Clarke customer service address re: a replacement part so far has not been answered.
Mark L. Wallace
The nut that secures the blade guard immediately stripped and cannot be removed.
R. Dinges

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By P. J. on January 22, 2009
My husband and I are in the process of building a shop/barn with living quarters and have purchased quite a number of power tools this year. One of our staples is his worm drive by Skil. However, this wonderful saw is a bit heavy for me to be slinging about for every little cut on siding or sheathing so he bought me the Clarke saw for Christmas. Yes, ladies, I like tools.

The power is about perfect - easily cuts 3/4 inch siding sheets. Any more power, and an uncomfortable kick back might become an issue.

The handle, while it at first appears a bit bulky, isn't a problem at all. I have small hands and adjusted to the feel pretty quickly. It is really more of a "two hands" kind of saw anyway.

The only complaint we have is the safety button for the plastic shield - it is a bit hard to push. I just bypass it and depress the little silver metal piece directly.

A wonderful little saw - has saved my elbow considerable tendonitis aggrivation and allowed quick and easy cuts at what would be awkward sizes and angles for a larger saw.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Telecom Pete on April 1, 2008
It is a nice looking tool with a really nice bunch of extras. Unfortunately, unless you have really large hands, you won't be able to get a solid grip on this tool. You have to wrap your hands around the body but the body is really much too large for this. The trigger and safety are on top so you have to press them with your thumb, which to me, feels awkward when you can't get a solid grip on the tool.

I originally purchased this saw because I needed something in between a regular circular saw and my Makita 5090DW 3-3/8-Inch Cordless Circular Saw Kit Makita 5090DW 3-3/8-Inch Cordless Circular Saw Kit, which is definitely a 5 star product. I thought this saw would be it. Far from it.

If I would have been able to actually hold one to check out the feel before buying it, I would not have bought it. But since a power tool that you can't get a solid grip on can be dangerous, I returned it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. Dinges on March 9, 2009
I am a professional contractor, serious woodworker and tool junkie. I ordered this saw to cut shower door extrusion realizing that it is not a replacement for a full sized circular saw. The ergonomics of this saw are terrible since it requires the use of both hands. The nut that secures the blade guard immediately stripped and cannot be removed. With the stripped screw, there is no way to change the blade. I emailed & called the manufacturer several times with no response regarding this issue. I would not advise purchasing this saw.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By righttimerenee on May 20, 2009
Over the years I have owned a LOT of power tools. Many excellent companies are producing many excellent tools, not Clarke. This saw is the biggest piece of junk that I have ever owned. I didn't know that the company was in bankruptcy since the seller Performance Tool Center didn't tell me or I never would have bought the thing in the first place. The saw is WAY under powered and stalls every time you bring it near anything tougher than paper. The laser level that came with the kit is no where near level. I tried to return the whole mess but, Performance said it would cost me $30 to return it. I tried to contact the manufacturer only to get a message saying "Too Bad". A piece of junk from a junk manufacturer sold by a crummy supplier. Save your money on this one and don't bother with Performance. They'll take you across too!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jon C. Stevens on October 11, 2008
I used a couple of times. It worked well. Right now though, I can't get the blade off because the hex bolt is stuck. I also cannot remove the clear blade guard because the hex bolt for that just spins and I cant find a way to hold the other end still. The unit has not been abused or anything and is not rusted. The drive mechanism is also experiencing some binding problems perhaps due to drywall dust from when I was cutting on the ceiling. I have only done a few jobs with this. The interlock (safety) mechanism is also sort of awkward as I recall.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jimc on June 15, 2009
First, it's dangerous. The combo of thumb switch and blade guard safety places your hands (you'll need both of them) in an un-natural position. A trigger type power switch would be a better design.

Next, it broke after two uses. I opened it up an found a small circuit board that controls the power to the motor. This can't be fixed by the average handiman.
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