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Old 12-07-2007, 11:34 AM
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About 3-4 years ago, I was doing a piping job in a Casino, and had to cut out some material close to a wall and behind other pipes. I saw the Porter Cable model 740 Tigerclaw sawsall, and it was the answer to my problem, at that time it was about $250. The front head assembly is adjustable 180 degrees, and the blade shoe assembly is adjustable 360 degrees. I used this saw to remove the bushing in the burner assembly on 12/3/07, http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ad.php?t=13371, as shown in the post, again I used it this morning on another job. The versatility of this saw is amazing, originally, I was concerned the flex mechanisms would be the Achilles heel of the product, but after usage since the purchase it was an unfounded fear. I've always considered Milwaukee to be the Cadillac of the sawzall manufacturers, and all others were want-to-bes, I'm very surprised and content, with the quality and ability of this saw. It has a quick blade release and is only slightly heavier than the Milwaukee model I also have. I have seen since the original purchase that Craftsman and others now has a siimilar model, I haven't used any of them, but the Porter Cable is now the saw I grab for first.

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Old 12-07-2007, 11:53 AM
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I have a regular Porter Cable recip saw and love it ,It is a professional tool.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:11 PM
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The tigerclaw is an absolutely wonderful tool. Out of 7 sawzalls, that's the only one I've ever had to get up and walk off--and it was sitting RIGHT next to a very nice Milwaukee.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:22 PM
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I did not know of the tigersaw and didn't know the head could be moved.
I like that!
Thanks for the education. I just may have to look at one.

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Old 12-07-2007, 05:21 PM
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Pop is a believer in the Porter Cable line of electric tools, although there are several of his older cordless drills that seemed to meet early ends. Maybe they didn't like the sitting in a wheel barrow full of water from one particular intense rain shower.

This is the first glimpse of this saw. Has this TigerClaw been out for very long?
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:23 PM
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lw,

The Tigerclaw has been around for about 3-4 years, mine is the original model, it has been replaced by model #9750, how long thats been available, I don't know. Here is the Porter Cable's web site link.

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http://portercable.cpoworkshop.com/s...saws/9750.html
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:19 AM
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A while back I bought a PC drill/driver from Lowes.
It didn't take long to strip the gears - It came back with a Delta work order.
Someone on another board said that Black & Decker bought PC ?
Does B&D also own Delta ?

Porter Cable just ain't what it used to be !
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:53 AM
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I shop at HD mostly due to the model numbers of equipment they carry are better received in reviews found on the net. Lowes may have the same name brand with similar options and at a cheaper price but they are the cheaper version made by the manufacuter. It is important to pay attention to the particular model number when shopping for power tools.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:34 AM
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I have a PC saw and its a good tool but it isn't what I reach for, these days its cordless unless it would be extremely heavy demo work. If anyone hasn't tried the new generation of cordless tools they are in for a pleasant surprise, haven't used a corded drill in a couple of years.
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A while back I bought a PC drill/driver from Lowes.
It didn't take long to strip the gears - It came back with a Delta work order.
Someone on another board said that Black & Decker bought PC ?
Does B&D also own Delta ?

Porter Cable just ain't what it used to be !
Yes, and yes.

Been that way for about 3 1/2, 4 years now? I was slingin' tools at the box store when they "merged". Basically the black and yellow craze gave B&D/DW enough cash to buy out pretty much everyone else. I think they picked up Oldham at the same time.

The Porter Cable air tools however are owned by Devilbiss, and still compteting against DW owned Emglo takeover.
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