I’m going to be cutting a lot of 4×8 veneer plywood sheets (for cabinets/bookshelves) but I can’t afford one of the track saw systems, so I’m looking at getting a circ saw and making a DIY track jig. I’m partial to Dewalt tools, but they have 28 models/kits on their website! Corded vs. cordless, worm drives, brushless, electric brake – the options are a bit overwhelming. The cordless models are appealing for obvious reasons but the battery and charger add a significant amount to the price. On Amazon, the DCS570B 7 1/4″ is $170 alone (no battery) – the battery and charger cost another $128! By comparison a corded Dewalt, DWE575SB 7 1/4″ is only $139.
What should I look for in a circ saw that will be used primarily for cutting sheet goods? Does anyone have good/bad experience with one of the new/newer Dewalt circ saws? I’m fine with a corded model, given the huge price differential.
Thanks in advance.