Here’s a great lineup of older Black & Decker sidewinder saws from reader PutnamEco. Generally I love any circ-saw, but I’m fascinated with older ones. PutnamEco lists out what each one is and they’re all interesting — but the one that caught my eye was the Super Sawcat.
Black & Decker circular saws from my collection. The closest saw in black is an 7 1/4″ 1 1/2 HP saw from early 80s?, no model is listed on the tag, the grey saw is an model no. 3057 Sawcat from the late 70s, a poser living on the reputation of the next saw with the black handle, a real Super Sawcat cat. no 997 from the late 60s, last a cat. no. 730 aluminum bodied saw from the early 60s.
Mostly because the 60’s were before my time, I haven’t gotten my hands on one but once. It was the first circular saw I ever held. It was a thing of mystery at the time but it kicked off a lifelong love of all things noisy and dangerous. Glad to see they are not as rare as I thought they were. Nice circ’ collection, sir!
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