Great job requiring exact cuts for visible floor results.
Cut 60+' of 4" re barbed concrete that required exact cross and end cuts for finish work in a floor. Good power. Have rented the bigger machines with the same results except this machine was lighter and easier to handle.
I fell for peer pressure.
Everyone kept talking about the TS 420. I couldn't help it. I bought one right away. The description is accurate. All the other cut-off machines I've used I can easily compare to this one.
I think I might get a second TS 420 because of the esteem this one has already given me. As I leave this review to attend a gala I urge anyone else interested to get the super famous TS 420. It will change your life.
Very nice saw
Im a 20 year mason contractor and have used Stihl saws for ever. This saw performs very well.
A couple nit picks about the saw though, to compliment an already great saw.
The start mechanism is clunky on this generation. It is hard to tell if the throttle is on or not when setting the switch.
I really like the choke, although the smoothness of the lever could be greatly improved. It is to rigid IMO. I would also like to have a definitive choke ON choke OFF. I am writing it on the machine with
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marker for my guys. Were not engineers, so which way does what? It is easy to flood these machines if people get the choke "wrong".
The stock pull cord is too short. I almost ripped the machine in half when first starting my new saw.
The hose attachment rides low to the ground and I have already noticed it could be taking abuse.
I like how high the blade sits at a resting position as compared to my old trusty TS400.
As compared to the TS 400 the distance from the two hand grip positions has been shortened. I prefer the TS400 gripping positions, although im sure I wont notice in a matter of days.
I have been looking at the spring that is mounted on the sides and question its durability. I mentioned to the salesman that it probably wont make it a year. The people who use these tools are animals. Switches that don't move smoothly will get snapped off, pull cords that are short will get ripped apart and springs that are mounted to the outside could possibly get knocked off.
Don't get me wrong, I love this saw, just some areas I would like to see an improvement :)
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