Dallas wrote:LOL I have a Black and Decker saw exactly like that one! I was reading on a forum somewhere, that the guy thought his B&D was real good, as it had built a deck and a house. I started laughing, as the one, which I have, was my father's from the '60s or so and has probably built 50 houses or more. After that, and the discussion about the plastic B&D's, I bought another one, just like mine and yours on eBay for $5. The shipping was more than the saw. Between the two, which I now have, I'm guessing, I'm good for two lifetimes. The problem, that I had, was I didn't know the model, as the name plate had long been worn off.
I'll get the info off of the name plate for you. The saw has an odd size arbor, I only have one blade for it which I have sharpened many times. It's the only hand held circular saw I own, I'm so used to it I don't think I would be happy with a new one.
When I trudged into the 2 1/2 feet of ice water in the cellar the first thing I did was reach down and rescue the saw. I keep as many of the tools as possible up high now. Since I had all of these apart, I got to see how well all of them were made.