Makita electric saws, aimed at tradesmen, have a reputation for durability, which allows them to outsell Black & Decker, seen as a popular consumer brand. Makita has a 50 percent share of the tradesmen market, while B&D has only 9 percent, notes the University of Colorado. Indicative of good durability, Makita offers a three-year warranty on its BSS610 LXT cordless circular saw, winning a Best Reviewed award from ConsumerSearch.
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Rogue Parrish has written two travel books and edited at the "The Baltimore Sun," "The Washington Post" and the Alaska Newspapers company. She began writing professionally in 1975. Parrish holds a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.