So I'm about to take the plunge and buy a circular saw. I'm going to go for the Makita 5740NB as seen here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004YOE6/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF...
Seems like a good deal and I love the light weight. I'm curious as to what blade I should also purchase? I haven't used a circular saw before (just a jigsaw & a long time ago a table saw & band saw in shop) but I know the blade makes all the difference. I'm trying to make smart buys and not buy the shiniest, most coveted blade out there. I just need something that will do smooth cuts in plywood & cut 2x4s and smaller lumber & trim to length. Nothing fancy.
I am challenged with straight cuts, but that might be because my jigsaw isn't the best and I don't have a good work space setup.
Also, I am going to be working on my back porch, where there is a spot for some kind of work area, though I'd prefer something not-too-big and/or collapsible/tuck-away. My porch isn't secure, so I would need to be able to put stuff away at night.
Recommendations? Sawhorses? Worktable? Couple of boards? Any suggestions are appreciated!