Yep, he was using a plastic one and also a wooden one - both were a mess. There are different types of saws that I can see - some are quite expensive. I don't mind spending more if necessary. However, which is the minimal type ($$$) that will still be useful for this project and others that may come along (like crown molding). Who is the best manufacturer? Is Home Depot a good place to go? Why the "new" tape measurer? Have they changed? Seriously.