Conclusion: This is my first circular saw and I’d normally worry using these kinds of tools, but due to it’s solid build quality and good design I feel confident with this one. The controls are in exactly the right places and it’s comfortable to use, so far I am very satisfied with my purchase. I only give it 4 stars for reliability as I haven’t had it long enough to make a proper evaluation.
Conclusion: This dewalt is a great entry level circular saw for trade use – solidly made and it cuts really well. I personally thnk it’s always worth paying the little bit extra over some entry level saws and this one’s solid, steady and reliable. The gauge also holds firm and it’s as accurate as other saws I’ve owned have tended to drift. Highly recommended.
Conclusion: I got one of these recently and was worried because it was so cheap but I shouldn’t have worried as its great quality a is the usual DeWalt high standard. It’s a little beast and this circular saw is excellent for getting most of your sawing jobs done quickly. The one main gripe is that it doesn’t come with a dust bag. For a cheap fabric bag, it seems a bit tight to not throw one in!