Summary: I was not certain if I should buy this 165 mm blade diameter saw or go for the larger 190 mm saw. Having now used this one continuously for two weeks, I am glad that I chose this one. It is more than capable of cutting 2 in thick wood and is lighter than the larger blade saws which make it much easier to use for long periods of time. It also has great build quality and features.
Summary: Firstly the description is inaccurate with regard to features. There is no soft start or electric brake and the blade it comes with has 18 teeth! The current catalogue also gives the wrong blade size, it's 165, 20mm bore. I hope that helps when comparing with other saws! Although it has no soft start it doesn't try to jump when you do start it up so if you've lined up the cut line it won't move upon starting as I have experienced with other saws.
Summary: If you want a small Circular cant do better than this. DeWalt build so you know its good. Ok not got all the fancy bits on, but, for the small quick jobs it does the trick in style. Easy to use and handle - being a bit lighter than its big brothers. Overall, if you do a lot of smaller cuts then this is the one. Cracking.
Summary: excellent circular saw , light weight , powerful, accurate. i used to have the makita one but had it stolen and replaced it with this dewalt. really happy i went with the dewalt much better all round. only bad comment , no carry box.
Summary: This is a very useful tool to have around. Not been used to much yet but so far it works a treat. Good grips, easily change the saw and it has a good solid plate. I would definitely recommend this product!