Summary: I have not used this saw yet. My 24v dewalt was ran over by a skid steer. Unlike my 24 the 36 seems flimsy the shoe is magnesium, and the blade guard is plastic. For the money they charge they need to improve these two items. I will amend this after i use it for a week or two.
Summary: This saw packs plenty of power. The battery will last about half a day, so unless you have other 36v Dewalt tools, you'll want to buy an extra battery. The blade change is completely tool less. No more looking for the key. The saw is well balanced, and feels right in the hand.
Summary: Great saw but I have had battery problems and the screw that holds one of the wires on the switch was installed poorly. After reengineering the screw with a spacer below the eye, the wire conducts.
Summary: I've had this gem of a tool for three years now. It's been a real work horse for me, but it's still cutting away like new. The saw is well-designed and has a rock-solid build quality. The battery, after 100s of charges, is still going strong.
Very pleased with performance for cutting concrete
27 July 2010
Summary: I have been hunting for a cordless saw to match with a diamond blade cut concrete. This is the ONLY choice. The big problem is that every other cordless circular saw is a 6.5" size. Go try to find a diamond 6.5" diamond blade with the right arbor size. Doesn't exist. So this saw came to the rescue.