Summary: I bought the whole 4pc kit 4 years ago... the most useful tools in the kit were the skill saw and the recip. saw. after 4 years of everyday use, the skill saw is still my number 1 favorite tool in my collection. the only time I use a corded saw anymore is for grinding into morter or cutting through lots of shingles. I love my saw too much to put it through such abuse. I use it to sheet in roofs or to frame/build stuff with.
Summary: This is a great saw. After using other cordless saws (Makita,Rigid,Bosch) this saw is way better. The 36v battery lasts pretty long (As with any cordless saw, the thicker the material, the shorter the battery will last). With the 36v battery as well, you have power to the end. It doesn't fade and get slower. For cutting sheathing, it rocks. I resheathed many roofs with it and on more than one occasion using just one battery.
Summary: This saw would get five starts if it had a rafter hook. To me, the biggest advantage of this saw is you can take it up on the roof and not worry about dragging a cord through trusses, but the problem is where to put it when you are framing a roof. If it had a rafter hook, it would be much more convienient.
Summary: This Dewalt 36-volt 7-1/4 cordless circular saw works great. At first I was somewhat skeptical of how much power this saw would really have, and it has not let me down. This saw has plenty of power and is very easy to use. I used it over the weekend to cut through oak for some cabinet work, and it cuts like butter and seems lighter in weight than I had imagined. Mine came in a combo kit with the light, hammer drill, and reciprocating saw.
Summary: SO MUCH BETTER THAN THOSE WIMPY SAWS OF YESTERYEAR. IF I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IT WAS BATTERY OPERATED, I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS "PLUGGED IN". I ALSO HAVE A 36 VOLT DRILL THAT USES THE SAME BATTERY. BETWEEN TWO BATTERIES AND A ONE HOUR CHARGE TIME ---- WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?
Summary: First off I have been using this for about 1 month to make decks and other work around my investment properties. The only problems I have encountered are... The blade guard sticks closed when trying to cut. Part of it is do to the blade guard and a little plastic nub at the top. The other part is the blade guard is plastic and bends when forced against wood. When that happens the guard simply binds in place and you can't move the saw forward.
Summary: It doesn't really matter what you need to do, this saw can do it. My team and I were recently building in Africa, where 120v power is not available (local power is 220v). The only power tools I brought were 18v and 36v DeWalt equipment. The 36v circular saw was a jobsite favorite. We did buy a 220v corded saw in-country, and no one would use it. They all preferred the 36v for balance and power. As for battery life, it was extremely impressive.