Summary: This is a pretty well balanced, good looking saw. I like the left hand mounted blade. You can see the cutting line. I use it to cut just about anything from 3/4 plywood to 2x4's. It's got decent power and gets the job done. I bought this to complement my DeWalt cordless jigsaw, drill and impact driver. The only thing I would change on it is the plastic retracting blade guard. I would make it out of aluminum like Millwalkee does.
Summary: Great little saw to use around the house. I don't like using power saws as they are so big and bulky. As a woman, it makes it a lot easier having a smaller saw that still has power to do what I need.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Great Blade, Long Run Time, Powerful, Safe
Summary: location of battery pack ;eaves the saw well-balanced in your hand. for longer cuts or tougher jobs the guide handle is a perfect addition, although I find that most tasks only require 1 hand operation, leaving the other free to support the wood. on initial start up with a fully-charged battery, the saw doesn't seem like it has much speed. but as soon as it hits the wood .... butter.
Pros: works w DeWalt 18v line and batteries/accessories are readily available
Cons: the safety switch takes a second to get used to
Summary: This is an excellent saw. I was surprised and happy at the large number of cuts I was able to get from one charge. Very smooth operation and powerful cutting action. I was cutting 2x4s most of the day before I had to switch batteries.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Great Blade, Long Run Time, Powerful
Summary: Pretty powerful for a battery operated tool. Quick & easy to use. I love that you don't have to drag out a cord & find an outlet. I had a small battery op'd saw years ago (not to useful) but this saw is almost equal in usability to a full-size 7 1/4" corded saw. Works great!