Summary: I bought this saw to keep on my plumbing truck. I'm always looking to cut some 2x's for bracing or cutting open flooring, walls etc. This saw is perfect for what I wanted. I'm sure I'll be using this it around the house for small projects. I love grabbing it without having to fumble with cords or getting a heavier electric saw just to make a couple cuts. I bought the recommended Dewalt blades and they cut nice and smooth.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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