Summary: First it's battery opperated so don't expect it to have torque like a 120v saw. But I used it on a trim job and it only bogged down once as the battery was petering out. I have 2 batteries and it is a strong cutting saw when battery is charged. It cut 2x4's cleanly and consistantly. I've used other hand saws and find the safety switch difficult to operate while trying to pull the trigger. But not this saw.
Summary: I bought this saw to use primarily for 'breaking down' large heavy sheet goods while they are on my trailer before hauling the pieces into my wood shop for final cutting and fitting. It is far easier to move a quarter or third of a sheet of 7/8" plywood single handed than a whole sheet, especially in a cramped shop with a low ceiling.
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.
Summary: I'm a homeowner, not a carpenter, but I do a lot of basic repair and remodeling work around my house. Right now I'm building a new workspace in the basement, including several new walls and a built-in bench, and that mens I'm doing a lot of framing work. And that means I need a good circular saw. I have a tiny Makita 3-3/8" circular saw I bout around 15 years ago when it was the only battery powered saw on the market.