Summary: I have had this saw for about 6 months now and have put it through it's paces. It arrived in a sturdy case and I could tell by the weight it meant business. It has a rubber (or rubber type) cable that is thick and will stand being trodden on or the odd thing dropped on it and is of a decent length. Apart from a small metal cutting blade and the manual that is it. No extraneous bits and pieces that you probably don't want.
Summary: I bought this saw for demolision work in australia, my last one lasted 6 years of very hard graft, and was eventually nicked, great tool very robust and cant fault it in any way, some say its heavy but thats the price you pay for its solidity,it will take serious abuse and should last a lifetime as the brushes are easily changed.
Summary: Handy piece of kit in the right scenario, but only as good as the blades one uses. So if you've gone to the expense of buying one of DeWalt recip saw's, then buy descent blades and the right blade for the job and you can't go wrong.
Summary: i have had this machine for about 3 years and have found it great at cutting trees up too about 9-10 inches thick. however, it is not for the fainthearted in use. it is heavy, so you don't need to press down to get it cutting, but it does take some getting used too. you'r wrists and elbows take a pounding after a few minutes of use, but by then you have probably done the job, so you can take a rest.
Summary: Dont get me wrong , i am a de walt fanatic , however the saw gives you arm ache in no time at all , kicks and bucks like a mule , has a slow cot rate and some of my lads prefer to use a hand saw than cop hold of this thing !!!