This saw is one of the worst tools I've used in quite sometime
31 December 2014
Summary: I ordered this saw for its desirable features--namely the electric brake, convenient blade height adjustment, and a slot to hold the cord out of the way. This saw is one of the worst tools I've used in quite sometime. It arrived with a bent shoe due to manufacturers cutting corners nowadays using die struck plate instead of ribbed castings even on higher end saws. The sight line cutout on the shoe lined up with nothing.
Summary: This saw is well built and has lots of nice features. I ordered the corded model since I didn't get as much use out of the battery powered unit I already own. This circular saw is the standard of the industry and it might very well be the GOLD standard. It cuts well and has a great case that stacks in my workshop and stays organized and out of the way.
Summary: Plows through large pieces of wood without any issue.. It's really powerful and cuts really well. I did a bunch of work with very dense pieces a of 1.5 inches thick woods and this saw is cutting through them like nothing. The box is a big plus to keep it clean when you don't use it.