Summary: This is a good saw. Its the third one Ive ordered because I keep thinking the next one will have a case. It says it has a case in the advertisement but I still have not received one. This is getting very frustrating. Does anyone know how I could get in touch with DeWalt?
Summary: I have an old Craftsman 7-1/2" circular saw that has served me well over the years in spite of having far too many parts that are poorly made and/or plastic where they should be made of metal. But I had a project to do some asphalt cutting on my driveway, where I calculated a requirement for a nearly 3" depth of cut, and hence went looking for an affordable circular saw in this size range.
DEWALT DW384 8-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Brake and Rear Pivot Depth of Cut adjustment
Ron Wilkinson "RRWILKIN", Amazon
12 January 2014
Summary: DEWALT DW384 8-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Brake and Rear Pivot Depth of Cut Adjustment. THis saw is a bit heavier than the typical 7 1/4 model, but, it's worth every ounce balanced nice and handles beautifully. Lots of power....
Summary: Very good for framing and decking. The guide plate is sturdier than others. The motor performs smoothly and is not too noisy compared to some others. Wish it was lighter but like the ruggedness.
Summary: This is my second Dewalt tool (I have their 12" double bevel sliding compound miter saw) that has serious problems. I got this for a Christmas present, but just started using it for a big timber framing summer project. Since it's been more than 90 days, I can't return the saw even though the motor bogs down and it can't make it more than half way through a 3x5 without making awful noises and then just giving up completely. I just got off the phone with Dewalt.
Summary: This saw is great. Powerful, smooth operation. I use this more than almost any other power tool I have, except my drills. I do wish I had gone with the 7.25 inch version instead of the 8.25 inch. The 7.25 inch would have met my requirements, and the 8.25 inch blades aren't sold in many stores, and the 8.25 inch does not have a case available. However, this is still a great saw.