Summary: It's a great tool on a framing jobsite. It makes cutting 3X(1 cut) and 6X(2 cuts) very easy. The depth adjustment is a big plus as well. You can easily adjust for special notches and material thicknesses. The two drawbacks so far have been the lack of a ladder hook and the blade guard.
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.
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.