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.
Adjustable accuracy is designed into this precision machine
G. Conner, Amazon
5 July 2013
Summary: There is ONE CRUCIAL feature of this DeWalt saw (and its little brother, the 364) that no other saws have: Parallel blade adjustment. Almost all circular saws have a design flaw in common, which is that they are factory-set for blade-to-shoe alignment.
Summary: I needed an 8 1/4" saw. I shopped the site, checked reviews and price. My gut told me that I should buy the Mikita because I really like their saws. But, have always had good luck with Dewalt tools, so I decided to save 40 bucks and buy the Dewalt. Wish I had of listened to my gut feeling.
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.
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.
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.
DEWALT DW384 8-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Brake and Rear Pivot Depth of Cut adjustment
Ron Wilkinson, Amazon
24 July 2011
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....