Summary: Bought this to replace my 25yr old Black & Decker saw that has been a really good saw. If the Dewalt performs as well as the old one does I will be a happy man. up to now its been a nice saw to use, nice and light, not too noisy and very stable.
Summary: I've only recently bought this DeWalt Circular Saw after looking at many others and their reviews. It doesn't come in a case, which is why I gave 'value' a 4*. Can't say what reliability will be like, but DeWalt tools are usually extremely good. I think the instructions and diagrams could have been better arranged for clarity to set up the saw and check out it's features.
Summary: Not a review as such but just a comment which may be useful for others; - rather than spending 20 odd quid on a DeWalt case I bought the Screwfix 16" toolbag (stock number 40762). Fits a treat and has enough room for the saw guide as well. £7.99 well spent! As to the saw itself. Very good piece of kit as you would expect from the brand and cost. Doesn't seem to me to have an electronic brake - if it does, its not a very effective one!