Summary: This is an great saw with a lifetime warranty which I have used many times as I own many Hitachi lithium ion power tools and use them daily for work. I used Dewalt before switching over and will not go back.
Summary: This saw is very accurate, the lightest weight of all the saws in this category. Has tons of power, rarely bogs down, but don't buy just the saw at this price. The kit with 4 Li Ion tools is cheaper, and it is the same saw. This seems to be a trend with tool manufacturers right now.
Summary: I already own the Hitachi WR18DL and CR18DL, so it was a no-brainer to get the D18DL too. The bare tool is quite reasonable and includes a blade and rip fence. The Hitachi HXP battery is too good to lay unused, so get another tool - right? The good first.