Summary: Strong and steady cutting. Good visibility with the LED. Still new so I don't know how long the blade changeout lever will last. The instruction manual actually tells you to take it easy on this part so I am cautious with it.
Summary: A good saw. The barrel design looks different than most jig saws, but I find it much more comfortable and controllable to use. It also permits you to easily make a cradle and clamp the saw (upside down) to a workbench and use it as a jig/table saw for making more precise or repetitive cuts in pieces that are not conveniently clamped. Granted not a common use, but handy if you need it, and something I can't see doing with a conventional top handle jig saw.
Summary: I was very much looking forward to try this saw after the excellent reviews I have read. I had a 3' thick piece of lumber to rip and cross cut and when I saw that at 90 degrees the tool is able to cut over 5' i thought the cut would be easy. I used a edge clamp to make the cut straight. I also bought the xtra-clean Bosch saw blade. But when i started to rip the lumber..oh god..the blade flex laterally A LOT.