Fantastic saw! This saw convinced me to buy more ...
donny parker, Amazon
20 July 2015
Summary: After years of using an old, janky, Skil saw, I was blown away by this Makita! Smooth, perfectly balanced, relatively quiet. Fantastic saw! This saw convinced me to buy more Makita tools, and I've quickly learned that their tools are worth the extra $$$.
Summary: I recently upgraded from an old Porter Cable... and so glad I did. This saw is fantastic in every regard - light but powerful and very ergonomic so fits like a glove and makes sight cutting a breeze.
Summary: I have always purchased cheap saws. I wish I bought this saw in the first place. What a GREAT saw! It is so easy to use. Everything about this saw is GREAT! It is light but powerful. All adjustments are easy to use and accurate. I love the large magnesium base.
Cutting through 3/4 in 4x8 sheets of plywood like butter. Hands down
William J Lett, Amazon
18 April 2015
Summary: I replaced a 15 year old Skill saw. What a big difference this saw has made in my shop. Cutting through 3/4 in 4x8 sheets of plywood like butter. Hands down, best saw I have ever used. Woodworker for 30 + yrs.
Summary: This saw is a beast. I work construction, we use Dewalt impacts and drills, Milwaukee sawz-alls and Makita circular saws. I couldn't bring myself to buy a cheap $50 saw. I bent the plate on my B&D Piranha after tossing across the yard when I screwed up a cut on $500 door cuz the angle was jacked up.