Summary: I purchased this tool to cut shallow cuts in drywall (to remove excess drywall for patching). It works great, but the battery is not powerful enough; it loses power quickly and must be recharged.
Summary: Had one, needed it and couldn't find it (vague memory of someone borrowing it) bought another one. Lucky I could afford to do it at the time, two day prime shipping got it here in time for the project, I won't loose this one. It's now selling for twelve dollars less than I paid about a month ago.
Summary: For all of you out there looking for a great circular saw for small jobs, I highly recommend this saw. This particular model is no longer stocked in retail stores. Mikita also makes a 14.4V, 3 3/8 inch circular saw with a snap-in vs.
Huh? What am I supposed to be able to cut? Cardboard?
Rich Grace, Amazon
21 December 2004
Summary: This is one tool that really is just about useless. Can't cut plywood of any thickness, moldings, or just about anything else that's made of WOOD. Truly a waste of money. It has no torque and its miter adjustments are imprecise at best.
Summary: I purchased this tool to make small cuts and I thought that because it was makita it would be awesome but, it was very noisy and performed like a cheap childs toy! It would not cut through the softest of pine without effort.
Summary: Emphasis on "little." But... for some projects, it is indispensible. I have 4 blades for this saw and when I need to make minor/small/precision cuts, especially in hard to get to places, it's my buddy.
Summary: I was very disappointed in this Makita saw. I bought it thinking that I would be able to use it around the house for the times that I couldn't use my big 7 1/4" circular saw. I love Makita products, so I ...thought this product was for me. So I bought it.
Summary: When I first got this saw and powered it up, I was pretty pessimistic about its capabilities. It has totally shattered all doubts. We have used it on ripping plywood, cutting studs, sheetrock, treated lumber, extruded aluminum, and it has always performed well.
Summary: I use this constantly. It's great. Light weight, easy to use. I carry it in my truck to use at any time I need it.This is a great buy for the money. Any one, male, female, young or more experienced can use this with ease.