Summary: I've had mine for about 2 years now, haven't used it a ton, but when I do I'm always impressed with the quality of the cut. I used it the other day to slice up some 16ga steel, and it went right through it, very smooth. I've cut up to 1/4" thick plate, and it really makes a very smooth cut.
Summary: I had known about this tool for quite some time, but was hesitant to purchase one because I didn't know if I really "needed" it. I received it as a Christmas gift from my wife, and since slicing through it's first piece of tubing, things haven't been the same.
Summary: I'm a strong makita fan when it comes to cordless tools. I've actually used this particular tool from my fellow coworker and was impressed by its torque and cutting power. However this particular one that I got from Amazon seems to be defective in some way I can't explain.
Summary: I purchased one years ago and have used it often and with a joy knowing how much time I saved every time I used the metal cutting saw. My brother, a licensed electrician, had recently purchased into the makita lithium cordless family.
Summary: I bought this saw off Amazon, from one of the secondary vendors. My saw was at a great price. It arrived promptly, but in a USPS box shipped UPS, which is a no-no and a bit of a red flag to me. Further, it was not inside any Makita packaging. Again a red flag.