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'm a commercial glazier by trade and lately my job has included using and modifying steel components to secure aluminum claddings to a billion dollar hospital in So Cal. And because nothing ever fits or works like it's supposed to I found I needed to cut some steel. Look no further.
Summary: I picked this up to cut up a pile of 50 year old, twisted and bent rebar that was standing in water. I didn't want to use an electric saw because of the water. This saw cut through the rebar like a hot knife through butter. I got about 100 cuts before I had to change batteries.
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: While it will not replace my portable bandsaw - or my 9 inch Evolution Metal-Cutting saw - it is a great lightweight alternative that finds use where its 6 pound weight and compact size make it a better alternative to the 33 pound Evolution saw. Cuts through mild steel with ease.
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.