Summary: I like this circular saw - it's not too heavy and it does the job for me. I'm a left-handed older woman who does a lot of home repair. I only gave it 4 stars because it seems like there are only a couple of blades (fine and coarse) available in this size.
Summary: I bought this saw when I knew I had a lot of polycarbonate to cut for a job. It is a gem. It performed flawlessly and is lightweight and easy to use. The blade brake is fantastic and WELL worth the extra money.
Summary: Great little cordless saw for small projects - unless you are cutting really big stuff, this saw should do the job well with no cord clutter. Not too heavy and easy to work with. The LED and brake are actually very nice features.
Summary: I have only used this a couple of times but I will compare it with my Craftsman Professional from about 2004, also 18 volt (but 5 1/2 inch). I used the Craftsman for years, it was a gift when I was still in school.
Summary: I'll just quickly add my praise for an excellent product. After reading reviews I'm careful not to run the battery down too much. And I'd stick with using the high capacity cells with the saw - the run time is much better. The Makita saw cuts 3/4" exterior grade plywood sheets like butter.
Summary: This product is perfect. Purchase this one as opposed to its cheaper sister. The added light and brake are worth the extra few bucks. This thing is amazing. Plywood, 2x4, doors, whatever. It chops right through it. I would fully recommend this to anyone.
Summary: This is an amazing tool. I thought my old NiCd version was great, but this version is awesome. Incredibly smooth and strong. Also, it shoots nearly all of dust through the exhaust shoot rather than through the bottom of the cut. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
Summary: My first job with this tool was a large deck. The run time was great. Very long even when cutting a lot of 2x4. I only wish I had had gotten it sooner. I would recomend it to anyone wanting a great tool for a resinable price
Summary: I have been doing home maintenance and home DIY for 40 years. Consequently all my tools are old. Recently I was trying to make some cuts for my latest project and realized that my old saw was worn out. I have become a fan of the Makita 18 Volt LXT line of tools.