Summary: Always seemed a little weak compared to other 14" chop saws I've used on steel. If you look at the specs, the horsepower rating on the motor isn't what you'll get from a competitor. And the clamp is hard to use, like other folks have commented. I've had this saw for six or seven years and used it for a half dozen projects. A few weekends ago it ate a set of brushes. One good thing: parts are easy to find online.
Summary: For the price I am happy with this saw. The cast iron base is nice because it doesn't walk around at all when running. Just like previous reviews my switch stuck in the on position. The first time it caught me by alarm because it was the second time of turning the saw on and I moved the trigger around and it turned off. After that I got used to it but I'm afraid the switch will fail sooner or later.
Summary: I bought this chop saw having been a longtime customer of Milwaukee tools. The saw works well, but does not have the "fit and finish" that most loyal Milwaukee customers have come to expect. Careful inspection of the tool shows a "Made in Taiwan" label, which explains the relatively "cheap" appearance. The saw looks like a red off brand in construction with a cheap "Milwaukee" logo sticker on the blade guard..
Summary: I have had this saw for about 5 months when I noticed a small crack on the left side of the arm (I have used 3 blades). I contacted Milwaukee, of course you need to send it in for evaluation to see if it would fall under the warranty. I sent them some very clear pictures of the crack, explained it had not been moved since I took it out of the box and put it in the bench.