Excerpt: After close comparison with the yellow competitor, I found small differences that just made this product better. I liked how the hinge area is designed with two pivots instead of one. I felt this provide more rigidity. I also liked the straight handle which actually provides more leverage than the "D" style. This is more of a personal preferance because only light pressure is needed to cut through most steel.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Grip, Good Safety Features, Powerful
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.
Excerpt: This Chop saw arrived very quickly and in great condition. It appoears that a new motor had been installed during the reconditioning process. Also, the blade cover had been touch up painted by the application of a quick can of red paint. Operation of the saw is flawless and it really has the power to get it's job done.