Excerpt: Occasionally need to cut up to 10GA mild steel electrical equipment panels/switchgear in shop or field. This saw is a 1000% improvement over the reciprocating or grinding type tools we have used in the past. Borrowed it one day and then ordered one for next day delivery 2 hours after we started using it. Such a dramatic improvement that listing cons would be petty.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Powerful
Excerpt: I USE THIS SAW IN MY FABRICATION SHOP. IT IS A REAL TIMESAVER OVER USING A TORCH. MAKES A CLEAN COOL CUT, NO WARPING ON THINNER METALS. ONLY COMPLAIN IS THE SHOE MOUNT NEEDS ATTNTION. I WELDED MINE BACK ON. IT IS STAINLESS SO ITS NOT A FIX FOR EVERYONE.
Summary: Great tool, bought it for 2 specific projects, building stairs with 10" c-channel stringers and for some compound beveled cuts on steel tube (more on that below). It cut the C-channel like i was cutting 2x12 with a good sharp worm drive circ saw with mininimal cleanup as others have noted. Note that, unlike a conventional circ saw, it is very had to see your blade hitting your mark.
Summary: Fantastic, this is a must have for anyone doing various metal work. Unbelievable, ripping sheet metal fast as a skill saw can rip a sheet of plywood. The more that I use this saw, the better I like it. When working with metal you likely need one these saws real bad and may not know it yet.