Summary: I have made a couple hundred cuts with my new saw so far, and all I can say is it's a sweet saw that does what it's supposed to. Nice power, and easy to adjust. I noticed after I bought it that Consumer Reports rates it #1. Not bad for a saw selling as cheap as this one.
Summary: i'll preface this by saying i'm a professional carpenter and make my living using my tools. i have owned or used worm-drives from skil, makita, and bosch, as well as sidewinders from porter-cable, makita, hitachi, skil, and dewalt. this milwaukee is my saw of choice in nearly every situation--it is light (4+lbs less than a worm-drive), powerful, accurate, and the tilt-lok handle is a great feature.
Scott Pointon "Former Marine, Librarian, Wood..., Amazon
18 September 2005
Summary: I received this saw as a birthday present, allowing me to retire my old underpowered and inaccurate Black & Decker "Sawforce" saw. The Milwaukee arrived in perfect condition and purred like a kitten from the start. I have been very impressed with every aspect of this thing, most notably: The tool-less ability to change the base plate angle as needed; The POWER.
Summary: I bought this saw about 5 months ago to replace an old Makita and have used it almost daily since. I did a lot of research before buying using online reviews and magazine comparisons. After reading the reviews and having previous experience with other Milwaukee products, I opted for this one. The tilt-lok handle makes it very easy to change positions, allowing for maximum control and comfort while sawing. I especially like the adjustable front handle.
Summary: I was raised on the Skill clasic. I used the Skill worm drive for 7 years. I tried the Dewalt with the front pivot for three months. I used the Porter Cable framing saw for six months. The Milwaukee tilt handle beats them all for ease of use and "controlability". The tilt feature makes it easier to cut straight on thin material, the wide plate is marked clearly for easy reading and ripping, and the saw has more than enough power to spare.
Summary: I've been using this saw for over a year on everything from a house addition to furniture building and its never missed a beat. This is a powerful tool with a great amount of attention paid to fit and finish. Its aluminum sole plate glides effortlessly over any wood surface, and the large rubberized hand grips and Tilt-Lok feature allows for hours of use with maximum comfort.
Summary: I've been using hand me down saws for a while now and really wished I just splurged and bought this a while ago. Paired with a Diablo Saw Blade, you are talking about a tool that will go through anything with almost too much ease.