Excerpt: I have been using both, right and left saws for many years. I live and die by my saw, it's an extension of my arm. My issue is withe the shoe and the depth control. The shoe is to soft and bends rendering the saw unusable if it is dropped. A poly-carb shoe would take a beating. If the guys not familiar with the saw set the depth adjustment too tight, it eventually strips, rendering that useless. Once it is done, it's done.
Excerpt: I'm a carpenter with over 40 years experience and this saw is one the best I've ever used. I think it will be the last circular saw I will ever buy and it will probably outlive me. A great machine.
Pros: Best Value, DURABLE, Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Professional Quality, Safe
Excerpt: Great saw, its a little heaver than the dewalt but not much, I would also like to see a rafter hook like the M18 fuel line of the Bosch. The left side blade is great much easier to see and its cheaper and lighter than a worm drive. A+ here, i can see other brands offering this once people see how great it is.
Pros: Better View, Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Powerful
Summary: I didn't realize it when I first used this saw that it was defective until my piece I was cutting got damaged. I found that the bolt on the front of the saw that allows the guide to move up and down was missing. This could have been a medical issue had I got hit with the saw when it jumped off of my oak trim I was cutting. I value Milwaukee products, which just about all of my tools are Milwaukee.
Summary: no lack of power with this saw. It's a bit heavy, but that it because it is built like a brick sh---house. Mega-saw. Chews up anything I throw at it. Such a huge upgrade over the junker that we had before. Co-worker likes to leave it in the driveway here so I'll report back on how it handles being run over by an 18-wheeler soon.