Summary: Very handy around the house. I like to watch the blade follow the line. As I'm right-handed, viewing the cut is easy. Easily chews through 3/4" plywood and lumber and when fitted with carbide-tipped blade, an occasional nail or screw. Made in China may explain what sounds like a loose motor bearing.
Summary: I am right handed so this saw is perfect for me. I can see the cut line and the blade without bending over the saw. Lots of power at 15 amps and very good quality. I have used mine for over a year every day. As with any saw that pulls 15 amps you need to be mindful of line loss. Fastest way to kill a good saw is to use an extension cord that is too small and/or too long. I use 10 gauge extension cords with anything that pulls 15 amps.
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.
Summary: Have used this saw countless times and it is awesome. I know cordless is considered to be the way to go today but I still can't go wrong with this Milwaukee product. We recently finished by basement and after my father used this saw a few times he is sold on Milwaukee products.
Summary: I am left handed and have never found any southpaw friendly products at big box stores. This saw is made of high quality materials and when paired with the right blade it can cut thru any piece of limber with ease.