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.
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
Summary: This saw was better than any brand I tried out there.Better than yellow and both blue brands. I owned them all.Very smooth and powerful with no play of baseplate.Last of the breed. Once you go left blade there is no turning back.