Excerpt: I'm pleased with this saw. It is powerful, appears to be well made although the plate is a bit chintzy. The blade is parallel to the edges of the plate so it cuts straight when used with a guide. The adjustments are a bit stiff, but hold well and the handle angle adjustment will likely prove to be handy. I have not used the saw in enough situations to fully judge this feature. I would award it 5 stars if the plate were thicker or had solid rolled edges.
Pros: Adjustments Work Well, Good Design, Powerful, Relatively quiet
Excerpt: I've just used this saw to build a small pressure treated wood deck and cut out several stair stringers. This left bladed saw is awesome with only 2 exceptions. You have to adjust the depth of the blade when cross cutting 2x4's because the blade guard binds itself on the board somehow. It might be user error but my Porter Cable and Dewalt saws don't seem to have that issue. The other exception is the weight. This saw after a days use becomes very heavy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Safe
Excerpt: I am a fussy Kraut and am disappointed by anything less than #10, and I am distinctly put off by false promises. I was NOT disappointed - all is good. Great saw that will last a life time. Then again, at 71, I only have 29 years to go. If you are looking for a saw, quit messing around and buy this one. you can thank yourself later.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Long Run Time, Powerful, Safe
Excerpt: I have my fathers 40 yrs old craftsman all metal saw. It's like cutting wood with a butter knife compared to this saw!It takes a little time getting used to the left side blade,Now i would not buy a saw thats not left bladed.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Powerful
Excerpt: The best circular saw I can find at present. I still miss my old Milwaukee with the two switches (one top and one back of handle for accurate setting and follow. made the mistake of selling it (after twenty years) to a friend some twenty-five years ago. The tilt helps but does not allow for the easy switch from top guidance to follow through on the cut. It is also much heavier than my old Milwaukee. Don't remember the model number of the old saw.
Pros: Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Safe