Summary: This Milwaukee saw is everything I could have hoped for in a circular saw. It is very easy to use and is very durable. I like the adjustable handle and the electric blade brake stops the blade from spinning when the trigger is released. One thing that I do like is the quick detach cord that is easily replaced. Not all Milwaukee products carry this feature these days.
Summary: Carpenter for 35 years and have owned several circular saws. The brake occasionally works, the shoe is not parallel to the blade and the tilt lock, while good in theory, is in practice never used. That last complaint is not really valid but I never think or need to change the handle angle. I have a 25 plus year old Super Saw Cat that to this day slams to a stop the moment the trigger is released.
Summary: This is a great Circular Saw with an electronic brake. Plenty of power and a smooth cut. My dad has the same one but his is made in America. I think Milwaukee made a mistake by shifting production to China. The workmanship is still excellent but how can you call it "Milwaukee" when it is made in another country altogether?
Summary: My 25-year old Black and Decker circular saw finally bit the dust (yea). Every time I use this saw I'm amazed how smooth and powerful it is. A few days ago I was cutting up some water logged 2X12's and could barely feel any resistance as I made the cuts (I use a Diablo blade). I have several Milwaukee power tools and only had to go through their customer service a few times. Each time I had to deal with them it was a good experience.
Summary: Arrived on time and as advertised. It came with a rigid plastic storage case. I have used it for many hours in the past year on wood, concrete and ceramic tile. It gets the job done. It is the best circular saw I have ever owned. I am no longer concerned about the premium I paid. It was worth every dollar.
Summary: Great upgrade from my old skill saw Nicely balanced Case came slightly damaged the guys at Toolup arranged for a replacement case. Excellent customer service!! Just ordered a Milwauke drill ad impact driver, couldn't be happier Great company to do business with highly recommend
Summary: I have an 8 1/4 worm - craftsman and have used porter cable.This saw is far better than ANY other saw I have experience with.Table on this saw is far superior,depth adjustment is fast & easy.It cuts with very little effort to guide it.I paid extra for the brake option model,worth the extra 30 bucks.I really have been enjoying using this saw on my garage project.Look forward to turning the pile of lumber to sawdust !!!