Summary: After reading reviews about this saw, I chose to give it a try. My 61/2 inch saw that I am replacing quit on me so I needed to replace it. This saw is well balanced and very powerful. It cuts deep enough for most jobs and I see little use for my 71/2 inch saw.
There was a part missing (the clamp tightner for bevel adjustment) but Amazon sent me another saw and paid the shipping back to them. Great service!
Summary: This is my "go-to" saw. It is much lighter and more maneuverable then my worm drive Skilsaw. It is very heavy duty, but small and light. I like its steel ball bearing construction so I know it will last longer then me. I'd buy this saw again in a heartbeat.
Summary: I really like this saw. I was able to find blades at Home Depot. The power is more than adequate, far more powerful and comfortable than a battery saw. That said, I wouldn't use this tool to cut 2 X 12s all day. I think that would stress it. But I've been using it on 1X, plywood (where it really excels, and 2x. It has no trouble plowing through a 2 X 4. I just used it yesterday to cut slots for 2 x 4s into a 4X post that was in the ground.
Summary: This is my go to saw when I have a lot of sheet stock cutting to do. My barn burned down recently, and unfortunately it had 30 sheets of ½" O.S.B. in it that I was going to put on the roof of my house. It was stacked on its long edge on the cement floor leaning against the outside wall. Several of the outer sheets were gone completely and all the others were charred on both ends and the long top edge to some degree.
Even though O.S.B.
Summary: I read all the reviews before buying. Wound up getting this one to replace my older 13A Makita 7-1/4" saw. The Makita had unstoppable power, but that is not what I need. I'm a woodworker, and I use this to break down sheet goods and cut hardwood to rough size. It is working pretty hard to rip 5/4 Ash, but it gets 'er done. For 3/4" plywood, it is no effort at all.
If you don't cut through materials thicker than 1-1/2", this is a great saw.