Excerpt: My "cons" are things you should be aware of not really "cons". I own two one is for wood and the other is used extensively for stone masonry, concrete & pavement cutting and sometimes in a pinch for cutting steel & iron (like rebar). The one used for stone is used A LOT in an obviously very hostile environment with wet and/or dry cutting wheels dust/heat/water stones dropped on it. More than ten years of abuse and not one problem with either.
Pros: Dependable, Durable, Hassle Free, Strong
Cons: Diamond Punchout Arbor, Heavy Not A Circular Saw