Summary: BEST SAW - Brand new this saw has no equal ! Still, I bought this reconditioned, and even reconditioned this saw is better than all the sidewinders out there. This reconditioned saw has put up with abuse for 12 years.
Summary: I've had this saw a couple of weeks, and am very happy with it, thus far. I am a contractor, though not a carpenter, so consider myself an intermediate user. I have an older, US-made HD77, and would have been hesitant to purchase this China-made saw, were it not on clearance.
Summary: Made in china…..sigh.. While this may not be news to you the quality issues are truly related to cutting corners. Combined with the fact the saws cost MORE than ever! So we are paying MORE for less quality so Skiltools can make more money! Don't buy skiltools saws. Look for a used USA model.