Summary: My other saw disappeared. So I purchased a replacement. I checked out various retailers and found Amazon to be the least expensive at that time when i was shopping for one. So I had to wait a few days, big deal. My local Home Depot still cant match the price i paid at Amazon.
Summary: I like the saw. I had a Hypoid Makita for 12 yrs and loved it. I gave it away to be replaced with the Skill saw. it is still as heavy as my old Makita. I like all the features of the Skill. The Hypoid Makita is supposed to be more powerful but I cant really tell. The Makita stopped quickly after trigger release but the Skill just keeps spinning until it stops, -don't like that. The Skill doesn't torque to the side as bad as the Makita when starting.
Rugged enough for everyday and accurate enough for even the pickest user
Ed Deupree, Amazon
19 February 2014
Summary: Bought this to cut Hardiboard siding. The inline handle made using it all day for a week a non-issue. The 2x4 hook keeps the tool hanging on a sawhorse keeps the tool off the ground, saves your back and keep trip hazzards way down. Powerfull enough to cut through 2x12 without even so much as a change in rmp sound. Comes with a faily good blade for rough cuts but not the best for finish cutting plywood.
Summary: I finally broke down and purchased this so I could quit borrowing my fathers Skil Saw. This is simply the best portable power saw on the market... There is no substitute for it. The lighter weight of this model compared to the older version is very nice.