This highly flexible and well built circular saw is a perfect choice for professional woodworkers who need to deliver perfect quality cuts. It is suitable for both regular cuts and plunge cuts. However, both the tool and the accessories are very pricey.
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Pro Great for plunge cuts
Plunge cuts are significant in carpentry. While regular circular saws struggle to make a decent plunge cut, this power tool does the job well.
Pro Excellent for near perfect finishing cuts
This tool is great for making accurate finishing cuts. The combination of high-build quality, advanced MMC electronics, and state-of-the-art guide rail system ensures near-perfect results.
Pro Capable of doing several types of cuts
This tool is very flexible due to it's cutting depth and bevel angle adjustments. You can cut up to 2-1/8" deep, at the angle range of -1 to 47 degrees. Additionally, there are stops at 22.5 and 45 degree angles.
Pro Safe handle placement
The handles are placed in a way that you don’t have to lean over the tool to see the workpiece.
Pro Decent build quality
The body of this circular saw is made from high-quality over-molded plastics and rubber. The rubber is molded on top of the plastics. As a result, the handles will not tear from extensive use. The base plate is made from magnesium-alloy, which is stronger and lighter than cast steel.
Pro Decent safety features
This circular saw has useful safety features.
First, the blade is safely hidden underneath the top guard and will pop out only when you apply pressure to the handle. If the handle is accidentally released, the spring-loaded blade will instantaneously travel back underneath the top guard.
Second, the tool has an electric stop feature. It can halt the blade from being activated. Moreover, the risk of kickback is minimized due to the riving knife which keeps cut material away from the blade.
Con Useless without the rails
This circular saw is designed to be used specifically as a track saw. Due to its large weight and specific base plate design, it would be extremely complicated to use it without the guide rails.
Con Expensive accessories
The add-ons for this product are ridiculously expensive. A single guide rail clamp will cost you $40. A guide rail extension is priced at $133. Additionally, you'll need the separate rail connector which costs $19. Finally, a dust extraction unit costs between $380 to $800, which is almost the price of the tool itself.