Mines came stuck at an incline and the lines are not straight. Bad quality controll for d Dewalt brand tools and for a lazer at that. Nothing was acurate about it. Read some reviews also and the accuracy tests fail every time. Not a good laser to do ceiling grids with, too heavy.
of all of my cordless Dewalt tools, this one compromises nothing when going cordless. Pretty much leaves me no significant reason to even go to a jobsite with the corded variant which I owned for a few years before getting the cordless one. Some advice though, get lithium batteries for it, the old style XRPs make it a bit tail heavy and can cause you to slip and over cut with it. It is more controllable with a lighter battery.
I replaced my old roto-zip with the dewalt cordless cutout tool, best move I made in a while. Take note DeWalt; an adjustable hole saw like roto-zip would be a nice attachment. But besides that, it's a great and powerful tool that well balanced and user friendly. If you need to cut hardy plank or cement board, the roto-zip bit for cement board works real well in this tool.
Pros: good price, well balanced, no extention cord to haul around
I have used this tool on drywall, tile, concrete, and even sheet metal! Works great! Just keep the bit lock button away from the side of the machine! Accidently pressing it while it is running is VERY BAD for the bearings and other parts, damages drive system it very badly if you accidently bump it while it is running. Badly located drive lock button, should be in top or behind current position, where it cant be accidently pressed during operation. (I.E. 90 degreases of existing position).
I picked up this tool in a clearance area of the local home improvment store. I am not a carpenter, or dry wall hanger, but the price was great (little more then a battery alone) and I just couldn't pass it up. I am a welder, fabricator, mechanic, industrial electrician by trade and I threw in the truck with the rest of my cordless Dewalt tools. The first time I broke it out was to use it as cordless diegrinder, I installed the 1/4" chuck, with a carbide metal cutting burr and went to work grinding out some cracked welds for repair. The tool worked like a camp! No chatter, and the burr didn't slip at all. The collet held fast, and it was easy to change bits. Since, I have used it many times for everything from cleaning up shafts for install, and even cleaning up fabricated parts blown out with a torch. I am very impressed with it, and getting a tool to proform better then excpected for a job it wasn't designed for is very rare... well worth every penny paid!