Professional contractor who demands professional tools.. I will and have thrown tools straight into the garbage if they don't perform the way I expect them too. I have no patience for unreliable equipment. This saw has taken a beating and it continues to work like it did the first time it came out of the box. Great battery life and plenty of power. My "goto" saw... I hope the rest of the 20v lineup is as good (I'll slowly switch over as need dictates).. If you're a professional or a serious DIY'er, this saw is a MUST HAVE...
This is a great saw - it really is. It's light, portable, and cuts very well. The battery life is outstanding! I'm disappointed in DeWalt not including a rip-fence. The part number in the manual is also not listed on their website. It has apparently changed to a different part number (found out through calling them), costs 6 bucks, but costs a flat 10.50 for shipping! Outrageous! The pros definitely outweigh the cons, but seriously - it's not hard to throw in a cheap piece to make everyone happy. (And what's up with changing part numbers after publishing the manuals?!)
According to the manual the DEWALT CS390FNC rip fence is recommended. But it was not provided nor does a parts search show it being available.
I thought the 20v MAX would be the next set up from the 18V LiON but combine the lack of a provided Rip Fence for this circular saw and the 2 versions of the Recip Saw (one does not rotate the head and is included in most combo kits!) Seems DEWALT is trying to make a few extra $$$ but cutting back on details.
If you need a saw that you can quickly get to the job site make your cuts and assemble or trim product then this is the saw for you. Because of the balance it fits in your hand and is easy to use and maneuver. This is the best cordless 6 1/2 inch circular saw on the market in my opinion. This saw is worth the money. Try one you will never go back. Battery life is exceptional and so is the power. Happy building!!!
I Have owned this saw for a few weeks now. for being a cordless saw it has no problem cutting thru any type of wood i have put in front of it. Love the battery life that comes with it this is defently a great saw to own