This is a very high quality machine. I have used it for a number of tasks, mostly in demolition but also for some tree trimming.
It is often used in conjunction with my cordless Makita circular saw.
I have 5 Makita batteries and 2 chargers, so it is possible for me to get quite a bit done , on sites that have no electricity.
It is used mostly for cutting through walls, floors and roofs. This includes cutting through all drywall, floor coverings, shingles and what have you.
Many of my jobs entail doing a little bit of work in one spot, and then moving to a different area we're only a few cuts are made. Even if the house I'm working on still has electricity , this saw is used for many small tasks. On a house move, where there is no electricity, time is saved in not dragging a cord around and not wasting all of the hours that go into pissing with generators.
The saw has plenty of power. It works best when allowed to cut at its own pace. Pushing on it and trying to force production , causes it to heat up and to go through batteries quickly.
Sometimes I have to cut tree roots which aren't completely clean. Dirty roots dull a chainsaw, right away. This tool reaches into very tight spots and does a good job even if there is some dirt.
The price was right. It was given to me by the owner of a hardware store. I removed all of his old fencing, and he was given a $200 reduction in the price of his new fence. He told me to go into the store and pick out $200 worth of tools. I've always liked Brian. I like him even more now. His wife is Sylvia. Her mother works at the store sometimes. When I called to talk to Sylvia about pruning the trees, her mother answered and said --- "Sylvia is too busy to come to the phone." ( dr. Hook☺ )
The saw is well worth the normal $200 price. As with all tool purchases, my plan is always to get paying customers to supply me with them. I have made many regrettable purchases in my life, but I have never regretted buying good quality tools.
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