I feel like giving this saw a negative rating if possible but to be fair when it worked it worked well so I thought that was worth a couple of stars.. Unfortunately, although I used it on rare occasions and for very minor projects, it quit working after about 6 months. Everyone needs to know that the Craftsman guarantee on tools does NOT apply to power tools. The warranty it did have did gave me no remedy; I took the circular saw back to the store where purchased and they supposedly sent it in for repair. When I got the saw back the first time I used it to cut a pine two by four and it quit again. I returned it to the store and a few weeks later was notified to pick it up again. I was tired of just going in circles so when the saw quit again, I asked them to just give me a different saw but all they no would do was give me a number call. When I called the number they told me I had to take it back for repair but by now the warranty had expired so they would go nothing.
Knob Noster, MO