I had borrowed this saw from my uncle and used it on a project to fix my shed. I loved it. I didn't want to give it back to him. I've been wanting to get back into wood working so I decided to go out and get my own. I'm glad I did. The only thing I didn't like about it was the price but I guess we all want things a little cheaper. This saw is powerful and sturdy. My uncle's was at least ten years old and mine is on its fourth year. I use it a lot more in the spring, summer, and fall and I store it in my shed during the winter months. I used it to fix a wall on my shed, build a book shelf for my son, make a shelf for my daughter, and fix an old dining room table from my wife's grandparents. There have been many other projects I have used it for but those meant the most to me. It feels good to create or fix something for someone you love. Knowing you were able to do it yourself. Having this saw to help me make everything precise and correct is great. It is a great tool from a great name brand.