Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by anonymouse You will get work done with this saw
My old Black and Decker worm-drive (3051) and Rockwell worm-drive (568) had just died on me. No parts were available, Rockwell is long gone, and Black and Decker used to be great but now they're just home owner junk.
I was using a Dewalt DWS535 worm-drive saw about a year ago and the darned thing caught fire on me while making non-through rips in hard beams. I did not have it for 5 years; I only had it for 10 minutes. I vowed to never buy another one of their products again after that. So I looked around and tried many worm-drive saws and settled on this one. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. This saw does what it's asked to do with no complaints. The blade change is pretty fool-proof and the bevel adjustment is smooth, quick, and easy. This saw has a 3.3-horsepower motor is very very smooth and never bogged down unless I forced it. It's everything that a carpenter could ask for and it has a wonderfully long cord to boot. My only complaints are the weight (15.1 pounds-force) and the blade changing. Compared to an allen key, a hex wrench is less likely to slip and cause injuries. Also I have to lift the guard when doing bevels steeper than 15 degrees or else the guard will snag when I cut. I am also very disappointed to see a Made in China tag on a Milwaukee product. But other than that this saw is great. The true test will be its longevity but from the workout I have given it so far. I am confident that this is one rugged and reliable tool. I currently have three worm-drive saws: this one, a Skilsaw SPT77WM, and a Makita 5377MG. Good bye Dewalt, no more junk for me.
December 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J4Christ Great saw for many uses
This is such a great saw for pretty much any job due to its durability, ease of use, and power. I really liked the fact that it is much quieter than other worm drives that I have used. The first time I used it, the blade flew through the wood like a hot knife through butter. All in all, this saw should last me for a long time.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Worm drive saw
Best cutting saw I've ever had, does not bind up or slow down.
October 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DougM Nice Saw
I am impressed by the power of the saw. The saw is amazingly quiet. I like the blade being on the left side for seeing what you are cutting. It does take a few cuts to get used to the blade position and weight. overall it seems to be a quality tool. I was disappointed to see a made in china tag on a electric Milwaukee tool. The saw base is made of a composite material, it works great now only time will tell. For the price you can't beat it, I would have paid double for one made in America, like the older Milwaukee Worm drive saws, made to last a lifetime. Just my opinion for whatever it is worth.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marine68 GOOD BUY
I LIKE THAT THE BLADE IS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE SAW. MAKE'S IT EASY FOR A RIGHT HANDED PERSON TO SEE WHERE THE BLADE IS CUTTING THE WOOD. I LIKE THAT IT HAS A BLADE BREAK AND RUN'S QUITER THAN A REGULAR SAW.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kfactor62 high quality worm drive saw
Milwaukee has always been my favorite brand of tools. When I searched the reviews for a quality worm drive saw, the Milwaukee 15 amp saw came up as the best choice. Although it is a bit heavier than other worm drive saws, it has lots of power and cuts a straight line with ease. It handles and tracks good. It is perfect for someone who occasionally needs a good quality saw that will last for years. If I was a professional framer that used the saw all day, I might consider a lighter saw. However, It can take the more abuse than other saws can.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hdangel53 Worm drive circular saw
Absolutely amazing piece of equipment. Is doing exactly what I need it to do!
February 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mainecraftsman great saw
I really like this saw. The blade is on the left side which makes watching your line much easier. It turns at a slower RPM than direct drive saws, but it has much better torque and an added bonus is that it is MUCH quieter. It is heavy though, so overhead cuts would be challenging. When cutting sheets of plywood the saw cuts straight with little effort and the large platform keeps the saw stable. There's also a hook built onto the body for hanging it up for storage or to keep it out of the way. I'm glad I bought it and I think it will be the last saw I'll need to buy because of the build quality.
June 7, 2013