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I owned this a while back and, although I no longer use it as I struggled to get new blades for it, I still have it in a drawer in the shed.
This is a circular-saw but not as you know it. This one is designed to be used with one hand and, unlike the larger circular-saws, this one doesn't have all the kick back that some have.
Anyway, this is quite a chunky size and weighs a few kgs but as most cutting is done on a flat, with the saw resting on it, the weight isn't really an issue.
The handle houses the motor but it manages to stay pretty cool so that you can go about cutting without fear of burning your hand. With the cutting blade being housed inside the body until you need it to come out. This makes it nice and safe but always ready to cut.
To release the blade from the cover you simply push the button on the side, just to the side of the on/off switch. This then lets you push the main body down, which in turn lowers the blade through the guard and into the work that you're cutting.
You can cut a straight line using the laser guide or the width guide that slides into the footplate, the width guide being the best for that straight cut as long as it's not too far into the width of the wood.
This can be used to cut a line in the piece of wood and not just chopping the ends off. This is done by the fact that the blade can be lowered into the wood any where you want and, as the blade spins, you simple lower it and it will cut through with no problem at all. This comes in handy if you have to take a shape out of the middle of the wood, such as a letter box in a door.
This saw sells for about £100, which is not too bad really as it does a good job in cutting through what ever you want it to and the motor seems to be a lot better that some similar tools I have used.
In all this was one of those saws that did exactly what it was supposed to do and it did it well without burning out or falling apart. The only issue I found was that I could not find the right blades for it when the ones that came with it were beyond sharpening.