This seems like it is great quality. It is very light but still has tremendous power. It is perfect for any contractor or home do-it-your selfer. Worthwhile purchase.
At first was glade that Sears carried this saw then unpacked it and checked the blade aligment was off by 1/8" but could be adjusted, common. Then noticed that the shoe had considerable flex especially at the left rear, then noticed that the rivet holding the swivel for the height adjustment on the rear shoe attachment was loose. I was suprised DeWalt would allow such defects as it is dangerous. In addition DeWalt needs to use higher quality material for the shoe becasue it has considerable flexing with only a minimal amount of weight. The previous DeWalt model had a cast shoe, more fragile and will fracture but would not have any flexing. Too bad becasue I really liked everything else: weight, unusally quiet and good ergonomics. With an inferior quality shoe material can't see how anyone would be able to cut straight with this saw. They could redesign the attachment too. I'll pass on the DWE575 until they eventually redesign the shoe and use better material.
This sidewinder was one of the first tools I picked up when I started working in the trades. It cuts through any knot or nail you can find. I think the best feature compared to the previous generation of sidewinders, which featured the knob for depth adjustment, is the fact that you have a direct line of sight to your cut. Now worm drive saw owners have nothing to use against sidewinder lovers. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I am very happy with this saw and i got it for an excellent price. Dewalt is the best