"I am a self employed carpenter who used an older version of this saw years ago. I since moved to lighter saws, (Hitachi etc,) to improve portability. I have now moved back to this beauty because there is no better saw in my opinion. I will happily put up with the extra weight now, having tried lighter alternatives. There is no play in the slide mechanism, the lazer is dreamy and the overall accuracy is great.
My only gripe is the clearance hole to the dust bag, far too small but when attached to correct extraction, or Henry, it is no problem.