"I purchased this saw for very small woodwork jobs, and thought it would be a useful addition to my toolbox. How wrong was I? It is virtually impossible to cut accurately with this saw, as the blade is totally obscured by the guard. You have to rely on a marker at the front of the saw to follow your cutting line. Unfortunately, the last 2 inches or so, has to be blind/freehand making it very difficult to get a tidy cut at the end of the saw run. The detachable saw guide is a joke. Again, it's impossible to get a straight cut using this as it tends to twist and causes the blade to jam. It''s a pity really, as the construction of this saw is excellent, as is the motor power.
It might be OK when mounted to a saw bench arrangement, but as a hand tool it fails miserably....not cheap either!"