I bought this saw about two years ago now and it's still running smooth. This saw is comparitively light and very easy to handle. I've never used a saw that ran smoother than this. I use the adjustable handle less than I expected...but It comes in handy when cutting 1/4" ply ect. I keep it down for 2x mat.. My only contention with this saw is the exhaust on the casing should be hooded, if you move your head to far down to watch your line you get a blast of sawdust in your face. Also, changing the handle position is awkward. Those are minor annoyances, I still rate this saw 5 stars.