About $349; Milwaukee Weight:
8.5 poundsThe verdict:
Featuring all-metal blade guards and a tight build quality, this saw is ready to take a beating. We love its big, easy-to-read rulers on both sides of the shoe—perfect for cutting notches. The depth and bevel guides stay put when loosened for one-handed adjustment, and they return spot-on cuts. This well-balanced beast is surprisingly easy to wield, though it's a tad portly for overhead work. Beware the pain of a paddle switch, which must remain depressed to operate the blade; designed for safety, it seems engineered for discomfort. Fine print:
Aluminum shoe. Magnesium blade housing and guard. Charger and two batteries.