I have owned this tool for about 5 or 6 years now nad have been very pleased with it. It's a solid, well built tool with a number of features I was looking for when I bought it, and few I wasn... (read more)39;t. I wanted the capacity of the 12"slide, extension arms for the fence, and an adjustable lazer. The digital angle windows on top were really one of those oooh ahhhh! things. The saw has performed well under almost daily use however there is two things that have caused me to scratch my head. Why did Hitachi mount the digital readout on an arm that when the saw is in the upright positionon a workbench ,you can"t see it? I also am not crazy with the support arm that bolts into the two holes in the back to keep the saw from rocking backwards. If you forget to place it, be careful. I did have a few problems with the switches on the lazer (which I do love the ability to adjust it to the right or left side of the kerf) becoming a bit sticky and not wanting to turn on or off. The one thing I can say about this saw is it is a heavy bugger. Almost wish they had mounted wheels on the bottom. Overall though I couldn't be happier.