I have one. I liked it a lot when it was new. The base where it connects to the front of the saw has gotten a little sloppy, and when it says 90° it's not. Also the bevel adjustment knob has worn out, it is spring loaded if you know what I mean. The plastic has worn to where it slips on the metal nut.
I had one for a few years, worked fine until the base and the blade weren't true anymore and when cutting against a straight edge it would walk off the line. Replaced it with a Makita and it is already giving me trouble.
I have one. It's okay but not great. I don't like the weird plastic ratcheting adjusters for depth and bevel. I am a fan of the direct-connect cord system, but I know a lot of people aren't. I'm sure the plastic base will eventually get screwed up, but mine hasn't yet. I got mine at around the same time that I was starting to use a worm drive again after using only sidewinders for about ten years, and now I use my worm drive a lot more so I haven't beat up on my CS10 too much.
I have CS 10, and overall I'd give it a 7/10.
Not a bad tool, but many of the same problems as the others mentioned. Bulky plastic base, one time the depth adjustment knob came apart and a tiny spring flew over the edge of the deck, never to be seen again.
I have since used my buddy's Makita 5007 and I recommend it over my Bosch.
I have used both as well. Both do have their place.
Cutting out windows I like a sidewinder because it's lighter. For most anything else, I like the worm drive, the Bosch in particular. I think the standard Skil is an obsolete POS. JMHO, so if that is the only one you have ever really used, I can see your point. Best one I ever had was an old DeWalt worm drive I had maybe 15 years ago. Only one I ever saw.
It always strikes me as funny and interesting when I see the regional differences in tool preferences. I assume you like the sidewinders with the blade on the left side for precision work? If I use my right bladed sidewinder for any kind of lumber cutting, I have to use a square to get a straight cut. I look like some kind of rookie HO using it. :laughing:
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