This is the first power tool I have ever bought and that just about two months ago after nearly buying the yellow brand. I haven't put it truly through its paces yet.
*Electronic Brake... haven't timed it but its slows down to a stop the blade pretty quickly
*Laser is green..very visible and came out of the box with a need for calibration.. cuts are spot on.
*Dust extraction is acceptable (I would contemplate using it in my living room if I needed to). I use a 6.5 hp shop vac and lean a piece of carboard against the back of the Portamate PM7000 workstation to so all the sawdust slides down to floor making for a quick clean up.
*Its a beast (72.6 lbs)but it has to strategically placed rubber carrying handles and being lock the arms down and from sliding is great. (I would be very surprised if I had to carry it more than once a year out of my garage)
*It has place to put a small padlock to prevent unauthorized use. I unplug everything and put the extension cord away when I am not using it eventhough my kids are small enough that even if they could unlock the door to the garage they wouldn't have the strength to pull the door open. Having a physical lock for me is great for situations like this: Inlaw asked me the other day if I had any power tools that he could use to cut his tough dry fish product... Instant visualization of dried fish dust in my TS75, CT33, or Jet 12SCMS. (Yes, my answer was no then I handed him a hacksaw)
*Offset of mounting brackets didn't make for a instant fit for the portamate pm7000 (HTC will send out brackets happily and free)
*I really enjoy the saw but if I were a professional and needed portability I would pass on this beast.
*Really glad I passed on the yellow brand
*I wasn't familiar with Festool when I bought it otherwise I would have bought the Kapex (my other uncle may be getting this saw for a gift this year if I starting using it more so I can justify to myself getting the Kapex)
*I wish I knew of Festool before I bought it and the portamate stand but as you can see below in my signature that I have been on the right path since March 1st! (Uncle Bob, its that time again... I will call you tomorrow to place another order!)
Has anyone had experience with this saw? I would like to hear how it compares to other saw because I don't have anything else to compare it tohttp://www.jetwilton.com/us/manufacturing/en/product.html?node=4528&product=88248