First off, you should check your serial number to determine if it is covered under the recall. That alone should take precedence over any other comments about your saw.
That said, your description of the saw feeling like it is "binding" does not fit the condition of the cause of the recall. A saw which is afflicted with the recall cause, will hesitate to return from plunge at the Fast-Fix blade change depth. (I think that's around 25mm, but that's just off the top of my head.)
Additionally, a saw that is marginally afflicted, would be less likely to exhibit the condition in a bevel than it would in a straight cut. You indicated that yours appears to bind more in the bevel than the straight.
It is my understanding that if your saw has already gone through the recall process, or was manufactured after the recall, it will have a green circular sticker on the motor.
But to reiterate above, check your serial number to properly determine whether your saw is applicable to the recall. The comments I made are solely to put your mind at ease in the event that your saw is OUTSIDE of the serial number range.