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I mostly agree with Griff, but I understand your point.

Tools come in roughly 4 categories. (mind that these categories glide into each other, so this is definitely not science)

Home use: like Black&Decker. This is crap and should be avoided. Not even meant to last.

Semi pro and Professional: Usually features the same brands (with the exception of DeWalt, Festtool and Milwaukee for example, they don't feature anything cheaper)
But if you buy Makita, Hitachi, Metabo and similar you probably won't be disappointed. Watch out for Bosch, their green tools are crap for home use. Their blue tools are supposedly professional, but they're also unreliable.

Heavy duty professional: This is the category where you usually haven't even heard about the brands, such as Atlas Copco. This is what they buy in factories where a broken tool is stopping up a whole line and thereby cost a fortune.

I have a Hitachi myself, and it just works.

Do consider putting in a few extra bucks on a plunge saw (also known as a track saw). They can do everything a circular saw can, but are safer and can do more.
Wrong is evil and must be defeated. - Jeff Ello

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