Well after more than 38 tears my circular saw has died. It was a 7 inch craftsman my dad had years before I was born. I know it to be at least 38 because I just turned. The question is do I really need a new circular saw. I haven't had a chance to use the one in my 4pc combo set very much yet. I have some 1/2 inch ply to rip but that isn't much of a challenge. Any of you realy on your 18v cicular saw much and how's it doing? I can't afford a circular saw and a 18vx2 battery so please give me some comments on the kit saw if you've used it much. Thanks John MERRY CHRISTMAS!!