Circular saw dilemma - cheap and light vs better and heavier
Today was my third trip to Home Depot to check out circular saws. I have also read tons of reviews but still can't make up my mind. I was all set on Makita 5007MG for $139 but after holding it at HD, I am not sure if I want such a heavy saw. All I am doing is simple projects around the house like building a small workbench, changing trim boards, etc. I am not building furniture or sheds. Given that, I am now leaning toward one of the cheaper saws (Ryobi, Skill) with steel shoe and around 7 lbs in weight. So what do you think? Am I making mistake going cheap and light or those inexpensive circular saws would be OK for occasional home improvement projects?