Woodnthings you are off base on this one.
Talk with any 'master carpenter' whos been framing houses for 30+yrs and theyll tell you things about building that you never knew. Likewise, the same can be said of a professional furniture maker. But to say that any less detail goes into framing a custom house versus building a custom hutch is of no note.
They are one and the same.
If you want to label 'fine ww'ing' as something specific to custom furniture, cabinetry or trim thats fine. But it doesnt mean its any 'different' than any other custom type of carpentry/ww'ing.
I said no such thing... if so where?
It's not me that's "labeling" it as such. If I am wrong, why are there thousands of readers of both the 2 different magazines, Fine Home Building and Fine Woodworking... they are similar, and require very refined skills, but they are not the same. You have missed my point, so I'll make it as simple as I am able.
A Master carpenter/framer/stairbuilder "may" also be a fine woodworker, who could make exquisite inlayed furniture, but not "always". A rough carpenter probably could not.
A finewoodworker could probably build a beautiful curved stairway, but wouldn't. I don't see any stairways in Fine Woodworking Gallery. I see furniture, tables, chairs, Armoires etc.I don't see any fine furniture in the Fine Home Building magazine's gallery.
To put it a different way, I have a 3 types of welders, 2 metal cutting bandsaws,a pipe threader or two, 2 sheet metal benders, a metal lathe, 2 framing air nailers, a full set of automotive sockets, wrenches and airtools but I do not consider myself a "welder", tinsmith, plumber, framing carpenter, or auto mechanic. For me it's about the specific skill set required for each trade or occupation, usually requiring an apprenticeship or specialized training. I was formally trained as an Architect for several years, did not receive a "degree", and certainly don't consider myself one. I can design a house and I have. I can draw the plans for a house and I have, but I wouldn't do it for anyone else.
I feel I have strayed "off topic" far too much and I will refrain from any further discussion of this subject.
AS to the original question, I am very pleased with my 6 1/2" Milwaukee 18 Volt battery powered saw. Lightweight, but powerful and if you have a supply of 18 Volt batteries you won't run out of "juice" even on a large cutting project.