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Terrible. Stopped working almost right away.
on May 10, 2013
EDIT: I'm editing this review. It's only been a few months and this has already stopped working. One battery won't charge. The other one charges, but the saw itself won't start. I'm going to contact MIT about this miserable excuse of a powertool. Don't waste your time. Rent a decent one for the same price, or buy a better one for a a few extra bucks.
I used this for cutting down some brush and trees in my yard. The largest tree was probably 5 inches in diameter. It worked fine for that purpose, though at times I wished it was a bit more powerful. The manual says the batteries take 5 full charging cycles to reach their normal capacity, so the first few charges I only got literally about 7 minutes of run time from them. Now I'm getting about 15 to 20 minutes (probably 8th use, for 4 charging cycles between the 2 batteries). As just an average homeowner, it's fine, it's a little underpowered and the battery life is short, but I'm not a contractor cutting through steel beams or going at project after project for hours and hours. Replacement batteries do seem impossible to find, but I'll probably just upgrade to a better saw if that time ever comes.