I bought this for jack rafters as my 18v 165mm saw didn't have the depth to cut them. This saw is a beast cuts through them with no trouble, I don't even find it very heavy tbh
(y) This is still a great deal for what it is, to be fair. Just worth knowing that it's fairly old tech now and that other options are out there to compare it against.
Thanks, I'll look into the 660.
They do a 36v track saw and a 36v brushless conventional circular saw, the DHS782 which if I remember correctly is track compatible. Alternatively, the DHS660 is left handed, much smaller than this, single battery 18V but brushless so not far behind in power and I would suggest is a more versatile saw. Its equivalent in power to the 680. Depends if you need the 190mm blade over a 165mm.
This is a left-handed saw making it a much better option for a cordless tracksaw setup if you are right-handed than the other Makita cordless draws which are all right-handed. I would also suspect that it has much more power and is obviously heavier so would probably work as a plunge saw. Im tempted to be honest because of its orientation as I want a cheap tracksaw (using a DIY track)