I am glad I ordered the saw and, better yet, that I wait no more. The new/old saw worked great, it was extremely easy to start the cut, and was effortless to use. I will be giving it a full workout when I have a little break from other projects in the shop, and a short trip to West of Chicago… Something about a nice conference going on in the next few days.
I will have more in a later entry. In the meantime, to read the background to this wonderful saw, I invite you to read several entries on the Woodworking Magazine blog, by Christopher Schwarz.