I bought this saw at Clarkins in 1978 or 79 when they were closing a store near me. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it other than the ear on the guard that I broke putting the saw in the truck bed years ago. I superglued it numerous times, only to have it break loose again while using it... I took a hunk of scrap off the laser cutting machine the other day and fashioned a nice splint. It should last now!