The Makita 5903R is with a power of 2000 Watts rightly a powerful boy under the circular saws. The large 235 millimeter saw blade reaches 85 millimeters deep in workpieces. So a wooden beam will not be too thick to cut through with the 5903R, whether you cut in length or in width, in miter or at right angles. Because even in angles up to 45 degrees, the circular saw does what you can expect. You work safely and in a controlled manner thanks to the soft start, which allows a quiet start in the material. The solid construction of the circular saw consists in part of magnesium components, which makes it a lot lighter than comparable saws.