lightweight circular saw for a woman?
hi all - haven't posted here before (usually over in baths) but i am looking for a very lightweight (like under 7 pounds) circular saw and hoping for one that is not as intimidating to me as those "regular" circular saws are. i just envision myself dropping the saw & slicing my toe off. i need it for very casual use cutting regular 2x4 & plywood types of things.
I have worked with a miter saw & a tile saw with success, but those stay where they are, so no problem there.
I have also worked with a Milwaukee jig saw that we guess weighs about 5 pounds. i wouldn't want one much heavier, but can handle that since it is resting on the material most of the time.
i saw a different kind of circular saw on one of the hgtv shows that of course i can't remember now... they said it was a nice choice for women since it is smaller & more shielded... anyone know what I'm talking about? or have other suggestions?