Sometimes I hate my workbench because it's not level so it's horrible for assembly. Other times I love it. Because I can drill through it, cut through it, spill glue on it, let my kids color all over it, and I don't really care. I thought the circular saw was the easiest way for me to rough cut through this 8/4 walnut. Had to do it in 2 passes to make it easier on the saw.