This saw has a canted motor that makes it a good 4 inches shorter than the average inline model. That and a 4-way blade clamp make for easier tight-quarters cutting; the tool fits better between joists and with the blade turned sideways it can almost cut flush into corners—as you might need to do when cutting a bottom plate free from the floor or a wall free at a corner. While not specifically designed for one-handed cutting, the DWE357 is light enough and short enough to be used in that manner.