A very good friend had one of these before me and also has been very happy with his, which was a large part of why I got mine. Looking on-line it’s clear that a lot of people have had these problems. The rods for the fence locking mechanism often bend as well. Just look under your saw and you’ll see how cheaply made it is. Then look under other brands and compare.
Another problem is the raw, unfinished, sharp edges of the guide rails. Reaching for the fence locking lever can, as has resulted in a cut on the back of my hand. I’ll admit I’m a bit herky-jerky but I’m also a long term tool user. I’m retired but was a general contractor for 20+ years, rebuild numerous engines, been a heavy equipment operator, and more. I know quality tools, and this is not.
I’m glad so many have had good experiences with these but that doesn’t change the down-sides.