I’ll be the first to say that I don’t like the battery powered skill saws. They aways bog down mid-cut. Now that’s what I use to think, until I got my hands of Dewalt’s new DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with Brake.
One thing I learned about the old inexpensive lithium battery powered skill saws was, it’s not the saw that makes the cut, but the blade. Although this is still true across the board, I quickly began to give the cordless skill saws a second chance when I got my hands on this bad boy.
My very first impression was, “wow, this thing even sounds different when the motor is running. It’s true, when you fire up this saw, you hear a razor fast and consistent acceleration of the blade and motor. It doesn’t sound cheap and weak, instead it sounds confident.
The second thing that really caught my attention out of the box was the large aluminum base plate. This bade it weight ess but also the larger surface are made for a confident placement on the work surface.
Here are a few label feature it has for comparison.
Power – brushless motor provides 5200 RPM maintaining speed under load
Runtime – 100 crosscuts in 2 x 4 (pine)
Capacity – 7-1/4 in. blade provides 2-9/16 in. cutting capacity at 90°
Ease of use – bevel capacity up to 57 degrees for increased versatility
I’m really excited about this saw, powerful motor and a really good blade right out of the box, what else could you ask for.
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