Right at the top I’m going to say that this tool is not cheap. It is, however, a fantastic tool to have in the shop. I used a Milwaukee M18 7-1/4″ circular saw to breakdown sapele boards as I began a fireplace frame-and-panel wall. It is so nice to simply grab the saw and get to it – no extension cords to hassle needed. And I have yet to slow or stall the saw.
It was even better when one of the guys in for a class purchased a load of lumber and needed to shorten the lengths for the long ride home. I handed him the saw and he went to work in the parking lot. Bingo. Bango. Job well done.
Word of Warning
The saw is lightweight, well-balanced and I think we’ve changed the battery once or twice since the tool arrived at the shop. It’s the real deal, but we did have a problem with the first saw. It would not spin when the saw was engaged. I have no idea what the problem was, but the replacement saw has been a joy.
The saw, battery and battery charger are available as a kit, or if you have other M18 tools you can purchase the saw bare.