This sturdy and powerful cordless circular saw can deliver up to 1800 W of raw cutting power, and cut up to 2-9/16" deep. A single charge of the 60V battery gives it enough run time to cut 339 2" x 4" pine profiles. On the downside, the tool is heavy and does not have a rafter hook.
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Pro Can handle heavy-duty jobs very well
The 5800 RPM motor can deliver up to 1800 W of rough power. This is an impressive result for a battery-powered tool, since even the majority of corded saws are less powerful. With this power tool, you can easily cut thick, heavy-duty hardwood and plywood profiles.
Pro Perfect for deep cuts
This saw provides the best deep-cutting results among 7-1/4" circular saws, by having the maximum cutting depth of 2-9/16".
Pro No power cord hassle
The cordless design of this circular saw allows you not to worry about cable management issues. Additionally, it's simply safer to keep your workspace clear of messy power cords, which you can accidentally cut or tear.
Pro Very durable
This tool is built using high-quality materials and is held together by hexagonal bolts. It is designed to withstand severe beatings. Moreover, the base plate of this saw is made from high-grade aluminum, which is both lighter and stronger than regular steel.
Pro Two batteries included, for non-stop work
As this tool set includes two batteries and a charger, you can run the circular saw almost non-stop by charging one battery while working with the other one. It will take you up to 60 minutes to fully charge a battery, and a single charge, according to the DeWalt's internal tests, is enough for cutting 2" x 4" pine wood up to 339 times.
Con Heavy and unsuitable for overhead use
Weighing 10.4 pounds, this is one of the heaviest 7-1/4" saws available on the market. This heaviness is caused almost entirely by the battery, which takes about 30% of the total weight. This makes it very hard to use this tool overheads, as it might cause severe muscle fatigue.
Con No rafter hook for roof work
Being powerful and cordless, this could have been a perfect roof-worker saw. But without a rafter hook, there is no way to hang the tool securely.