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Hitachi C18DLP4 Lithium-Ion Cordless 18-Volt 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)
Great for what it is!
Cordless technology has come a long way as far as power is concerned.I own the recip saw.the impact & the drill driver,These tools for the most part replace their corded versions.I’ve had a Dewalt 18v cordless circular for about a year & I’m not impressed with it-bogs down & battery life poor.Hitachi has got it going on with their cordless tools & their lithium ion batteries.Whether you choose their pod or cassette style batteries you won’t be sorry.I just purchased this 6 1/2 circular saw & only have about an hour on it,but I can tell this is a good tool-call it intuition.I own 2 Hitachi pneumatic finish nailers & they work flawlessy with proper maintenance(oiling).Let me add,the worm drive rip saw is far from dead,this saw does not have the power of a corded saw,but with a good blade(diablo or Forest)& a good battery backup you won.t be let down.As far as batteries are concerned,Hitachi is going forward with the cassette style battery(slide-on),they are making 5ah batteries that are kind of redefining battery life as we know it fir cordless tools.I’m committed to the pod style batteries(3ah)& they have great run time between charges.To sum it up,Hitachi has always gone their own way on design & features with their tools & I’m a devoted fan of their products.I would recommend any Hitachi tool-cordless or otherwise.Steve.
Best cordless tools I have owned so far.
Hitachi 18 volts charge fast, have plenty of power, and are built extremely well.
Pretty light for an 18 volt, but meaty and powerful
I already owned the 3 piece hammer drill, recip saw, and fluorescent light with 2 batteries and bag. Awesome kit. This little saw was the icing on the cake. I do commercial mechanical work and use them a lot plus use them working on the house. They are well balanced and powerful tools.
Great for odds jobs
I do small projects around the house. It is nice that I don’t need to plug in.
Hitachi 18V "POST-TYPE" Li-Ion 6.5" Circular Saw-Get’s Er Done!
After running the gamut of cordless tool usages for 30 years, I’ve Finally Arrived! I’ve used and owned 3.6, 7.2, 12, 14.4, 15.6, 18 and 19.2 Volts drills, but obtained a C 19.2V 5.5″ cordless circular saw when getting into the 19.2V cordless system. It has been on the weak side and only fulfilled small, quick cutting needs. There always were power issues dealing with run times and battery storage of my NiMH batteries. I’ve been holding out and watching the new battery technologies develop, especially the Lithium-Ion systems. Consistent Torques, Long Lasting Shelf Life Power, Quick Charging, High Current Output, Longer Life Cycles and Lower Weight really makes the Li-Ions desirable, for Pros or the Homeowner. I decided to take the plunge and outfit my shop cordless tool selections with this new battery technology.
Hitachi Cordless Tools are the best!
This is my second purchase of this cordless saw and won’t be my last as long as I can still buy it. Power and smoothness of operation is excellent! Cutting capacities are excellent! Run time on a 3Ahr lithium Ion battery is awesome! I’m a remodeling pro and almost all of my power tools are Hitachi. Best tools out there if you ask me!
This little workhorse is amazing. Recommend for smaller jobs.