Hitachi 18V Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw – C18DGLP4
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Hitachi C18DSLP4 Lithium-Ion Cordless 18-Volt 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw with Rip Guide, Saw Blade and Box Wrench (Tool Only, No Battery)
How do I love thee, Hitachi portable saw? Let me count the ways…
“Power” may be in the eye of the beholder because this saw has done everything I’ve asked it to, including ripping full-measure 2x4s (108 year old heart pine) and numerous cross cuts and beveled cuts. What I really really like about it is (are):
Highly recommended…. if you have the juice to run it 😉
You’ll want to use the larger capacity 3.0ah lithium batteries or the more rare 4.0ah lithium batteries (which is what I use) as this sucker chews through the juice. HOWEVER, if you give it the power it needs, it works great! Cut through many 2×4’s and 2×6’s w/o a hitch. Also made many long cuts on a 1.5″ thick and 6′ long butcher-block counter-top on a single 4.0 battery charge! Overall, if you were using this in the field, just make sure you’re using the higher capacity batteries as the 1.5ah don’t cut it.
Perfect circular saw!
Fantastic saw! It has plenty of power to cut through anything you’d reasonably cut with a circular saw (2x’s, plywood, etc.) I would definitely recommend the 3.0 amp hour or 4.0 amp hour batteries as this thing does use up the amps. It is perfectly weighted- not heavy at all but not so light that it feels unstable. I will say that one of the most unexpectedly enjoyable features is how quiet it is for a circular saw. My dad has a DeWalt cordless that I thought was quiet but this is a whisper compared to that. This saw has a little work light in the front which is kinda nice occasionally too. The adjustments for angle and depth of cut are pretty accurate and easy too. Bottom line is that this is a great saw. I highly recommend it along with the entire Hitachi 18V slide battery line of tools!
mobility, agility, flexibility
I am not a pro, but found over the yrs I became a ‘handier man’ than handy man…. Usually stayed with Sears Craftsman on their heavy duty models. But we got some acreage and i find myself with heavier/thicker material and projects that are not always right ‘up agin’ the house, so no power source. i read the reviews and paid the money…. Hitachi, where have you been my whole life.? Technology is a beautiful thing, Lithium Ion. my little jobs take seconds now instead of minutes or hours requiring recharging. .
Does what it’s supposed to do – I like it
I already had the Hitachi 18V Li-ion drill/impactdriver/flashlight set. While I considered ordering the 3.0Ah battery for this saw, the 1.5 Ah batteries work fine for the basic sawing that I do like trimming bottoms from doors, sawing 4X8 paneling in half and cutting down 2X4s and 2X6s. All my power hand tools are Hitachi. They’ve worked very well for me.
it’s very handy not having a cord hanging around and I really like the LED light
For what it is, it does it’s job well. It’s not a heavy duty saw but it has no problem with cross-cuts. You just have to go a little slower & cut straight or it’ll bind up. Still, it’s very handy not having a cord hanging around and I really like the LED light, it makes it very easy to stay on the line. I’ve used it extensively cutting up kindling, plywood & 2x’s. I have the Hitachi drill with the same battery but I purchased an additional 3.0amp/hr battery (Hitachi 330067) for this and it lasts quite a while. I’m happy I made the purchase, I’d buy it again.
Did feel a little awkward with the left side mounted blade so it felt like a left handed saw but after you got used …
I was building a shed this past summer and electricity was a problem so I picked up some battery powered tools that matched my Hitachi drill set. This little saw did the job.Did feel a little awkward with the left side mounted blade so it felt like a left handed saw but after you got used to it, it worked out fine. I still prefer my Rigid Fuego framing saw for the tough jobs but for what I was using it for and lack of electricity, this saw, did the job. If you are looking for a good running and good cutting saw with little or no access to power, this will not let you down if you couple it with a good 3amp hour battery.
I’m very pleased with this Hitachi C18DSLP4 Circular Saw
I did receive this Hitachi C18DSLP4 18Volts Lithium Ion Circular Saw (tool body only). Today I did try this saw cutting/ripping 6’X10″X1″ soft wood/board. I was very satisfied with performance of this small saw. Hitachi blade was very good too. I like this saw because is light wait and blade is on left side of the saw.
I like the saw so far a lot. I’ve been using it in the remodel of my house and so far so good. The batteries last quite a long time. The only complaint I have is that the light doesn’t quite shine where it should, so it’s hard to keep a straight line if it’s kind of dark in the room.