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Milwaukee's 18-volt, 6-1/2-inch circular saw features a wide, sturdy base, tool-free bevel adjustment up to 50 degrees, a 2.4 amp hr ni-cad battery for a long run time, and an electric brake. The 6-1/2-inch blade runs at 3,200 rpm, and easily cuts two-by-four material on a 45-degree bevel. Tools are often described as having good balance; with Milwaukee's saw it's easy to see what this means. Held in a regular grip–with the saw's weight balanced on your fingers right behind the trigger–the saw will hang just about level, so all the lifting is done with your arm rather than your wrist and hand. Balance like this, coupled with the saw's comfortable soft-grip handle, makes a big difference in user fatigue at the end of the day. In fact, everything about the saw seems designed with user convenience in mind, right down to the thumb-reachable placement of the safety catch, and the big, easy-to-depress spindle-lock button for blade changes. The saw comes with two batteries, a one-hour charger, a sturdy rip fence, a 6-1/2-inch blade, and a tough carrying case. –Brian Trinen
Great saw. Feels right in your hand
The Milwakee 18v circular saw is a great saw. The 18 volts gives it enough power to cut through even very hard woods, and by the time the battery gets low, the second battery is already charged and ready to go.
used to cut exotic hardwoods
I purchased this saw for use in a hardwood lumber yard. We use it to cut things like 2″ thick bubinga (VERY hard wood) it cuts it like it’s Pine. Great saw.
the best of the cordless saws by far.
ok, first off if anyone expects to rip thru lumber using a cordless saw with anywhere near the performance of a corded saw your in for a big disapointment.
Tough to beat
I like this saw plain and simple. It is very durable. Much more so than the yellow ones I’ve owned. It will do anything you ask of it. It cuts pretty fast compared to some other cordless saws. It’s not as fast as a 24v bosch but it does very well. It’s not as light as the Makita nor is it as smooth, and the trigger safety release is just a little harder to operate . But I still really like the saw. It,s built like a tank and feels like it will last a long time. The run time is actually better than some of the 24v saws . Every thing about it says heavy duty. One more thing,that lifetime warranty is hard to beat.
Oh the dreaded switch…
I’ve enjoyed my DeWalt 14.4 tools for some time, and when I finally decided to plop down the geech for a circular saw, I fully expected to continue adding to my collection of batteries with their trim saw. Until I got an eyeful of Milwaukee’s 18 volt. I couldn’t see bumping up to 18 volts with DeWalt, as I’m quite sure that I would need to purchase a second battery. Milkwaukee providing two, at a comparable price, was only the beginning of their growing advantage in my initial comparisons.
Extremely durable, long run time, powerful
Excellent, excellent cordless saw. I replaced a Dewalt 18v cordless with this saw. In my opinion, Milwaukee is the superior saw. This saw is every bit heavy duty; made in the U.S.A. The saw has terrific balance, much better than the Dewalt, and a comfortable soft grip handle. Dewalts 18v offers 3700rpm but don’t be fooled-the battery pack will drain faster. The milwaukee saw has longer run time at 3200 rpm and 2.4amp hr battery packs (2 batteries in this kit vs. only 1 w/ Dewalts saw – at the same price!)and plenty of power. Milwaukee will soon offer 2.6 amp hr NiMH battery packs for even longer run time, however, I believe they will have to be purchased as an accessory. The saw is unbelievably powerful. It rips through 2X material w/ ease and cuts OSB beautifully. I was most impressed when it sliced through 1X oak. The case is nice but bulky. I have replaced it w/ a bucketboss long-boy bag which has room to spare for other tools. When you are trying to decide on a cordless tool, you are pretty much committed to the entire line of tools. Go w/ Milwaukee: Quality, durability, and a new line of 18 volt products that you can buy w/out battery packs/cases to add new tools to your collection.
the cordless circle saw standout
I’ve had the new Milwaukee 18v Circle Saw for a few weeks now, I sold my 18v DeWalt to a friend of mine. Although the DeWalt was a decent saw, it didn’t have the power or or even near the run time of this Milwaukee, the 2.4 amp hour battery is really an innovation in cordless tools. I’ve cut through just about everything with this saw, including uni-strut, 2×12 material, 3/4″ plywood, and many other types of building material. This saw never bogged down, even through a wet 2×12, it got the job done time and time again. I guarantee you will not be sorry if you purchase this saw, it is the standard in which all others will be measured.
Unbridled yet accurate power
You simply can’t bog this guy down. I compared this to a Hitachi C6DC and although the Hitachi was slightly more comfortable, I couldn’t get used to the blade on the right and the Milwaukee seemed to get through 2x8s effortlessly. The Hitachi could get the same job done, but it was worked harder than the Mil. Great tool.
Good but not perfect cordless circular saw
Nice saw with impressive power from the 18V batteries. Good ergonomics and handling with the following exception: Narrow blade opening in the table and the ample blade guard makes it a bit difficult to get a good view of the blade and your cut line while cutting. I thought a saw with the blade on the left would minimize this problem, yet with some adjustment from my usual cutting position, it still works pretty good…. its just in those situations when you don’t have the ‘ideal’ position to make your cut that you really notice it. Charger recharges drained batteries fairly quickly, and as a bonus… the 18V batteries also fit my Milwaukee reciprocating sawzall.