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Metabo 18V Circular Saw, Next Evolution in Saws?

As features get added to our tools we see an evolution across the board, one tool adds a better shank or recip saw goes to a tool-free blade changes and magically the rest follow. Circular saws are prime for a pretty substantial overhaul across the board, first off with more powerful brushless motors and higher capacity batteries, corded circ saws are going to be less and less common until one day it’ll seem as out of place as a corded drill on a jobsite. Circular saws are designed for portability, nothing fights that more than a cord so it seems pretty natural they’ll go away.

Where standard circular saw suffer the most is accuracy, these are traditionally rough cut tools, ripping stacked plywood or framing a house but not a go to for precision work. The Metabo KS 18V LXT 57 Circ Saw ($199, bare) is the first example of the next evolutionary leap in cordless circular saws to integrate track ready design, with the Bosch “Strong Arm” Circ Saw (see full MegaWattCrew Launch) later 2019 as well as Makita’s new XSH08 both with a similar design and we are sure others will follow very soon. (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL 5-3/8″ Circular Saw 2530-21XC Review

We originally posted on the Milwaukee M12 Circular Saw a while back but wanted to put it in the hands of a friend and craftsmen who would have the opportunity to really use this tool on a daily basis and see what he thought.

Milwaukee M12 2530

GUEST BLOGGER: My name is Matt Bowman, and I’m excited to have been asked to write a review for the COPTOOL blog. I work at a small fabrication shop called Griffen Hollow Studio, and our scope of projects spans from laser engraving and custom woodworking to full scale interior builds. We are located in the cultural mecca known as Columbus, Ohio.

The Milwaukee 5 ⅜” circular saw 2530-21XC ($229) is the newest addition to the M12 cordless product line. Like the other tools, it features a 12-Volt 4 amp-hour battery that integrates Milwaukee’s REDLINK internal electronic regulation system, which provides automated protection against overheating of the motor and unnecessary drain of the tool. The new brushless motor design promises extended tool life, better battery use, and superior performance on the jobsite or around your hobby shop. The tool is ergonomic, reasonably priced, and a perfect choice for both the tradesman and casual user. (more…)

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