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4-1/2" circular saw

I have come across these 4-1/2 battery powered circular saws by various manufacturers on the web. Checked out a few YouTube videos on them. Never actually handled one, used one or saw one in service. I have 2 battery powered circulars saws now. So, not really in the market for one. Just interested.



Do you have one?


Are you using it?


What kind of things are you using it for?


Glad you have it or eh or what did I ever do without it?


Are you finding you grab that first because of the light weight or only occasionally because you just like a more substantial saw?
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-15-2020, 07:05 PM
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My Dewalt 18 V trim saw is 5 3/8"

I have had three of those the saws for the last 20 years or so, and they are perfect for most outside work. I even used one this past weekend to trim the 2" branches off a larger 6" one for the burn pile.
Much more quiet and easier to use than a larger chain saw. Obviously, that's a rare application for me, the primary use is for 2 X's and 1 X's in fencing, decking and siding. I do own a 4 1/2" corded saw but have yet to use it for any projects. I got it refurbed off Ebay. This is mine:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockwell-RK...YAAOSwbe5ajHEt

The Dewalt 18V trim, used:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DEWALT-DW93...AAAOSwhctdaYPa

I would be leary of the smaller 4 1/2" size in a battery version, as it may have limited application. The Dewalt 5 3/8" trim saw is now discontinued in favor of a 6" or 6 1/2" size, but I liked it so much I got 3 of them.


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This is the saw I was thinking about/looking at:

Dewalt


BTW, for the application above, with my current saw availability I would have chosen a reciprocating saw.
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I bought one many years ago. Used very little, Worthless in my opinion.


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I had a Makita version of this type of saw, years ago. I thought they went away when batteries could turn larger blades, and can't see the use if you already have a larger tool.
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I had a corded one years ago and it finally burned up.

They are light and are best suited for sheet goods. I certainly wouldn't try to rip and lumber with one.

Yeah, I'd pass.............

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This is the saw I was thinking about/looking at:

Dewalt


BTW, for the application above, with my current saw availability I would have chosen a reciprocating saw.
For the money they want I would opt for a 6 1/2” circular saw. Half the money with half again more cut depth.

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For the money they want I would opt for a 6 1/2 circular saw. Half the money with half again more cut depth.

https://www.dewaltwos.com/dewalt-dc3...dmtpcniku9mms5

I think this is a mistake but at $11.99 this is literally a steal.

Kerrys, be careful. It appears that dewaltwos might be a scam site.
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Kerrys, be careful. It appears that dewaltwos might be a scam site.
Good point. I did a quick search and grabbed the first site that popped up.
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Kerrys, be careful. It appears that dewaltwos might be a scam site.
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Good point. I did a quick search and grabbed the first site that popped up.
Yes, dewaltwos is a scam site. The domain was registered on 12 March 2020, only 5 days ago. The domain registrar is in China and the owner is private.
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I used to use a ryobi battery powered one. it was good for taking an inch off the bottom of door blanks, storm door frames, tho u gotta go slow. won't last too long. I kept my blades separate for different uses, of course. when it's yor tool, u no what it's capable of and treat it as such. like the butt end of yor drill as a hammer.
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