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?
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
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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Last edited by woodnthings; 04-15-2020 at 07:12 PM.
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.