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post-ryobilaser2.jpgLike Skil’s “LaserX2” — which we mentioned back in June — Ryobi’s new “dual-laser” circular saw projects two parallel laser beams to show not only the line along which the saw’ll cut, but also the area of material that’ll be lost to the blade.  (The area between the two beams represents waste.)  Ryobi’s calling this the “Exactline Laser Alignment System.”

Besides the abundance of lasers, this is essentially the same 7-1/4″ corded circular saw that they’ve offered for some time.  Features include a bevel adjustible from 0 to 51.5 degrees with positive stops at 45 and 51.5 degrees (“for compound rafter cuts,” says Ryobi), a spindle lock, a dust chute to facilitate vacuum hookup (for almost dustless cutting), and a 10′ power cord.

As usual, it’s available exclusively at Home Depot, currently for $69 according to their website.  That’s a little less than the Skil, though careful shopping puts them pretty much in the same cart.

The Dual-Laser Circular Saw [Ryobi]
“Street” Pricing  [Home Depot, which is chock full of the only place you can get Ryobi]


2 Responses to New: Ryobi’s Dual-Laser Circular Saw

  1. PeterP says:

    How long until Dewalt releases a 3 laser version? It’s the razor blade wars all over again!

  2. Ruben says:

    They should put a few bubble levels on this and a handy quick-attach wall mount so you can use it as a laser level. Or maybe a dispersion lens so that if it gets dark you can use it as a flashlight.

    Lasers scare me due to the damage they can do to your eyes. I’m even scared of the lasers on cash registers that seem to hit your eyes when you’re buying groceries at the supermarket. Especially for those carrying babies in their arms; the lasers attract their attention and they stare at it for more than a few seconds. Who knows how many cones and rods are being burnt out of their little eyes . . .

    Less lasers please. Just leave these tools alone so that we can actually use our brains and imagination to make jigs for cutting straight lines in different situations, rather than relying on new-fangled lasers.

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