Continuing today’s cordless metalworking theme, here’s a cordless 6-1/2″ metal circ saw from Panasonic. It runs at 2,900 RPM and draws power from an 18V 3.5 Ah battery. It also features a wrap-around blade guard with a transparent window at the front so you can see what you’re cutting.
It looks like this is really designed to cut metal studs or conduit on construction sites — a job which it looks like it could handle. It’s Ni-MH powered — Panasonic sells a lot of tools overseas, too — and includes a 65-minute charger. That might be a bit long for some workers’ tastes.
If any of you have experience with one of these — or one like it — please share.
MSRP is an optimistic $439, but street pricing really starts around $360.