After all the positive comments on Hitachi’s very-powerful-for-the-price-point router last week, we thought you might want to check out their new 4″ dry-cut masonry saw. It features an 11.6 AMP (!) motor that spins the blade at a no-load 11,500 RPM to plow through tile, marble, granite, brick, and such.
They also claim that it’s somewhat “quiet” at 85 dB — which, while closer to a screaming jet aircraft than a peaceful nap, actually isn’t bad when you consider what you’re cutting. A “one-touch” lever lets you adjust cutting depth, and the switch is claimed to be “dust-proof.”
The saw ships with a “premium” 4″ continuous-rum diamond blade and streets for a few bucks under $100. (We found it at Amazon below for $91.)