If you’re a fan of the little 3-3/8″ circular saw we mentioned last month, Makita’s now offering it in a combo kit along with their 12V Max cordless driver drill, two batteries, and a charger for $200. While the kit’s driver isn’t our favorite in the field, it’ll certainly drive a few screws, which makes this kit an interesting buy for anyone doing trim and finishing work.
The SH01W circ saw features a no-load speed of 1,400 RPM, depth adjustment, a bevel capacity of up to 45 degrees, and a cutting capacity of 1″ at 90 degrees and 5/8″ at 45 degrees. (This would work great for paneling, yeah?) The FD02W driver-drill delivers 200 in-lbs. of torque and features two speed settings (0-350 and 0-1,300 RPM), 18 clutch stages, a keyless chuck, and an LED work light. Both tools feature Makita’s standard soft rubber grips.
Of course, remember the biggest consideration when buying cordless kits: Unless this specific kit will fill your needs entirely — which can happen, of course — you’ll want to look at the rest of the line before jumping in.