Milwaukee just keeps churning out cordless tools: The latest addition to their M18 line is a 5-3/8″ metal circular saw with a 1/8″ to 2″ cutting capacity for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, and general construction.
The saw weighs just 5.8 lb. with the battery despite having a stainless steel shoe. It features an impact-resistant window and an LED light so you can actually see what you’re cutting from above the saw. Milwaukee built the saw around a 4-pole frameless motor spinning at 3600 RPM. This setup allows you to make over 200 cuts of 3/4″ EMT on one charge.
On their website, Milwaukee says the saw won’t be available until April 2011, although several online retailers already advertise it. Preliminary pricing for the kit (2682-22) with two Red Lithium batteries and a one-hour charger starts around $330, but if you already have M18 tools you can purchase a bare tool (2682-20) for $150. Both options ship with a METAL TECH 30-tooth carbide-tipped blade.