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Master Mechanic 18-Volt 5-1/2-In. Cordless Circular Saw

Master Mechanic introduces an 18-volt 5-1/2 inch cordless circular saw engineered with the latest technology. New compact design for better handling and boasts contemporary black/gray colors and ergonomic rubber overmold grip for less hand fatigue. Crafted with long-lasting, all-metal gearboxes and delivers 3,800 RPM. Features include: trigger switch with electric brake, spindle lock for blade change, all metal single-sleeve chuck, 0-50 degree bevel, cast aluminum upper guard, poly carbonate lower guard & steel base. Maximum cutting depth 1-9/16". Uses any 10mm blade. Includes: 24 tooth tungsten carbide blade, 1.5A battery, 1-hour diagnostic charger. Plus, it's backed by a three-year mfr.'s warranty.
Average Customer Rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
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5
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Master Mechanic 18-Volt 5-1/2-In. Cordless Circular Saw
Review 1 for Master Mechanic 18-Volt 5-1/2-In. Cordless Circular Saw
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Great idea, not enough power

PostedJune 29, 2015
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George
from Houston
Experience Level:Experienced
I bought this so that I could make quick and dirty cross cuts to fit plywood into my car when I'm at the lumber yard. Unfortunately, on a full charge, I couldh't get it to cut through even half of a sheet of standard 5/8" 5-ply plywood...had to go back in and get them to finish the job. Since I inconveniently left my saw at work, I decided to give it another go with a 2x4 (again, with a full charge) and it wouldn't get through the half of the stock. Finally I tried it with a sheet of OSB, and still had problems after going through about 10" of stock. Not sure if it's just a problem with the blade it comes, the battery, or the motor, but it just doesn't have the power I need to get even simple jobs done.... really disappointed, I was really hoping this would work better than it does -- for my purposes, I didn't want to have to invest so much into a Li ion saw, but it looks like that might be the best route.
Pros: small easy to handle
Cons: not enough power
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 2 for Master Mechanic 18-Volt 5-1/2-In. Cordless Circular Saw
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5 / 5
5 / 5

So much better than I thought

PostedDecember 25, 2013
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from Greenville, Mi
Experience Level:Experienced
This saw is really nice, It has features that I wold not have expected in a cheaper saw like on board storage for the blade removal wrench, blade lock to lock the blade when removing it, and a break when you stop the saw. It also has a fence to help cut straight.
Other nice features are plenty of power and very quiet. Cuts fast and well too but that is more the blade thant he saw although the saw having enough helps too.
Pros: plenty of power, quiet, brake stops the saw
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for Master Mechanic 18-Volt 5-1/2-In. Cordless Circular Saw
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Small saw that exceed expectations.

PostedNovember 14, 2013
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Lefty
from Troy ID
Experience Level:Experienced
Works for small projects. It will cut 2 by 6 lumber and 1/2 inch plywood. Not a replacement for 7.5 saw on big jobs but functional at sites where power is not available. It is designed as a left handed saw so first few cuts seem strange. Owned for a year and would buy another one.
Pros: battery is the same as drill, light weight compared to corded saw., fast battery charging.
Cons: missing battery guage, poor selection of blades
I would recommend this to a friend!
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