Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lana Love it!
Solid, reliable, great tool! No difference in the strength between this battery powered and an electrical saw. Stoked about my purchase.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KevinC Great saw
This saw was quite impressive with its ability to cut like a corded saw. The build quality seems very nice. It is what i expected from Milwaukee. The Homedepot shipped it out quickly and it was a great sale price as well
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alti4 Top Quality
I put this circular saw to work immediately. The Lithium-Ion battery charges fully within one hour. I began cutting boards I needed for the front deck, and it worked just like it said. Great power and ease of cutting. Really amazing cutting power with a lightweight base. The battery has a long life, so more jobs will get done in the day. Guards help protect the blade if you drop it. Battery fuel gauge display is very helpful, in giving you the run time you have left. Milwaukee continues to make an impressive product. I would recommend this saw to anyone looking to do a professional job.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Finchford I don't need no stinking cord!
It's taken me a long time to decide to lay out the cash for a cordless circular saw. For what I do these days I don't make a lot of cuts with a portable saw so I've kept using a corded one and the big thing for me, it has served me for over 25 years and just won't die. What a PAIN! The first time I used this saw helped me get over the sticker shock. It is so nice not having a cord get wrapped around something when trying to make a cut.
When I bought this saw it was advertised with a 4amp hour battery which is plenty strong but it came with a 5 amp hour battery. Sweet! So, only having one battery really isn't an issue for me.
I started with a test cut and found the 90 degree positive stop needed to be adjusted quite a bit. Easy to do and I've made several cuts that were glue joint straight and smooth. This is a very nice saw.
I gave it 4 out of 5 mainly because time can be an enemy to some tools and this one is way too new to know just how reliable it is. But, it is as well built as other Milwaukee tools that I have. And I really like the LED and how it really helps to see where you're cutting. Also, this saw does a great job keeping the cut line clear of sawdust.
March 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RCM Nice Saw
This saw cut just as well, and straight as my corded Dewalt Added 40 tooth Diablo Carbide blade makes nice smooth vibration less cuts. The blade that came with saw is useless. Would be nice if it came with rip fence and had to call Milwaukee for part number. It cuts so well I have not used my corded saw since getting this
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlanC RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX
I for one don't like to read service manuals so if your like me here is what I found out right out of the box
The saw DOES NOT come with a rip guide
I suggest that you plug in the charger and charge the battery this will take about 1hr. Also the charger that comes with most if not all of the tools will only charge one battery at a time If you want a charger that charger that charges 2 battery's at a time with a shorter charge time then you might consider getting this one----- Milwaukee Model # 48-59-1808 Internet # 206211757 Store SKU # 1001488227 M12 and M18 Multi-Voltage Rapid Charger
To remove the blade it takes a 14mm deep well socket and the hole on the blade is 5/8" and the nut HAS LEFT HANDED THREADS also the saw comes with a Allen wrench to remove the blade located on the right hand side of saw just below the top handgrip
The lock blade button for blade removal is located between the guard and top hand grip its 3/8th square an black and mounted on the saw body
The flip up saw hook is very stiff and the first time you try it it feels like your going to snap it off when you try to flip it back, You do not have to push or pull it just flip it back
Make sure you use a small square to square the base plate to the blade to insure a square cut
The blades for this saw are not as common nor have a good over all selection as other blades for this type of application =====I chose this saw because of its lite weight and can rip plywood and 2/4's all day long and does 97% of the jobs I Have around the House
So there you have it, ALL you need to know about this saw in ONE page instead of reading 50 pages of useless info. BEST SAW EVER Its going to replace my skill worm drive corded saw
November 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tazman I purchased what I wanted
Well I got what I wanted
Although it was more pricier than the others
I know that I will have this for a good long time
I just have to purchase additional blades with more teeth
for a fine edge
Yes I would recommend it to you and anyone
August 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill M18 FUEL 18-V LI, 6-1/2"
Purchased this saw for my DIY workshop, and used it on repairing fence rails for my pasture, sure was nice not having to use the generator and corded saw out in the pasture. I am impressed with the 4.0 battery and how much life it had remaining after today's use.
May 24, 2014