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18V Brushless Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only)

$169.00
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  • 2-9/16 in. Cut Capacity and 56° Bevel Capacity
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About This Product

RIDGID introduces the R8657 18V 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. RIDGID's brushless motor technology delivers maximum performance and longer runtime. This powerful brushless Circular Saw delivers 15A corded like cutting speeds at 35% faster than the previous generation, with up to 5,400 RPMs. It features a 2-9/16 in. Depth of Cut and a 56° bevel capacity for the most common cuts. This cordless saw features an electronic blade brake to minimize downtime, stopping the blade in seconds. This Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw is vacuum attachment compatible and accepts 1-1/4 in. and 1-7/8 in. hose sizes. As always, this RIDGID Brushless 18V 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is backed by the Industry's Best Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, FOR LIFE. The RIDGID 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw includes the R8657 18V Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw, 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw Blade, hex key, vacuum attachment with screw, and Operator's Manual. Battery and charger sold separately.

Highlights

  • 35% Faster Cutting when compared to the R8652B
  • 5,400 RPM
  • 2-9/16 in. Depth of Cut
  • Electronic Blade Brake stops the blade in seconds
  • 56° Bevel Capacity cuts the most common angles
  • Heavy duty aluminum base provides jobsite durability
  • LED Light for improved visibility in low-light situations
  • Accepts 1-1/4 in. and 1-7/8 in. vacuum hose attachments
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: R8657 18V Brushless Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw, 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw blade, hex key, vacuum attachment with screw and Operator's Manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Internet # 315979537

Model # R8657B

Store SKU # 1006208468

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 9.13 in, W 8.98 in, D 15.32 in

Dimensions

Blade Diameter (in.)

7-1/4 in

Product Depth (in.)

15.32 in

Product Height (in.)

9.13 in

Product Width (in.)

8.98 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Size

18-volt

Battery Voltage (V)

18V

Bevel Capacity (degrees)

56 °

Blade Location

Right

Charger Included

Charger Not Included

Color Family

Orange

Condition

New

Construction Material

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Cordless Tool Type

Circular Saw

Cordless/Corded

Cordless

Included

Blade(s)

Included Accessories

Blade(s)

Maximum Cut Depth at 45 Degrees (in.)

2.688 in

Maximum Cut Depth at 90 Degrees (in.)

2.563 in

Maximum Speed (RPM)

5400 RPM

Motor Type

Brushless

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Power Tool Features

Depth Adjustment, LED Light, Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

8.3 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Saw Drive Type

Sidewinder

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

18Questions
caret
Q:Wow does this saw really not com with a saw guide for a $169? Disgraceful!!!!
by|May 12, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello, Collegvillejoe - This circular saw does not come with an edge guide. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. This question is from RIDGID 18V Brushless Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only) (R8657B).

by|May 14, 2024
    caret
    Q:Can u use it with a track?
    by|Mar 17, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello, Exxon - This is not compatible with our RIDGID tracks. We hope this helps! If you need further support, then call or text us at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or through email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact.

    by|Mar 19, 2024
      caret
      Q:Hello, I just bought the 18v Ridgid 71/4 circular saw. it didn't come with a cutting guide attachment so I was wondering where I could purchase one. Thank you very much for your time.
      by|Mar 2, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello, James - The part number for the rip guide accessory is 690119003. Available replacement parts can be ordered at https://ridgid.ordertree.com/. We hope this helps! If you need further support, then call or text us at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or through email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact.

      by|Mar 4, 2024
        caret
        Q:Does Ridgid make a dust bag that fits this saw?
        by|Dec 31, 2023
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello, Darth - Thank you for your question. I'm sorry, no. The vacuum attachment fits vacuum hoses 1-1/4 in. and 1-7/8 in. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V Brushless Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only). - Emily

        by|Jan 4, 2024
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