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18V Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Kit with (1) 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger

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  • Powerful Motor and Enhanced Ergonomics
  • Includes: 4.0 Ah Battery and 18V Charger
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Details

RIDGID introduces the 18V Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Kit with (1) 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. The 18V 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw is compact and lightweight but still provides up to 3,700 RPM for fast, powerful cuts through tough material. The large, stamped font on the heavy-duty aluminum base provides easy visibility on the jobsite. The RIDGID 18V 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw provides a 50-degree bevel capacity for most common cutting angles. As always, this RIDGID 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Kit is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this circular saw kit is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, Free Service, For LIFE. This kit includes an 18V 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, 4.0 Ah Battery, Charger, 6-1/2 in. 18T Circular Saw Blade, Hex Key, and Operator's Manuals.
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Up to 3,700 RPM
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: 50° Bevel Capacity
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Electronic Blade Brake
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Heavy-Duty Aluminum Base
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Accepts 1-3/4 in. and 1-1/4 in. vacuum hose attachments
  • Battery: Lightweight to reduce user fatigue
  • Charger: Compatible with all RIDGID 18V Batteries
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R8655 18V 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, (1) R87004 4.0 Ah Battery, (1) R86093 18V Charger, 6-1/2 in. 18T Circular Saw Blade, Hex Key, and Operator's Manuals
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Does this saw come with a battery and charger
by|Dec 2, 2022
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Q:Will my octane battery work on this saw??
by|Dec 2, 2022
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Q:Does it has variable speed or a speed adjuster as mentioned in the specifications ?
by|Aug 24, 2022
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A:  Hello, Jaxx - Thank you for your interest in the 18V Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw. I'm sorry, no. The blade coming in contact with the workpiece before it reaches full speed could cause saw to “kickback” toward you resulting in serious injury.  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 or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. I hope this helps! --Jewel

by|Oct 21, 2022
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    Q:What is reasoning for having blade on left side of the saw? First time I've run across this. Being right handed makes sighting the cut line much more difficult. I will likely return and look for traditional saw that has blade on the right side.
    by|Apr 20, 2022
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    A:  To me, being right handed, left handed blades are much better and more ergonomic. If using a square on a traditional right handed blade, it's much more likely for the motor to bump the square. It's a selling point for me.

    by|Dec 3, 2022
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      A:  Hello, Tedw - Thank you for your interest in the 18V Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw with (2) 4.0 Ah Batteries, 18V Charger, and Bag. This decision is made by our engineering team. We appreciate your feedback and will keep that in mind in the future.  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 or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. I hope this helps! --Jewel

      by|Apr 21, 2022
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        Customer Reviews

        4.5 out of 5
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        Good, but battery usage is questionable
        This is a pretty standard issue cordless circular saw. It works with any of the Rigid 18V batteries you may have from other Rigid cordless tools. It comes with an 18T 6.5" carbide blade and a hex key tool on board, as most others do. I used a brand new, fully charged 18V 4Ah Rigid battery and made approximately 15-20 cuts on 2x4s and 2x2s. And I cut a piece of plywood. The cuts were okay and the saw seemed powerful enough, no problem. It wasn't a huge project, but when I was done, I threw the battery back on the charger. I couldn't believe it was already down 2 bars. I haven't had the need to use the bevel just yet, but it has a 50 degree capability. All in all, a nice unit. I hope the battery life was a fluke.
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        Light and powerful
        I would call myself an intermediate DIYer. I tackle small projects around the house like shelving and simple sheds and decks. The Gen 4 brushed 6-1/2 circular saw has proven to be a fairly solid tool for about a decade. The biggest gripe with it is it bogs down and does a temporary shutdown when pushed a little hard. This new brushless model seems to not have this issue. Paired with a 3ah Octane battery I ripped 7/16 OSB like paper and crosscut 2x6 with ease. I can push about as fast as I feel comfortable and the saw eats across the lumber without missing a beat. I have never had a saw with the blade on the left, it tool me a minute to get used to but it is really nice IMO. The safety trigger is a little bit of a nuisance, not critical though. The dust port is a nice feature that seems to work well, I usually cut outside so it probably won’t use it. It has all the typical features like depth and angle adjust. There is a slot for a small fence but no fence is included. I really like the saw and it’s perfect for my needs.
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        Great circular saw for various DIY jobs: Powerful, light, and fits nicely in hand
        The Ridgid 6 ½ circular saw is a great tool for beginner woodworkers and DIY users. I use it for a variety of home repairs and small projects around the house like making raised bed gardens, benches, shelves, bird houses, and other small toys. It cuts 2x4s like butter and works well with a 2.0ah or 4.0ah battery. I am also happy to see a vacuum attachment to it, as it creates significantly less sawdust in the garage. I use it with the Ridgid cordless vacuum which has a really strong suction and didn’t need to get any attachment to it as it worked with the vacuum attachment on the saw. It is not zero dust by no means, but possibly 30-40% less compared to using it without a vacuum attached. Since I use it in the garage, the dust output may otherwise be a concern. There is still some sawdust that I can quickly clean with the vacuum itself. It has a smaller footprint and is lighter than larger 7 ¼ circular saws and fits nicely in hand making it easier to control. The cordless operation is a huge advantage as you don’t have to maneuver around a cable that always happens to be in the way. Another relief is that it comes with a lifetime warranty once registered on the Ridgid website. Overall, this is a great little (but not so little) circular saw for a variety of jobs.
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        1 found this review helpful
        Handy little cordless saw with great Ridgid quality
        I’ve been very happy with my Ridgid 18V cordless tools and this saw has been a great addition. I like it’s size for the kind of DIY stuff I do and appreciate its portability and ease of use. Built in wrench holder, easy lock angle adjustment and fantastic ergonomics make it a winner for me. It is easily powerful enough to cut panels, 2x4s and most home project needs.
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        Saw For A DYIr
        Being a retired DIYer, this is the perfect circular saw for me. I am working on small remodeling projects. Slowly moving away from corded to battery powered tools. The saw has many built-in safety features. The lightweight saw grips securely in the hands. The depth and angle of cut is easy to adjust and securely locks into place. Since this is my first Ridgid tool, I had to separately purchase the 18V battery and charger. I had a minor issue with the battery which was quickly resolved via Ridgid representative. Finally, all three pieces are covered by a lifetime warranty. Great saw!
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        • Recommended
        Easy purchase, no warrenty
        I was able to purchase the product easy enough however I was not able to register the product for the life time warrenty. I have a bad battery that needs to be replaced but I can't get in touch with Ridgid. I went to home Depot for a battery replacement, they told me I must deal with Ridgid for a replacement. It appears there is no life time warrenty.
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        5 found this review helpful
        Very Nice
        The RIDGID 18V Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only) is a very good and well-featured tool. This is a "TOOL ONLY" saw and doesn't come with a battery or charger but since I already own several RIDGID 18V tools with chargers and batteries this was a perfect choice. You can use any 18V RIDGID battery in this saw but the higher amp batteries add weight to the saw. I prefer the 2 amp batteries to make the saw lighter. This is a well-featured saw with an aluminum base plate, aluminum upper blade guard, lever actuated adjustments and a 1 1/2 inch vacuum port on the blade guard. There are also molded-in rubberized grip panels that aid in getting a firm grip on the saw. This saw is very easy to adjust and can cut to a depth of 2 1/4 inches. That's plenty for most cutting tasks. The saw is supplied with a 18-tooth general purpose, thin kerf blade that is okay for most jobs. I found that it had a tendency to bind when cutting moist 2X4 lumber and the power wasn't as good as saws with brushless motors. But I knew this was a brushed motor saw when I got it so I won't ding it for that. I haven't tried other blades but sometimes a better blade gives better results. It comes with a Lifetime Service Warranty that covers parts and service. I think most users will be happy with this 6 1/2 inch saw and as such I recommend it.
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        • Recommended
        Powerful portable saw
        This saw will be nice for small projects and you don’t have to worry about extension cords to get set up and going. For battery power, it does quite well. I ordered just the saw, because I have batteries for other Ridgid tools that interchange. Tried cutting a 2x4 and 1x4 which was no problem, saw went right through them. Even used the depth gauge on blade guard to cut a 1/4” groove in the 1x4, worked very well. Saw adjusted for blade angle and depth. It does have a trigger release button you must press to start the saw. Weight was more than I expected, but much less than full size circular saw (also I was using 4 AH battery). This will be a handy and useful tool to have around the house, very portable.
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        1 found this review helpful
        Great weight for a woman to use
        I've used circular saws in the past, which were somewhat heavy for my use. This battery-operated saw is perfect for a woman to use. It features a 6.5 inch blade and takes an 18 volt battery. It doesn't come with the battery, so you will need to be sure to pick one up as well as the charger. I already had the battery from another Rigid tool, so I was good to go. The portability of a circular saw makes it really versatile. Instead of using a fixed table saw in the garage, I can take this tool right to the place I am working, so it saves a lot of time.
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        Great Features!
        I started collecting these Ridgid 18 volt cordless tools with a drill. Then I got a nailer and some extra batteries, and a big wheeled toolbox to keep it all in. I have found all of these Ridgid (black&orange) tools to be top-notch, as good or better than my old (black&yellow) tools. The latest addition to my collection is this 6-1/2" circular saw. As with the others, I am really pleased with this tool. Compared to my older saw, it is lighter, handier, and more compact. The base plate is heavy stamped aluminum, with all the expected fittings and adjustments. I had my doubts about the small motor, but I tested it against an old dry pine 2x6, and it zipped right through as fast as I could push it. Even when I was deliberately trying to stall it, it just kept going, so plenty of power. Of course, if you are actually trying to do a good job, this saw will do that too. My only complaint is that, as a 'bare tool', there is no edge guide. That is something that is often hard to find; for a few pennies I really wish they had thrown that in. With cordless tools, it is important to have a wide range of tools that all take the same battery, so you don't end up with a bunch of oddball batteries and chargers. Ridgid seems to have quite a wide range of tools in their line. Next up I would like a jigsaw and a mini-router.
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        Power Tool FeaturesDust Collection,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Keyed Blade Change,Spindle LockDepth Adjustment,Keyed Blade Change,Spindle LockDust Collection,Variable Speed
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