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18V Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only) with Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade

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  • Up to 3,700 RPM and 50° Bevel Capacity
  • Includes: Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade (1-Piece)
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About This Product

RIDGID introduces the 18V Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only) with Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade. This Circular Saw delivers up to 3,700 RPM and a 50° bevel capacity to easily cut through tough material at the most common angles. It features an electronic blade brake to stop the blade quickly. RIDGID's 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw features a heavy-duty aluminum base for added durability yet remains compact and lightweight. Built with maximum productivity in mind, the LED light provides improved visibility on the job site and the built-in vacuum attachment accepts 1-3/4 in. and 1-1/4 in. hoses. As always, this RIDGID 18V Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, FOR LIFE. The RIDGID Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw includes the R8655 18V Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, 6-1/2 in. 18T blade, hex key, vacuum attachment with screw, and Operator's Manual. Battery and charger sold separately. The AC612N is the ideal blade for various wood cutting applications. This blade is optimized for both corded and cordless circular saws. This 6-1/2 in. 18 Carbide Tooth Thin Kerf Circular Saw Blade is a consumable item.

Highlights

  • 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: LED light for improved visibility in low-light situations
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Accepts 1-3/4 in. and 1-1/4 in. vacuum hose attachments
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Includes: R8655 18V Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, 6-1/2 in. 18T blade, hex key, vacuum attachment with screw, and Operator's Manual
  • Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw: Battery and charger sold separately
  • Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade: Carbide teeth for extended blade life
  • Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade: Thin kerf design cuts various types of wood faster
  • Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade: Recommended for most corded and cordless circular saws
  • Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade: Standard 5/8 in. arbor hole
  • Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade: Consumable item
  • Extra 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade: Includes: (1) AC612N 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade
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Internet # 318850734

Model # R8655B-AC612N

Store SKU # 1006916075

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 10.5 in, W 6.5 in, D 11.75 in

Dimensions

Blade Diameter (in.)

6-1/2 in

Product Depth (in.)

11.75 in

Product Height (in.)

10.5 in

Product Width (in.)

6.5 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Size

18-volt

Battery Voltage (V)

18V

Bevel Capacity (degrees)

50 °

Blade Location

Left

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.)

1.563 in

Maximum Cut Depth at 90 Degrees (in.)

2.25 in

Maximum Speed (RPM)

3700 RPM

Motor Type

Brushed

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Power Tool Features

Dust Collection, Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

5 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

26Questions
caret
Q:How much does the charger for this unit cost?
by|Jul 20, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, Chuck - All information for the RIDGID AC86093N 18V Lithium-Ion Charger can be found at this link: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18V-Lithium-Ion-Charger-AC86093N/314042090. 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 Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw with 18V Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah Battery (R8655B-AC87004).

by|Jul 22, 2024
    caret
    Q:are batteries guaranteed for life
    by|May 17, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello, Jhome - Our batteries are under a 3-year limited warranty until registered online within 90 days to obtain LSA (Lifetime Service Agreement). 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 Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw with (2) 4.0 Ah Batteries, 18V Charger, and Bag (R8655B-AC93044SBN).

    by|May 17, 2024
      caret
      Q:Is it normal to have a little play back in forth with the blade side to side?
      by|May 6, 2024
      0 Answer
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      caret
      Q:Where is the rafter hanger on the 6 ½ inch circular saw?
      by|Mar 18, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  Hello, Foggy - This saw does not come with a rafter hanger. 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
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        Customer Reviews

        4.3 out of 5

        • 4.3 out of 202 reviews
        • 79% recommend this product
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        General Purpose Blade from Ridgid Tools
        I got this new circular saw blade recently to use one a new house flip project. It is a general purpose blade with 18 very sharp carbide teeth. It works well enough on my cordless saw cutting through 2 inch materials and other soft woods and sheets of plywood. If I am careful not to cut into too much metal or nails, it should stay sharp for a long time.
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        • Recommended
        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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        • Recommended
        2 found this review helpful
        Long lasting, smooth cutting carbide tooth blade
        This is a great blade for a hand held circular saw. It cuts wood rapidly and leaves a smooth cut line. The blade comes with a plastic tooth protector strip which is well worth saving. Not only does it protect the teeth from damage when the blade is not in use, it also protects other items when the blade is removed for storage. After extensive use, the blade is still as sharp as new.
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        Quality Blade
        Full disclosure: I have been provided with a free Rigid brand 18 tooth thin blade for my review. I don’t know anyone who works for the manufacturer and have no affiliation with Rigid Tools. The following review is my honest opinion and has not been influenced by the free sample. My review is based on a comparison to the 24 tooth blade that came with my Milwaukee 18 volt circular saw. My only complaint with the Milwaukee bade was its poor performance ripping 16 foot cedar shiplap. It was extremely slow cutting and somewhat difficult to get a straight edge. This Rigid brand 18 tooth thin kerf blade does appear to cut faster for these long rip cuts. In addition my saw seems to want to follow the pencil line with little effort. I really don’t know if it’s because of the thinner kerf, quality of the blade or the reduced tooth count. For whatever the reason it does seem to rip better through 3/4 inch cedar shiplap. I do like the thin kerf especially when breaking down 4 X 8 sheets of ¼ and ½ inch plywood. Most blades remove about 1/8 inches of material. This thin kerf blade only removes about 1/16 inch. This can be significant by the time I break down an entire 4 X 8 foot sheet. Anything thicker than ½ inch plywood, in my opinion, really requires a full size track saw. This blade runs nice and straight on the thinner sheets with my 18 volt saw and greatly simplifies the process. When it comes to general construction this blade does cut well through 2 x 4’s, but I feel like I’m getting more tear out as the blade exits the cut. This may be due to my technique. So the bottom line for me is that this blade will be reserved for rip cuts and breaking down large sheets for drawer bottoms. I do recommend it for any DYI’er that needs to save that extra 1/16 inch per cut which can add up. I plan to keep my 24 tooth blade on my saw as my primary blade and pull out this thin kerf blade for rips and thin sheet work.
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        • Recommended
        1 found this review helpful
        Solid Saw Blade
        Really nice saw blade. The teeth are very sharp. I am glad they shipped it with the plastic guard because I dropped it on my foot when removing it from the package. There really isn't that much detail to give on an item like this. it either fits or it doesn't. It either cuts wells or it doesn't. I have no complaints. I haven't used it for an extended period of time so I cannot give a longevity report on it yet.
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        • Recommended
        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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        • Recommended
        Cutting Loose
        I have been a fan of another brand for some time but with acquisition of this Rigid blade, my loyalty might just change. I have a flooring project, just starting, and I needed a blade that would handle different layers without needing to be changed out. This blade was put on my Ryobi cordless saw and performed well. I am very satisfied with its overall performance and would recommend its use to my friends.
        by
        • Recommended
        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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        • Recommended
        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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        • Recommended
        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
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