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18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only)

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  • 5,000 RPM and 30% Lighter Weight
  • 2-1/4 in. Cutting Capacity and 50 Degree Bevel Capacity
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Details
  • 5,000 RPM and 30% Lighter Weight
  • 2-1/4 in. Cutting Capacity and 50 Degree Bevel Capacity
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
About This Product

RIDGID introduces the R8656 18V SubCompact Brushless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw. RIDGID's SubCompact Brushless lineup pairs powerful brushless motor technology in a compact tool design. This Circular Saw delivers up to 5,000 RPM and a 2-1/4 in. depth of cut to easily cut through 2X material and triple stacked ¾ in. OSB. It features a 50° bevel capacity to cut at the most common angles. This tool is 27% more compact and 30% lighter weight when compared to RIDGID's R8657 Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw, perfect for quick cuts. This cordless Circular Saw is vacuum attachment compatible and accepts hose sizes 1-1/4 in. and 1-7/8 in. As always, this RIDGID SubCompact Brushless 18V 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 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw includes the R8656 18V 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw Blade, hex key, vacuum attachment with screw, and Operator's Manual. Battery and charger sold separately.

  • Lightweight Design. Heavyweight Performance.
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum power
  • 5,000 RPM
  • 30% Lighter Weight when compared to RIDGID's R8657 Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw
  • 27% More Compact when compared to the R8657 Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw
  • 50° Bevel Capacity cuts the most common angles
  • 2-1/4 in. Depth of Cut
  • Lightweight and Durable Magnesium Guard stands up to the toughest jobsites
  • 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: R8656 18V SubCompact Brushless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw blade, hex key, vacuum attachment with screw and Operator's Manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 7.56 in, W 8.86 in, D 12.91 in

Dimensions

Blade Diameter (in.)6-1/2 inProduct Depth (in.)12.91 in
Product Height (in.)7.56 inProduct Width (in.)8.86 in

Details

Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryBattery Power TypeLithium Ion
Battery Size18-voltBattery Voltage (V)18V
Bevel Capacity (degrees)50 °Blade LocationLeft
Charger IncludedCharger Not IncludedColor FamilyOrange
ConditionNewConstruction MaterialAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Cordless Tool TypeCircular SawCordless/CordedCordless
IncludedBlade(s)Included AccessoriesBlade(s)
Maximum Cut Depth at 45 Degrees (in.)1.625 inMaximum Cut Depth at 90 Degrees (in.)2.25 in
Maximum Speed (RPM)5000 RPMMotor TypeBrushless
Number of Total Batteries Included0Power Tool FeaturesDepth Adjustment, LED Light, Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)5.4 lbReturnable90-Day
Saw Drive TypeSidewinderTools Product TypePower Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedManufacturer WarrantyLifetime Service Agreement
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Questions & Answers

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Q:What is the app. Run/ cutting time with the 4 so battery?
by|Feb 20, 2024
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Q:Is there a rip fence made for this?
by|Jan 13, 2024
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A:  Hello, Bobt - Yes, this circular saw's rip guide part number is 690119004. 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|Feb 28, 2024
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    A:  Useless info from Ridgid, Can't find that part number ANYWHERE, all websites say "discontinued"!!!!

    by|Feb 7, 2024
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      Q:Does this saw have a light when you pull the trigger?
      by|Nov 16, 2023
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      A:  Hello, Qwerty23 - Thank you for your question. Yes, this saw has a light that is activated when you pull the trigger, and turns off when the trigger is released. 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 or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only). - Jesse

      by|Nov 17, 2023
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        Q:Does it come with the cut guide bar?
        by|Oct 21, 2023
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        A:  Hello, Dennis - Thank you for your question. I'm sorry, no. A guide is not included. An edge guide can be purchased separately. 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 or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only). - Jewel

        by|Oct 25, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5
          • 4.6 out of 171 reviews
          • 78% recommend this product
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          So far so good ... Handy light weight tool..
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          Easy to use
          I will start out explaining why I only gave this saw 4 stars. I understand it was sold as "tool only" however it came with no paperwork/instructions. I went to the HD website to figure out how to install the blade. The instructions said to refer to the diagram, but there was none. Anyway, once I got the blade installed, I was very impressed with how great the saw is. The handle is well padded and easy to grip. With an 18 volt battery (not included) the saw is well balanced and has plenty of power to handle any job. I am replacing a deck and this saw has come in so handy for on the site cuts.
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          • Recommended
          Light Weight. Compact. Cuts Nicely
          Love this light weight saw. It does use a 18V Rigid battery. So you have to have that to get it to work. It comes with a blade and has all sorts of safety features in the saw. I never owned one of these before. I always was fearful in cutting myself due to size and weight. This saw curbs that fear. It is sharp, glides down your wood path and has a variety of safety features to stop cutting. I like that you can leave it in the box too. As a non-handy man, I usually leave my tools in their original box, if I can. It makes it easier to store them on a garage shelf. I don't have a big tool chest or wood working area to leave this out. Additionally, with my use, which will likely be only a few times a year as needed, it is a nice plus that it is compact! It will nicely be tucked away. I like that it can cut up to 2" depth and can be put on a angle. It has a safety/plastic guard and comes with a vacuum attachment too. I have already used it once to build a small step and it was so easy to handle. No cords. Not heavy. The directions are fairly easy to read. Rigid does a good job with that. They also have online video tutorials too. It has a lifetime warranty with product registration!
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          2 found this review helpful
          Best cordless Circular Saw
          This is my first Ridgid Cordless Circular Saw. I love how Ridgid has packed the same awesome power and features into a Subcompact saw. With up to 5,000 RPM motor, there's always the power you need. I love that this subcompact saw is 27% more compact and 30% lighter weight. This circular saw feels well balanced and won't tire you out with prolonged use. It is perfect for quick cuts. It is also ideal when working in tighter space. This cordless Circular Saw is vacuum attachment compatible and accepts hose sizes 1-1/4 in. and 1-7/8 in. For me, the most appealing feature for is this saw is 100% compatible with all Ridgid 18V batteries. The cutting blade is very easy to install and remove and takes only minimal time. Features 50° bevel capacity cuts the most common angles, 2-1/4 in. depth of cut. Offers clean and precise cuts at any angle setting. Lightweight and Durable Magnesium Guard stands up to the toughest jobsites An added feature is a LED Light for improved visibility in low-light situations.
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          • Recommended
          2 found this review helpful
          good saw
          This brushless, 18V circular saw is very convenient because there is no AC power cord needed. Removing the battery is quick, and you are less likely to leave a power source connected when changing blades of making adjustments. There is a safety switch near the power button too. A vacuum attachment is included with the saw to collect sawdust. It comes as "tool only", so I needed to get Ridgid batteries and charger. It has a 2-1/4" max depth of cut and 1-7/16" cut at 45 degrees. The saw is fairly quiet compared to other saws. A 6-1/2" blade is max blade diameter. An 18-tooth carbide blade is included. My first test cut was a crosscut of white oak with great results. The blade change arbor hex wrench is included (left-hand thread), and there is a rafter hook on one side to hold the saw if you are up on a ladder.
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          1 found this review helpful
          Great cordless saw
          The ridgid subcompact cordless is a circular brushless saw that I wish I had many years ago. The saw I had didn’t last long since my dog chewed the cord. I received the saw a week ago and I have so many wood planks to cut. The instructions book for the circular saw give many safety warnings. The best feature for me is that it is cordless but I couldn’t use it yet because the battery was not included so I have to buy one.
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          1 found this review helpful
          UPGRADE!!
          Talk about about an upgrade... Its all about the little things.. Being brushless this saw should run longer & stronger per charge than my previous X4 model did. Some of the simple upgrades that they did were. To start the saw is now geared for Right handed users... I had gotten used to my older saw & never thought to compare it to my full size saws. Dust extraction port is a nice touch. This model is significantly lighter than my X4. The only feature that i am not a fan of yet is the depth adjustment. its out of the way but not as easy to function as the old was. i look forward to putting this saw to WORK
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          • Recommended
          Perfect Saw!
          The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 6 1/2 in. Circular Saw is a mid-sized lightweight saw that works with 18 Volt Ridgid batteries (not included). I attached a 4AH battery and the saw easily gut through anything I tried. The blade is super sharp and has a very thin kerf. The allen key for blade mounting stores onboard, and the blade mount is left-hand thread, pretty much the standard on circular saws. This saw weighs in at 7 lb.s and 5 ounces with a 4 AH battery attached. This saw is great when you don't feel like dealing with extension cords, or are too far from an electrical outlet. Very nice!
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          1 found this review helpful
          Great Looking, Lightweight, Powerhouse
          Not only is this a great looking saw, it's a little powerhouse. It's lighter in weight, but has more speed and it's brushless. It has a magnesium guard, making it stronger and lighter. The angle and depth adjustments are easy to make, no struggling with the controls. An LED is included and that's always nice. Its compact size, light weight and power makes it a great space saving saw for the toolbox. It's a little beast. This one has earned a permanent place in my toolbox. It's smooth and fast, using the popular and easy to find 6-1/2" blades with the 5/8" arbor. I really like that the blade is on the left, making it easier to see the blade and the cut. An onboard tool slot keeps the wrench close, but out of the way. A vacuum attachment is already in place that fits 1-1/4 and 1-7/8". Cutting depth at 0° is 2-1/4, 1-5/8 at45°, 1-7/16 at 50°. No load speed 5000rpm. The switches are easy to use and help prevent accidental starts. The blade stops quickly when the trigger is releases. The handle is ergonomically designed so that you can comfortably use it all day. This saw comes with a well-made rafter hook already installed. You can add an optional edge guide for longer cuts if you'd like. This saw surprised me. There's nothing about it that I don't like. It's a little hotrod. You don't have to use a bigger, heavier saw all the time. This is a great addition to anybody's tool collection. Great job RIDGID.
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          2 found this review helpful
          Easiest to use power saw ever!
          My new “Rigid” 18V subcompact cordless circular saw came yesterday morning. It’s super compact and a great lighter weight than any saw I’ve ever used! It cut every angle I needed to make bluebird nesting boxes. I really like the fact that I can use it anywhere without needing an electric outlet source. Because it’s built for a lifetime, the “Rigid” manufacturer gives a lifetime service agreement for the saw which tells me that this unprecedented protection policy makes this the tool I will always use for my woodworking projects! Thank you so much to the manufacturer of this circular saw for an exemplary tool!
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          1 found this review helpful
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