Metabo HPT 18V Cordless Circular Saw Targets More Power and Lighter Weight
One of the most common complaints—even among the best circular saws—is that they’re a bit on the heavy side. Most of the Metabo HPT circular saws favor a more lightweight approach, and the Metabo HPT C1807DAQ4 18V circular saw is no exception. Find out how this tool stays nimble without sacrificing power.
Metabo HPT 18V Circular Saw: The Big Deal
Although this circular saw is lightweight for its class, its brushless motor delivers up to 40% higher torque than other circular saws, according to Metabo HPT. With a maximum speed of 3,800 RPM, it employs a lower overall speed in order to deliver additional torque when needed. This should end up helping the tool cut with more power and without dropping the RPMs.
As for the cut capacity, you can expect to cut up to 5 layers of 1/2-inch, or 4 layers of 5/8-inch OSB/plywood. Being on the MultiVolt battery system, you can power it using either an 18V or 18V/36V MultiVolt battery. Using an 18V Compact 3.0Ah battery, it can make up to 200 2×4 cuts per charge.
With a bevel range of 0° to 55°, you have some additional flexibility when making compound cheek cuts for rafters and complex blocking. To help with safety, this saw also features an electric brake that stops the blade when you release the trigger.
Additionally, this circular saw includes a Silent mode, which lowers the tool’s speed to 2,000 RPM. This enables you to work with less noise output. When the load increases during Silent mode, the saw will automatically switch to normal mode and revert back once the load decreases.
Moreover, clear site lines and an integrated LED work light ensure faster and more accurate cuts.
- Kickback protection
- Dust collection adapter
- Soft startup
- Battery power level indicator
Metabo HPT C1807DAQ4 18V Circular Saw Price
This saw retails for $149 as a bare tool and you can find it at your favorite Metabo HPT retailer. At the time of writing, we don’t see any kit options available. Metabo HPT backs this saw with a lifetime tool body warranty.
- Model: Metabo HPT C1807DAQ4
- Blade diameter: 7 1/4 in
- Arbor: 5/8 in
- Length: 12.5 in
- Height: 9.2 in
- Weight: 7.3 lbs (w/out battery)