Great product but will be getting gruntier batteries.
I brought this saw as a replacement for the one i already have as the motor needed replacing on my old one, and the cost of a new motor was the same as replacing it due the the warranty running out,.
Powerful saw very happy make sure you use a 5 ah battery.
Great tool to use very versatile.
- Hitachi saw
- Used hitachi gear for years really hard wearing
- nice tool
Hitachi C18DSL/L4 18V Cordless Circular Saw – Body Only (Slide On Battery)
- Slide-on battery (not supplied)
- Electric brake for operator safety
- 24 tooth slimline TCT blade (1.6mm kerf) reduces battery drain to maximise cutting time
- Spotlight illuminates cut line
- No riving knife means easier plunge cutting
As cordless saws go this is up there in top ten battery life is good will last all day if your cutting 8mm ply but struggled cutting though 18mm ply but it is battery powered so its expected.
I have not had the time to use it as much as i planned but i have used it to cut an oak board 400*18 mm with an excellent result.
Ordered tuesday morning, delivered thursday morning by uk mail – free delivery. Essential data: blade dia 165mm (6½”) bore 30mm (europe) max. Depth 90°: 57mm (2¼”) 45°: 40mm (1 9/16″)supplied in a stout, bespoke, cardboard box suitable for storage but not ideal on site as it has no hand-holds; includes blade (fitted), wrench to change blade, steel fence (guide) and 20-language ‘handling instructions’ (user manual). The latter has two major defects: 1)the text refers to 16 illustrations (figs 1-16), only the last of which is in the text, and with no indication of where they can be found. Figs 1 – 15 plus accessory parts references are towards the back of the book immediately after the russian language section. There’s no spare parts list, but one can be found on-line by searching for ‘hitachi-c18dsl spare-parts’. 2) the manual fails to highlight the vital and unexpected feature of the blade mounting bolt having a left-hand threadi picked this saw as a bare unit because: 1) i already have a hitachi combi drill (excellent piece of kit) and its charger is compatible with all current hitachi/hikoki 18v batteries, and 2) the blade is on the left which is the ‘right’ way round for a right-handed person. It seems to have been superceded by more efficient and expensive models, but it’s excellent value as a bare unit even if you buy a bigger battery. I thought it was unreasonable to expect my drill’s twin 1.
To replace the 1 my friend broke only for him to replace.