- 7-1/4 in. blade size for maximum cutting depth and corded like performance
- Heat treated aluminum base for durability during use on the jobsite
- 0° to 56° bevel detent system positive stops at common angles for quick adjustments
- Hex grip micro texture grip enhancing micro texture for maximum user comfort
- Sight line blower directs debris away from the cut line for increased visibility
- Grip light engages light independently of trigger to illuminate work space
- All RIDGID 18-Volt batteries work with all RIDGID 18-Volt tools
|Max cut Depth @ 90 deg||2.44 in.|
GEN5X 18V 7 1/4 in. Cordless Circular Saw (Tool Only) is rated out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by AJInstallMGR from All around good battery saw. Reliable and well made. I'm an Install Manager for a building supply company where I'm in charge of several turn-key trade accounts, primarily for windows, doors, and trim. Several times a week I have to pull out tools to perform minor punch work, so I selected a bundle of Rigid tools to keep behind the seat of my extended cab truck for such occasions. This saw performs well for my needs though there are a few things I think could be improved upon: Pros: I found the saw tracked well, though, I've always watched the saw on the line rather than simply follow the notches in the sole plate. The notches are fairly accurate once you get used to their positioning. Appreciate the built-in light and that it can be engaged by slightly depressing the trigger before engaging the blade. I cut light trim (1x material or thinner) and 2x. It performs great with thinner stock, but does move slower through 2x as most battery saws do. Ripping 2xs and/or trimming bottoms off doors will drain the battery fairly quickly. Makita's battery saw rips through 2x with more power and drains the battery less. If you're going to use this on framing jobs, definitely keep a framing blade on it as that will help. Body construction is designed well to send sawdust away from the user and out of the cutting location. Cons: I find the handle and body construction doesn't give me a good line of sight to the blade/line point. I'm used to a more open viewing area on Makita and Dewalt tools, but I've been able to adjust my eyes so that this isn't a problem. Caused me some concern at first. The blade is also slow to start. I noticed right away that it takes an extra second or two before the blade reaches full RPMs than what I was used to with an older Makita. The blade does stop quickly after the trigger is released rather than winding down. Pro or Con on this one, you be the judge. Safer for the user but if there is no internal break mechanism, I wonder what it means for the longevity of the motor. Overall this is a good quality saw and well made. I've owned mine for about 8 months now and it sees regular use for a few hours a week. At home, I'll pick it up over my corded DeWalt if I just need to make a couple quick cuts.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by HOBBS from This saw is RAD I have several rental homes that require small fix ups here and there which drove me to get into the ridged line of cordless tools and I love them all. I originally gravitated to them because of their attractive design and durability but over the years I've come to learn that they are built to perform and built to last. This saw rips through plywood sheets with ease. It does drain batteries quicker than most of my other Ridgid tools, but then again why wouldn't it? Small price to pay for portability. I highly recommend this saw.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fibonacci from Underpowered and will not cut straight The blade deflects alot. i cut a lot of pressure treated 2bys When ripping or making longer cuts the blade has a tendency to veer away from the line forcing the saw into frequent binds that kill the motor, which creates a major issue making long precise cuts. This is an issue noted by others with the design of the saw itself, apparently with the cheaply built arbor plate, and is also an issue with the brushless version from my research. I really hope they fix it. Aside from fixing the blade deflection, I think if they gave it a bit more power and matched it with the 5ah battery it would give it just enough extra to make this a commendable go to saw They also need to create a competetor line to dewalts 60v big boys. 18v just isnt enough power for saws and grinders in general. plenty for drills and impacts tho. Id love to see a 56v worm saw, 10" sliding miter, small portable table saw, and angle grinder id be sold.
Date published: 2016-11-01