- Blade Size: 7-1/4″
- Speed: 4500 RPM
- Strengths: Lightweight, Portable, Cordless
- Price: $150
I was browsing Sears’ site to see what kind of new tools are coming out this Spring, and came across a new Craftsman miter saw. Great, just another new miter saw, I thought, as every now and then Craftsman updates their miter saws with the tiniest of changes. But then I looked closer and noticed that this is a cordless model!
The new 7-1/4″ cordless miter saw is compatible with Craftsman’s C3 19.2V battery packs and is small and lightweight for easy portability.
Features and Specs
- 7-1/4″ blade size
- 4500 RPM motor
- 0-45° bevel range with positive stops at 0 and 45°
- 2″ x 4-1/4″ horizontal cutting capacity
- Weighs 18 lbs excluding battery, 19.5 lbs with battery
- Comes with a 24T carbide-tipped blade, blade wrench, dust bag, work clamp, carrying handle
Craftsman says that the cordless miter saw has a heavy duty 19.2V motor, but they also classify it as a trim saw, possibly due to a lack of power or because of the small sized blade.
Just going from the specs and product image, I think the saw looks like a tidy well put together package. If I were in the market for a cordless miter saw, or even a compact portable one, those model would be on my shortlist.
Buy Now(via Sears)
If you wish this saw also had a cut-line laser, check out the Ryobi One+ 18V model. The Ryobi saw’s product page is worth checking out, as there are plenty of reviews going back one to two years, with most being quite positive. The two saws look a lot alike, indicating that TTI is probably also the OEM for the Craftsman saw.
Compare(Ryobi via Home Depot)
The saw is sold by itself as a bare tool. If you don’t already have Craftsman C3 batteries on-hand, you’ll need to buy a battery and charger or starter pack. Here’s what you need to know about Craftsman’s Lithium-ion batteries and XCP Li-ion batteries.
The starter kit (on sale for $70, reg. $80) is one way to go, but the Craftsman basic drill/driver kit (on sale for $70, reg. $90) also gives you an extra drill at the same exact price. You might also want to consider moving up to a high capacity battery pack, as cordless saws tend to drain battery packs at a quicker rate than other tools.