Harbor Freight has promised that more Hercules brushless power tools would be launching in 2021, and they’re making good on it. They’ve just introduced a new Hercules 20V brushless 7-1/4″ circular saw, model 57612.
Harbor Freight’s Hercules 20V lineup now includes 4 brushless power tools:
- Hercules Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool
- Hercules Cordless Angle Grinder
- Hercules Reciprocating Saw
- Hercules Circular Saw
The new circular saw’s specs seem on-par with other popular options on the market today.
Key Features & Specs
- 7-1/4″ blade size
- 5000 RPM
- 0-50° bevel range
- 2-1/2″ max depth of cut
- 1-7/8″ max cut at 45°
- Weighs 7.4 lbs
- Magnesiu, blade guard
- Attachable dust port
- Built-in rafter hook
- LED cutline visibility
- Motor maintains constant power under load
- Aluminum footplate
The brushless saw is priced just $10 more than Harbor Freight’s Hercules 20V (Max) 6-1/2″ cordless circular saw.
Harbor Freight has an in-store bundle deal promo, where you save $25 when you buy any Hercules cordless power tool, battery, and charger. I don’t know why they can’t also offer this online.
I find it interesting to think that, at least spec-wise, this tool would have bested all other 18V and 20V Max-class circular saws on the market just a few years ago.
Brushless tech has gotten far less expensive, with some brands launching entry-level-performing tools with brushless motors, although it doesn’t look like Harbor Freight is doing that here.
It’s good to see Harbor Freight pushing forward with a steady pace of new Hercules cordless power tool launches.
Still, it remains to be seen how well these tools fare against price-competitive brands.