Ridgid has officially announced their new 18V cordless rear-handle circular saw, model R8658.
This launch was not a complete surprise, as the saw was included in Ridgid’s 2022 cordless power tool expansion plans.
The new Ridgid 18V cordless rear-handle circular saw features a brushless motor and is described as being faster-cutting than 15A corded saws.
Ridgid also says that their new rear-handle saw features the “industry’s lightest weight.”
Key Features & Specs
- 7-1/4″ blade size
- Brushless motor
- 5,800 RPM max
- All-magnesium construction
- 2-1/2″ cutting capacity (at 90°)
- 53° bevel capacity
- Can make 375 cuts with 8Ah battery
- Electronic blade brake
- Rafter hook
- Weighs 9.5 lbs (tool-only)
Price: $239 for the kit
ETA: November 2022
Ridgid says that “this tool will be available in tool only and various kit configurations at The Home Depot and HomeDepot.com.”
The kit comes with a rapid charger, 8Ah battery, and vacuum attachment.