Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WASHINGTON STATE CARPENTER SAYS "ABSOLUTELY YES" TO CUTTING THE CORD WITH NEW 18V X2 (36V) LXT SAW

Framing crew liked the saw so much, they bought another one

Tim Uhler is a lead carpenter for Pioneer Builders in Port Orchard, Washington – and a long time user of a corded blade-left rear-handle saw. He tried the new 18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless 7-1/4” Rear Handle Circular Saw and asked the inevitable question: “Can this saw replace a corded saw for framers and concrete formers who need power to cut dense materials?” For Tim and his crew, the answer was, “Absolutely yes!” 

For starters, they liked the familiar form-factor of the blade-left rear-handle configuration -- and immediately appreciated the freedom from the cord. They noted the 2-9/16" cutting capacity, and the added benefits of the efficient brushless motor including soft start (no “kick” at start-up) and the electric brake.
 
As far as performance, they ripped 3-foot pieces of 1 3/4-inch LVL, three layers of 7/16-inch OSB for roof sheathing, and more -- with positive results. In the end, Tim and his crew liked the saw so much that they bought a second XSR01PT kit.
 
Go here to read Tim's entire review in Tools of the Trade. To learn more about the XSR01, go here. 

Tim Uhler, lead carpenter for Pioneer Builders in Port Orchard, Washington, liked the new XSR01 so much that he went and bought a second kit.

The 18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless 7-1/4" Rear Handle Circular Saw (model XSR01) is powered by TWO 18V batteries for maximum performance and run time -- and freedom from the cord.

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