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Saw is powerful

Metabo Corp. has introduced the KSAP 18, a cordless 6 1/2-inch circular saw with a high-efficiency motor said to provide more cuts per charge than any saw in its class. The saw's design is said to reduce operator fatigue by keeping the user's wrist in line, and the rubber-coated handle is said to improve operator handling.

The KSAP 18 uses an air-cooled battery system said to cool the battery and charger and result in 30 percent faster charging and an increased service life of up to 2,000 charges. Other features include a spindle-stop system said to allow for easy changes of standard 6 1/2- by 5/8-inch saw blades; bevel plate said to provide bevel cuts up to 47 degrees; and integrated dust extraction port for hookup to a vacuum, which is said to minimize cleanup time and dust inhalation.

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