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Worx has come out with a new 20V (Max) brushless cordless compact circular saw, model WX531L.
Benefits of the brushless motor include “10X longer motor life,” as well as “50% more runtime an dup to 80% more power” than a comparable saw with a brushed motor. Worx adds that the high performance brushless motor also runs cooler and with less friction, contributing to longer tool life.
The new Worx WX531L cordless circular saw has a 4-1/2″ blade size (3/8″ arbor), and can be used in spaces too tight for standard-sized circular saws. Its small size and light weight also make it highly maneuverable, even when cutting overhead.
Despite its size, the Worx circular saw can still cut 2X construction lumber in a single pass, with a cutting depth of up to 1.5″.
The saw features a thin-kerf wood-cutting blade and can also work with other blades, such as an optional abrasive blade (WA5048) for cutting masonry materials.
Worx Compact Circular Saw Features & Specs
- 4.5″ blade size
- 3/8″ arbor hole
- 6900 RPM (no-load)
- Electric blade brake
- 1-11/16″ max cutting depth at 90°
- 1-1/8″ max depth of cut at 45°
- 0-46° bevel range
- Weighs 4.8 lbs with battery
The kit comes with a 2Ah battery, 1-hour charger, 24T blade, vacuum adapter, parallel edge guide, hex key, and carrying bag. A bare tool is also available.
Price: $160 for the kit (WX531L), $100 for the bare tool (WX531L.9)
Street Price: $153 (as of the time of this posting)
This is far from being Worx’s first brushless cordless power tool, but it’s still a very interesting and welcome development.
Brushless motor, 2Ah battery, and it comes with a vacuum port for dust collection. Seems like a compelling offering.