Circular Saw rips lumber and trim up to 2 1/8 in. thick.

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With no-load speed of 2,500 rpm, KSAP 18 Cordless 6½ in. Circular Saw has a max cutting depth of 2.1 in. at 90° and 1.625 in. at 45°. Bevel plate provides bevel cuts up to 47°. Movable and fixed blade guards, as well as shoe, are made from die cast aluminum, and fan has safety lock switch and integrated dust extraction port for hookup to vacuum. Air-cooled battery system conduction-cools battery and charger, keeping battery at optimum charging temperature.




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New Metabo Cordless Circular Saw Offers More Cutting Power



West Chester, PA, June 2005 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced a new cordless circular saw with a high efficiency motor that provides more cuts per charge than any saw in its class. The KSAP 18 Cordless 6-1/2" Circular Saw is ideal for cut-off and ripping lumber and trim up to 2-1/8" thick, making pocket cuts into flooring, and cutting roof ridge vents and skylight openings.

The ergonomic design of the new circular saw helps to reduce operator fatigue by keeping the wrist in line, and the rubber coated handle improves operator handling.

The KSAP 18 utilizes Metabo's new, patented air-cooled battery system to increase performance and keep the tool working longer. The system conduction-cools both the battery and the charger, keeping the battery at the optimum charging temperature. This results in 30% faster charging and an increased service life of up to 2,000 charges.

The spindle stop system allows for easy changes of standard 6-1/2" x 5/8" saw blades. A firmly locking bevel plate provides bevel cuts up to 47°. The fan has a safety lock switch and an integrated dust extraction port for easy hook up to a vacuum, minimizing cleanup time and dust inhalation.

The KSAP 18 has a maximum cutting depth of 2.1" at 90°and 1.625" at 45° and a no-load speed of 2,500 rpm. The movable and fixed blade guards, as well as the shoe, are made from die cast aluminum making the saw very sturdy, but light. The saw weighs only 10.4 pounds.

For more information, please contact Mat Shook, Metabo Corporation, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380. Tel: 800/ 638-2264; Fax: 800/ 638-2261;
Email: mshook@metabousa.com; Web: www.metabousa.com.

ABOUT METABO: Metabo, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has international headquarters in Nurtingen, Germany and U.S. headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The company has focused its product development on technological advancements in electronic circuitry and mechanical design, which has resulted in high performance, durable electric power tools. The name Metabo is German for "metal-boring," symbolic of the first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured by the company in 1924.

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