Posted November 10, 2017

Hitachi 7-1/4-inch worm drive circular saw

Hitachi Power Tools announced its first 7-1/4” Worm Drive Circular Saw, model C7WDM.

Hitachi worm drive circular sawIt features a powerful 15-Amp motor that produces 5,000 RPMs (no-load) to powerfully rip through OSB, 2x4’s, LVL, plywood and other typical framing materials or fiber cement boards when equipped with a fiber cement blade. Its soft non-slip grip rear handle is ergonomically designed for comfort and vibration reduction. It comes with Hitachi’s 5-year warranty along with two 24T Premium 7-1/4” VPR Framing Blades for fast cutting right out of the box.

The C7WDM was built to withstand the tough conditions of a jobsite. Its worm drive gears deliver longer life. The steel levers increase toughness and real world durability. The highly durable, yet lightweight magnesium base offers easy to read front and side scales for accurate cuts. Bevel capacity on this worm drive circular saw ranges from 0-53°. At 45°, the C7WDM can cut 1-3/4” deep. At 90°, the max cut capacity is 2-3/8”. A three-position rafter hook is incorporated for convenient placement at the jobsite and easy storage.

The carbon brushes are easily accessible and allow for simple replacements for user friendly maintenance. The included blade wrench stores in the base of the tool for fast blade changes. It comes complete with a box wrench and two (2) 24-tooth carbide tipped premium framing Hitachi VPR blades.