27 May Flex 7-1/4″ Circular Saw in a 10 Ah Kit
There’s a relatively new and quite impressive line of power tools called FLEX at retailers such as Lowes and Acme Tool. They’re made by a German company that has been in business since the 1920s. Among the latest additions to the catalog is a kit containing a 24 Volt cordless rear handle saw with a battery, charger, and bag (item FX2141R-1J). WoodEzine has seen the kit offered at $399 in several stores. The saw is tough and lightweight, and it positions the blade to the left of the motor with the handle at the rear, to optimize line of sight. The battery is a serious 10 Amp hours, and the 280-watt charger delivers a rapid charge. The battery includes the company’s Therma-Tech™ technology that is designed to deliver longer battery life. This tool is compatible with all FLEX 24V tools and chargers. Every Flex 24V tool is built around an intelligent digital brushless motor that’s designed to eliminate friction, and they are optimized for higher efficiency and power. This saw can make up to 720 cuts in 2×4 lumber when using the included battery. It spins at 6200 RPM for faster cutting, has a tough magnesium footplate and guards, and a bevel max of 56 degrees. There’s a maximum cutting capacity of 2-5/8″, a standard 5/8” arbor, a dust port, a hook, and a built-in LED light. It is eligible for the Flex Founders limited lifetime warranty if registered within 30 days of purchase (through December 31, 2022).