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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw Kit w/ (1) 9.0Ah Battery, (1) 24T Blade, Charger $248.98

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This is the Gen1 saw that was on clearance at HD for $111 a few months ago. This includes the 9ah battery and charger which normally sells for $249 so I think this is a pretty solid deal. It's like getting back in on the $111 deal and getting the battery and charger for $138. Price is now $ 249

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Anyone know the differences between the gen1 and gen2?
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Versus Gen1 the Gen2 is heavier but much more powerful saw (bigger engine). Also Gen2 has blade on left side (like a worm saw) which some do not like. Gen2 has an electric brake which is very nice. I got the Gen2 with a 12Ah battery for $270 last December.
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Anyone know the differences between the gen1 and gen2?
Doesn't cover all potential changes but enough for me to just wait for gen2. Home Depot reviews didn't impress me. https://www.workshopaddict.com/to...2732-21hd/
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Versus Gen1 the Gen2 is heavier but much more powerful saw (bigger engine). Also Gen2 has blade on left side (like a worm saw) which some do not like. Gen2 has an electric brake which is very nice. I got the Gen2 with a 12Ah battery for $270 last December.
Gen 2 is blade right. Only Milwaukee saws that are blade left are the M12 5 3/8, and the M18 6 1/2 saws.
People are hoping for a new Gen 2 worm drive saw with blade left, but no news of that.
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Versus Gen1 the Gen2 is heavier but much more powerful saw (bigger engine). Also Gen2 has blade on left side (like a worm saw) which some do not like. Gen2 has an electric brake which is very nice. I got the Gen2 with a 12Ah battery for $270 last December.
I have a Gen 1 saw. It's blade right and has an electric brake. The Gen 2 is quite a bit heavier, but more powerful. Gen 2 also has a dust collection port.
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I have a Gen 1 saw. It's blade right and has an electric brake. The Gen 2 is quite a bit heavier, but more powerful. Gen 2 also has a dust collection port.
According to this article the electric brake was added with GEN2:

"They've upped the power, increasing the RPMs from 5,000 to 5800, and added a new dust collection port AND electric brake."

https://www.coptool.com/inside-lo...en-2-2732/
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Gen 2 is blade right. Only Milwaukee saws that are blade left are the M12 5 3/8, and the M18 6 1/2 saws.
People are hoping for a new Gen 2 worm drive saw with blade left, but no news of that.
You are correct. I seem to recall someone mentioning that GEN2 is left bladed but now that I look at mine and the video mentioned above that is not the case.
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How is this slick? $249 was the everyday price of the 48-59-1890PC for at least 18 months at HD in 2017/2018. They called it a promotional price, but it was never ending. That is until the gen2 was announced and the gen1 promo pricing ended. I never bought the gen1 because of the 9AH battery. I bought the gen2 with 12AH in December and paid $300. I may never use my 120V circular saw again. Makes 1 1/2 pounds difference.
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According to this article the electric brake was added with GEN2:

"They've upped the power, increasing the RPMs from 5,000 to 5800, and added a new dust collection port AND electric brake."

https://www.coptool.com/inside-lo...en-2-2732/ [coptool.com]
If you open the "Use and Care Manual" link from the Home Depot page which is linked in the post, https://images.homedepot-static.c...520ef4.pdf, you'll see:
"Electric Brake The electric brake engages when the trigger is released, causing the blade to stop and allowing you to proceed with your work"
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How is this slick? $249 was the everyday price of the 48-59-1890PC for at least 18 months at HD in 2017/2018. They called it a promotional price, but it was never ending. That is until the gen2 was announced and the gen1 promo pricing ended. I never bought the gen1 because of the 9AH battery. I bought the gen2 with 12AH in December and paid $300. I may never use my 120V circular saw again. Makes 1 1/2 pounds difference.
Good for you, congratulations.
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How is this slick? $249 was the everyday price of the 48-59-1890PC for at least 18 months at HD in 2017/2018. They called it a promotional price, but it was never ending. That is until the gen2 was announced and the gen1 promo pricing ended. I never bought the gen1 because of the 9AH battery. I bought the gen2 with 12AH in December and paid $300. I may never use my 120V circular saw again. Makes 1 1/2 pounds difference.
We can get the gen 2 with 12.0 and charger on sale for $400 right now. Or save $150 on this gen1 version. If you need a circular saw now, this gen1 seems like the far slicker deal.... even if it was this same price for 18 months. I'm pairing this with the leafblower for $99 (tool only).
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Anyone know the differences between the gen1 and gen2?
I have had this one for three years and its great I never use a corded one anymore
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The gen 2 has more power but it is a lot heavier and IMO the power is not needed. I would only get the gen 2 if you are a pro and trying to rip through multiple sheets of plywood on saw horses or something all day. Anything else and I wouldn't even get the gen 2 if you're a pro.
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Is this strong enough to cut through concrete or asphalt?
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