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Overview

Model # R8656B Store SKU # 1001674289

RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw (Tool Only). This 18V SubCompact Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw features all metal gears for added durability on the jobsite or at home. This is the industry's most compact 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw and is less weight with optimized ergonomics. The Brushless Motor offers more runtime and longer motor life. The 18V SubCompact Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw offers up to 56 degree beveling cuts for added versatility. This product is backed by the Industry's Leading Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, For LIFE. The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Cordless Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw includes an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.

  1. Lightweight Design. Heavyweight Performance.
  1. Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum power
  1. 5,000 Rpm
  1. 30% Lighter Weight when compared to RIDGID's R8657 Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw
  1. 27% More Compact when compared to the R8657 Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw
  1. 50 Degree Bevel Capacity cuts the most common angles
  1. 2-1/4 in. Depth of Cut
  1. Lightweight and Durable Magnesium Guard stands up to the toughest jobsites
  1. LED Light for improved visibility in low-light situations
  1. Accepts 1-1/4 in. and 1-7/8 in. vacuum hose attachments
  1. 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries
  1. Includes: R8656 18V SubCompact Brushless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw blade, hex key, vacuum attachment with screw and Operator's Manual

Specifications


Cordless/Corded

Cordless


Batteries Included

No


Handheld or Stationary

Handheld


Amps

0


Blade Diameter (In.)

6.5


Voltage (volts)

18

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
13.19
Assembled Height (in inches)
7.48
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
7.5
Assembled Width (in inches)
7.99
Packaged Depth (in inches)
14
Packaged Height (in inches)
8
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
8
Packaged Width (in inches)
8

Details

Amps
0
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
1
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Blade Diameter (In.)
6.5
Chuck Type
Hex
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Country of Origin
CN-China
Cuts Through
Nylon, Wood, Aluminum, Plastic, PVC, Other
Depth Adjustment
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Included Accessories
Blades, Blade Guard System, Tool Only
Laser Guide
No
Maximum Speed (RPM)
1
Motor
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Speeds
1
Power Tool Type
Circular Saws
Saw Drive Type
Sidewinder
Saw Features
Electric Brake, Quick - Release Tension, Blade Guard System, Positive Stops
Start Type
Electric
Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. For more information contact 1-800-474-3443
18V Brushless Sub-Compact 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw (Tool-Only)RIDGID 18V Brushless Sub-Compact 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw (Tool-Only)RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw (Tool Only). This 18V SubCompact Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw features all metal gears for added durability on the jobsite or at home. This is the industry's most compact 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw and is less weight with optimized ergonomics. The Brushless Motor offers more runtime and longer motor life. The 18V SubCompact Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw offers up to 56 degree beveling cuts for added versatility. This product is backed by the Industry's Leading Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, For LIFE. The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Cordless Brushless 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw includes an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
RIDGID
1001674289
CAD1892024-04-13
The Home Depot Canada
18V Brushless Sub-Compact 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw (Tool-Only) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 180.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ridgid Circular Saw Hi was trying to decoded which circular saw to purchase between the 6 1/2” or the 7 1/4. Bought the 6 1.2 because it was right handed The 7 1/4 was heavier better built stronger motor and promo came with 2 4ah batteries. Homedepot recommends the 6 1/2” uses a 4ah battery  But the pro promo came with a 2ah batter when the 4ah kit was the same price or even better if it would have come with 2 4ah batteries like the 7 1/4 saw More intelligent s should be put into the batter prom
Date published: 2024-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lightweight 6-1/2" circular saw. I have numerous Ridgid tools that I'm very pleased with. I also have one of the first Ridgid 6-1/2" circular saws and I wanted a saw with more power and I thought this one with a brushless motor and several years newer would be the answer, I read the reviews which indicated this was a good light but powerful tool. I was disappointed as it has much less power than my old saw. I could not cut a 2x4 without stalling it. It's a toy, not a tool. Don't buy. I returned the saw and may look at the 7-1/4" model.
Date published: 2022-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely flawless Probably the best 6½ circular saw ive ever used. It's got power, it's compact and lightweight, it's not heavy, and it's inexpensive while being a professional grade tool. If you're invested in the ridgid battery platform and need a circular saw, buy this one over the 7¼.
Date published: 2022-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Underperformer I bought this as part of the promo which came with a 2Ah battery. The saw is severely underpowered, cuts thought 2x6s of spf have to be done so slow that it would be faster to cut by hand. Battery lasts only for a few cuts
Date published: 2022-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 18 volt Rigid circular saw It is a handy little saw that works well. While it doesn’t have the power of an larger saw it works great for handyman jobs around home
Date published: 2023-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I love the rigid products having many of them since many years. Therefore, this saw is disappointing. Battery’s are dying too quicklyl.
Date published: 2023-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tools awesome tool was purchased by my wife just received as a gift very happy she knows that Rigid is the brand I want
Date published: 2022-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridgid 6 1/2" saw Really well made saw.. will be put to lots of use in the spring.
Date published: 2024-01-17
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Hi there, where can I find the edge guide for this saw? Thank you!

Asked by: Maggi
Hi Maggi, Thanks for reaching out to us regarding the 18V Brushless Sub-Compact 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw (Tool-Only). Please reach out to RIDGID Customer Support at 1-800-474-3443. Thanks, RIDGID Canada Team.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2022-08-16
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