Panasonic EY4542XM 14-2/5-Volt Li-Ion Bare-Tool Multi-Purpose Metal Cutter Review

Lightweight, Multi-Cutting Power Tool
Panasonic EY4542XM 14-2/5-Volt Li-Ion Bare-Tool Multi-Purpose Metal Cutter Review

Product Name: Panasonic EY4542XM 14-2/5-Volt Li-Ion Bare-Tool Multi-Purpose Metal Cutter

Product Description: Panasonic Cordless Metal Cutting Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 9.6/10
    Rating - 9.6/10
9.6/10

Summary

Available at very reasonable price, it is an excellent choice for various cutting applications ranging from plastic, wood, and metals. You can enjoy a year of parts and labor warranty from the date of purchase. Users are happy with this model and it reflects in their reviews and average rating, which is an impressive 4.7 out of 5.0.

Panasonic is a world-renowned manufacturer of quality electronics and one of the most sophisticated and precise power tools. This is the Panasonic EY4542XM 14-2/5-Volt Li-Ion Bare-Tool Multi-Purpose Metal Cutter, a bare tool, designed to deliver a quick, cool and clean cut in a compact and lightweight design. It comes in white & black color with transparent and black transparent blade guards.

All 5 stars for great looks but what matters is under the hood and that is exactly what you are paying for. Rating is high, there are great comments and the specs show this is a serious metal cutter. We will evaluate this tool before putting it in a real test.

A Lightweight Multi-Cutter

Construction and design of the Panasonic 14-2/5-Volt Li-Ion Bare-Tool Multi-Purpose Metal Cutter is a good example of ergonomics. You can keep hand and wrist in neutral positions in a variety of carving sites. A black layer of soft grip on main handle and little-raised trigger offers max comfort and easy handling. Weighing only 5.84 lbs. (including battery), this is a compact and lightweight unit.

Wheel guards may look delicate but they are real strong and equipped with safety switch lock lever and shaft lock button. Blade is located on the right side so this tool is designed to hold with left hand. It is a multipurpose cutting saw and it can use 5 types of 5-3/8” diameter blades. These blades are designed to cut common metal, PVC pipes, Plastic, wood and other plastic building materials. Maximum cut depth is 1-13/16 and it is easy to adjust.

Powerful Battery & Maximum Safety

Accuracy of a cut is very important and the engineers behind the Panasonic EY4542XM prepared it with an inline cutting design for comfortable use, while the onboard LED light glows for increased visibility so you can follow cut line. Debris is the main obstacle while following the path but integrated vacuum adapter solves this issue by clearing the line of sight and ensures a cleaner working environment. It is a pleasure using this cutter and it offers maximum safety.

There are electronic brakes, which stop the spin of a blade as soon as trigger switch is released. It also features a safety lock to prevent accidental start-ups. Panasonic EY4542XM operates on 14.4V battery, low volts for a metal cutter but the capacity of the battery is 3.3 Ah and it uses lithium ion technology. Capacity of battery is high enough to spin the blade at staggering 3600 RPM.

Specifications and features

  • 14.4 Volt System
  • 5.84 lbs weight
  • 3600 RPM no-load speed
  • 5-3/8” blade
  • 13/16” arbor
  • 1-13/16 Max cut depth

Pros

  • Dust collection cup for 3-way dust collection
  • Onboard LED work light
  • Electric brakes
  • Ergonomic design and side handle
  • Guard ion battery protection system
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Package come without any battery or a charger

Verdict

The Panasonic EY4542XM 14-2/5-Volt Li-Ion Bare-Tool Multi-Purpose Metal Cutter is among company’s 14.4V XM line of tools. It is recommended for those who already use this line of products and have spare batteries or a charger. The package contains the bare tool only and battery and charger is sold separately.

Available at very reasonable price, it is an excellent choice for various cutting applications ranging from plastic, wood, and metals. You can enjoy a year of parts and labor warranty from the date of purchase. Users are happy with this model and it reflects in their reviews and average rating, which is an impressive 4.7 out of 5.0.

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