PORTER-CABLE PCC660B 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Review

Great Value for the Price
PORTER-CABLE PCC660B 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Review

Product Name: PORTER-CABLE PCC660B 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw

Product Description: Porter-Cable Cordless Circular Saw

Price: $$

Currency: US

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  • 6.8/10
    Rating - 6.8/10
6.8/10

Summary

The PORTER-CABLE PCC660B 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw is not meant for heavy-duty tasks at a workshop, but is a perfect choice for light cutting applications around a house. This saw offers a good value for the money and is recommended for lighter jobs.

The price tag on the PORTER-CABLE PCC660B 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw is really attractive. One can’t ignore its first impressions, great looks, beautiful & stylish blackish body and ergonomic design. Porter-Cable introduced this model in the beginning of 2014 at a very reasonable price.

Made for right-handed users with the saw in left so you don’t have to lean on your arm for a better view. Powered by 20V batteries, this tool should provide some serious power when you have tough cutting tasks ahead. We will find out if this tool can live up to promises and deliver the value customers expect.

Powerful Motor & Lightweight Tool

The motor of the PORTER-CABLE 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw is not brushless, but it still delivers 4000 RPM. A heavy-duty cutter in the industry, these days, deliver between 5000 to 5800 RPM. You can, however, rip through dry wood or hardboards easily. The blade is 6 and a half inch featuring carbide teeth and has a cutting capacity of 2-1/8”. The blade is nice and smooth and it is comparatively smaller.

The 20 Volt Max system doesn’t last longer compared to Porter-Cable 20V drill driver but it delivers a good amount of power with same aggression until the end. The tool is surprisingly light, weighing only 6.5 lbs., you can work longer without user fatigue but the point is that the battery also won’t last that much longer.

Ergonomic Design – Better Control

The bevel shoe has a capacity of 50 degrees but the shoe is delicate and thin. The extreme cutting task may damage it and it can lose precision of clean cuts. On the other hand, this show is smooth and glides nicely on any surface. The handle is contoured over molded for better comfort. It provides with a soft grip and an extra front handle provides maximum control.

However, the safety lever PORTER-CABLE 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw should have been placed in a convenient location. It comes with 1.5Ah battery but 4.0Ah batteries are now available in the market. If you have small projects at home, it is a good choice for a low price. You can also choose to upgrade or may have to buy an extra battery to get going.

Specifications and features

  • 6-1/2 Inch blade
  • No-load 4000 RPM speed
  • System 20V
  • Battery chemistry is Lithium ion
  • Bevel show with 50-degree capacity
  • 6.5 lbs. weight
  • Cordless

Pros

  • Great looks, decent Shape
  • Soft grip handle
  • Light weight and ergonomic design
  • Carbide Teeth Blade
  • Powerful motor
  • Very Economical

Cons

  • Lacks fuel gauge, laser beam and handle adjustments
  • No batteries in the package

Verdict

The PORTER-CABLE PCC660B 20V Max Lithium Bare 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw is not meant for heavy-duty tasks at a workshop, but is a perfect choice for light cutting applications around a house. This saw offers a good value for the money and is recommended for lighter jobs. The rating of 4.1 out of 5.0 is surprisingly high and most of the users are happy with it.

A three-year limited warranty on top of it shows the confidence of manufacturer in this model. This unit is a part of 20V MAX, high-performance platform for cordless models. The package contains bare tool and the batteries are sold separately.

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