Power tool manufacturer Metabo HPT has launched what the company is calling the industry’s first 10-inch cordless and corded table saw.
The MultiVolt cordless/corded table saw “meets the power output demand on a jobsite,” the company says. “MultiVolt tools can accept a 36V MultiVolt battery or plug into an outlet with the award-winning AC Adapter that can be used over long extension cords or from a generator with little to no power loss. This unique platform changes what’s possible on the jobsite by offering the power of a corded tool, the freedom of a cordless platform and the choice to operate all MultiVolt tools cordless OR corded.”
Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) says the table offers a working table size that measures 28¾ inches by 22 inches with an out-feed support of 28¾ inches by 2 inches for additional material support. With its telescoping table extension set up on the right, it can support a max of 35 inches rip capacity and 22 inches when set on the left.
The unit features a 36-volt DC brushless motor with a soft start function that reduces noise and recoil at startup and an electric brake halts the rotation of the blade within seconds for added safety. It has a 10-inch blade that can bevel between 0 to 45 degrees for cuts ranging from 31/8 inches to 2¼ inches.
“Both the bevel scale and bevel height adjustment knobs for the blade are situated on the front of the cabinet for easy access and viewing,” Metabo says. “[The unit] is also equipped with a ¾-inch T-slot miter gauge that features a large scale with adjustable positive stops at 0, 15, 30, 45, and 60 degrees to the left and right to help guide material accurately for a truer cut. It can take a dado stack up to 8 by 13/16 inches for simple dado cuts.”
The tool features overload protection that automatically shuts off the motor in a possible current overload situation to help prevent damage to the saw. A riving knife ensures the cut material does not bind and/or kick back during operation, and onboard storage for the push stick, blade guard, anti-kickback pawls, power cord and other accessories make things convenient.
“MultiVolt batteries were designed with 18V tools in mind,” the company says. “The battery delivers 4.0 Ah of runtime at 36V in MultiVolt tools. It can also power Hitachi or Metabo HPT 18V cordless tools including cordless nailers for increased flexibility and multipurpose use. When the MultiVolt battery is used with the 18V tools, it generates an impressive 8.0 Ah of run time.”