Einhell Mini Hand-held Circular Saw archive
Tuesday 7 May 2013
Anthony Bailey looks at one of the latest circular saws from Einhell
Einhell, like all power tool manufacturers, are finding new and inventive ways to bring us tools with a plug on. Weâ€™ve had plenty of large portable circular saws but not many this small, the nearest equivalent being biscuit jointers with 100mm diameter blades 4mm thick. The Einhell BT-CS 860 L has a blade diameter of just 85mm and a 1.6mm kerf. Two blades are supplied, a TCT one with 20 teeth giving a medium cut, and an 80 tooth fine-cut HSS version with quite long teeth. The upper blade housing has a separately switched, battery-powered laser aimer fitted which takes a large single flat battery cell. There is also a cut-depth stop and scale. The aluminium base has a tough plastic lower guard fitted with a lift lever with a bi-directional sprung push button to unlock the cutterhead, allowing the saw to plunge and cut. On the other side of the housing there is a small spout to which a plastic extraction outlet is attached. There is also a drive belt cover which unscrews if you need to fit the spare belt provided. A fence can be fitted for guidance and there are two Allen keys for blade changing. Lastly, the 450W motor is protected from overload and reset with a red push button.