Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt 7 1/4″ Circular Saw
The Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt 7 1’4″ Circular Saw C3607DAQ4 Review
36V MultiVolt Brushless 7-1/4-in Cordless Circular Saw
Model number: C3607DAQ4
Power source: 36V Multivolt Battery or Corded Adapter
Weight: 9.7 Lbs. With 36V Battery
This tool review takes a look at the Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt Circular Saw model #C3607DAQ4. The circular saw may be the most iconic woodworking and carpentry tool out there. If you check the tool bench of any tradesman, woodworker, DIYer, or homeowner, it is very likely that you will find some iteration of the circular saw. With their 7 1/4″ Multivolt saw, Metabo HPT has built a large general purpose saw that features rock solid construction with innovative and hi-tech features. This 36V Multivolt saw would be a welcome addition to your tool arsenal!
Metabo HPT successfully confused the entire internet upon their entry into the tool world. Fortunately for end users, Metabo HPT has taken a line of familiar black and green tools and revamped them from the inside out. My experience with Metabo HPT tools so far has been overwhelming positive and the C3607DAQ4 Multivolt circular saw did not disappoint.
Features and Tech Specs of the 36V Multivolt Cordless Cicular Saw:
- Voltage: 36V Lithium Ion Slide-Type
- Battery Amp Hour: 4.0Ah or AC Adapter Compatible
- Arbor: 5/8″
- Blade Diameter: 7 1/4″
- Blade Placement: Right Side
- Bevel Capacity: 55 Degrees
- Max Cut Depth: 2 7/16″
- Cut Depth at 45 Degrees: 1 7/8″
- Cut Depth at 55 Degrees: 1 17/32″
- No Load Speed (Power): 4,300 RPM
- No Load Speed (Auto): 2,000-4,300 RPM
- Tool Length: 13 3/16″
- Weight: 9.7 Lbs. (W/ 36V Battery)
- Soft Start Equipped
- Electric Brake Equipped
- Overload Protection equipped
- Warranty: Lifetime (Tool Body)
Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt Circular Saw First Impressions:
The Multivolt circular saw ships in a basic carboard box without many bells and whistles. But this is a good thing! It is Spartan and just wants to work right out of the box. The overall build quality is solid, but is not as refined as some of the more higher end brands. However the ergonomic grip, large aluminum base, and sleek overall profile make this a rugged saw that is ready for the job site.
Two features that immediately stood out on the Metabo HPT Multivolt circular saw are the excellent LED work lights and overall clear line of sight of the tool. Two white LED lights are positioned vertically on the left side of the blade. These lights project directly onto the work surface and your cut line. The line of sight of the Multivolt circular saw is also uncluttered and allows easy visibility of the work surface.
Even though I grew up and work in New England, I learned how to cut using an old Skilsaw Mag 77. Using a left sided circular is natural to me and I have never purchased anything different on my own. Picking up the Metabo HPT Multivolt it is different from what I am used to, but the clear line of sight made it easy for me to maintain accurate cut lines without searching for a view.
Testing the Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt 7 1/4″ Circular Saw:
The 36V Circular Saw became my go to saw for cutting dimensional framing lumber and sheet goods during the review process. This is a good representation of what a typical end user demands of a larger 7 1/4″ heavy duty saw. The saw was used to cross cut 2x lumber as well as make bevel cuts. The saw also had no issues cutting through larger 6×6 posts. For sheet goods the tool was used to make rip cuts on smaller decorative 1/4″ sheet goods as well as full length rips of 3/4″ OSB. The Metabo HPT Multivolt circular saw, regardless of the material, moved as quickly as I could push it without bogging down or shutting down.
The Multivolt Circular Saw came from the factory with a 24 tooth framing blade that cut well. The dust blower system broadcast the sawdust away from the tool and the material. This worked exceptionally well for outdoor work. Metabo HPT offers a full line of dust extractor accessories on their website.
What is Metabo HPT’s Multivolt?
Metabo HPT is giving end users the option of having a powerful cordless tool with their 36V battery platform. But for certain demanding applications you can swap out the battery for an AC adapter kit for uninterrupted corded power. That is the beauty of Multivolt!
That being said, the Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt batteries are no slouches either. The 4.0Ah batteries were capable of a full day’s work and I never ran out during intermittent use throughout the day. The Multivolt battery is also compatible with legacy tools and offers 8.0Ah in an 18V tool.
Metabo HPT’s Advanced Electronics:
The term “advanced electronics” gets thrown around a lot. Metabo HPT is backing up talk with the Multivolt circular saw. The Multivolt platform alone is advance, but on top of that we have additional features. The 36V Multivolt Circular Saw has a Silent mode feature. Sounds crazy right?? A silent circular saw??? The Metabo HPT silent mode is an auto sensing mode that drops the blade RPM to 2,000 then will automatically adjust the RPM back up to the max 4,300 RPMs depending upon demand. This lower blade speed creates less heard noise for the user and is pleasant to the ear. This feature on the Multivolt Circular Saw is awesome for lower demand tasks!
In general this saw has strong and powerful electronics and responsive controls. The blade brake also responds in seconds. I performed an impromptu test of the motor capabilities by making full length rip cuts at full depth (2 7/16″) on some tough old 6×6 PT. Check out our Instagram account to see a video.
Who did Metabo HPT Build the Multivolt Circular Saw For?
If you need a large 7 1/4″ circular saw for demanding tasks with the option of a cord, this is your tool! Even with the Multivolt adapter, the 36V Circular Saw is a beast of a cordless tool. Metabo HPT has built this saw for the demanding professional and has included Hi-Tech features to set it apart from the competition.
The 36V Multivolt Circular Saw is available now for $199.00 as a bare tool from our friends at Acme Tools. A battery and a charger will cost an additional $169.00. This is a premium price, but this tool feels like nothing short of a premium circular saw during use. Check out our Buy it Now box for a link to Acme and some great factory rebates from Metabo HPT.
Overall Thoughts on the Metabo HPT Multivolt Circular Saw:
This tool was a pleasure to use during the review process. I quickly overcame the unfamiliarity of the right side blade due to the clear line of sight. I appreciated Metabo HPT’s attention to detail with features like the LED work lights, the Silent (Auto) mode, and also the powerful motor.
One area that could be improved upon with the 36V Circular Saw is the raised lettering on the blade height adjustment and bevel settings. The controls lock down solid and are accurate, but the lettering should be a contrasting color to stand out better to the user.
The 7 1/4″ 36V Multivolt Circular Saw from Metabo HPT is an impressive and Hi-Tech performer perfect for the most demanding job site!
If you’re interested in learning more about other options then check out our Best 7-1/4″ Cordless Circular Saw Review.
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