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Hi All !

I just bought a Dewalt Cordless kit and got around to using my cordless circular saw. Well, when I let go of the trigger the blade stops instantly. Says nothing in the owners manual about it. I am wondering if this some super brake deal or what. WOrks great though :)

Dan
 

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That's the norm. It's just like the drill I suppose-- doesn't freewheel like the corded cousin. That saw is handy, I really like mine..
 

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Bukemdano said:
Well, when I let go of the trigger the blade stops instantly.
I think I remember reading somewhere that battery powered motors have brakes because a freewheeling motor will drain the battery. Anybody else heard that?
 

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PipeGuy said:
I think I remember reading somewhere that battery powered motors have brakes because a freewheeling motor will drain the battery. Anybody else heard that?
Seems to me they should harness that free wheel energy and use it to recharge the battery.

Oops there goes another $100 added to the price of the saw!
 
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