I recently found a Craftsman Circular Cordless Saw 900.112650 in a closet that I bought many years ago and never used.

Will this cordless saw make straight cuts in 2x4" treated wood?

I still have to buy the batteries (I cant find them), but I don't want to spend money on the batteries unless I know it will make clean, straight cuts on 2x4 wood.

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    Yes, I bought a closet many years ago and never used it. I also found the saw.
    – rbhat
    Sep 9, 2018 at 1:08
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    From the picture, it looks like a mini saw. Can the blade be extended far enough to cut the full depth of a 2x4? If not, you will need to cut from both sides. Also, cutting at the full depth of the blade will be a lot of load, which will quickly go through a battery charge.
    – fixer1234
    Sep 9, 2018 at 1:46
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    This is a 3-3/8 in saw, so too small for 2x lumber. I have a similar one (very old saw with very old battery) and it can hardly cut 1x lumber.
    – user12075
    Sep 9, 2018 at 1:53
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    From the looks of it, that's a 3" blade. If so, you'll not get through a 2x4. Plus, it's apt to be pretty underpowered, so not a great choice for cutting lumber. Sep 9, 2018 at 1:53
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    It is junk I doubt you could find batteries for it anyway. Toss it and spend your dollars on a corded circular saw. 15 years later it will still cut a 2x4
    – Kris
    Sep 9, 2018 at 3:18

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It is unlikely the saw will cut through in a single pass. This will require flipping the board over to cut the 10% that wasn't cut the first time. The straightest cut will require the use of a saw guide. A simple quick square would be sufficient. Doing a second cut will reduce accuracy as the guide will have to be repositioned. If you are making a cut on a single board the saw you have may work. If you are cutting a lot of 2x4s the saw will quickly use up the batteries. You will need two sets to be productive. Even with two sets you will likely use up the available batteries faster than they will recharge.

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