The world’s first cordless cut-off tool with a brushless motor, the Hilti AG 500-A18 Cordless Cut-Off Tool (video) delivers metal cutting performance comparable to corded tools. When combined with Hilti’s new cut-off blade, the AG 500-A18 sets a new standard for work per charge and tool life. This 18 volt tool can cut or grind just about any type of metal you put in front of it, including strut, cast iron pipe, steel, stainless steel, steel angle iron, flat steel, I-beam, conduit, rebar, threaded rod, decking, grading and checker plate. Delivering the highest work per charge, the brushless motor helps to significantly increase tool life. The sealed electronics also help to ensure longer tool life by keeping debris out, allowing more efficient performance. The AG 500-A18 is also equipped with a keyless quick-change flange which makes it easy to swap abrasive discs without needing a wrench and an electronic brake that stops the blade within one second. The tool comes with 25 thin cut-off blades—5” diameter—the largest capacity on the market for this class tool. These blades are designed to cut metal quickly and to increase the cuts per charge and will cut steel and stainless steel. With 5 inches, contractors can get increased productivity because they have less blade changes and deeper cutting capacity.