After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best circular saws with electric brake for 2018 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
DEWALT DWE575SB 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight
This game-changer from DEWALT will make you wonder why you waited so long to get a lightweight 7-1/4 in. circular saw. Cutting-edge components and new-age engineering bring you a 15 Amp workhorse that weighs just 8.8 lbs. A built-in dust blower keeps your line of sight clear and a ball-bearing lower guard slides effortlessly with each cut even in colder environs. This high-powered circular saw delivers 5200 no-load RPM and a trigger-sensitive electric brake stops the blade commandingly. Make bevel adjustments up to 57 Degree or lock in frequently-used 22.5 Degree and 45 Degree angles with an easy-set mechanism. This heavy-duty saw is ideal for pros who rely on everyday dependability.
Hitachi C18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion
The innovative design and soft grip handle prevent fatigue, while the left side blade position and built-in LED spotlight increase visibility of the cut line. The C18DGLP4 features a 50° bevel angle for accuracy, an electric brake for precision and safety, blade guard for added safety, and a fan cooled motor for increased run time. Put these together for a cordless circular saw that is truly capable of a wide range of tasks.
Compatible with all Hitachi 18 V lithium ion… slide type batteries for fade free power, less weight and 3x the total battery life of traditional NiCd batteries (batteries and charger sold separately). Soft grip handle for improved comfort and less fatigue. Left side blade position for easy operation. Built-in LED spotlight for superior visibility of the cut line. 50° Bevel angle adjusts to meet various applications. Lightweight at 6.2 lbs for easy maneuverability.
The Hitachi C18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw with LED (Bare Tool) combines comfort and convenience with power and precision. Available as a tool body only, it’s compatible with all Hitachi’s 18V slide type Lithium-Ion batteries (Sold Separately). This saw features a built-in spotlight and electric brake and is capable of generating a no-load speed of 4,500 RPM.
DEWALT DCS575T2 FLEXVOLT 60V MAX Brushless
The DCS575T2 7-1/4 in. (184 mm) Circular Saw with Brake is maximized for runtime and durability. It delivers the power and cut capacity of a corded circular saw with the portability and convenience of cordless through DEWALT’s revolutionary FLEXVOLT technology. The DCS575T1 comes with two 60-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion batteries and fast charger.
Makita 5008MGA Magnesium
The Makita 8-1/4 in. Circular Saw is powerful enough to cut through dense lumber, while remaining accurate and comfortable to use. Its design combines well-balanced magnesium components with a lightweight construction for a saw that meets the standards for framing walls, floors and roofs using a range of dimensional lumber and dense engineered lumber.
This circular saw features… a 15 Amp motor that delivers 5200 RPM. Blade wrench is attached to saw for fast and convenient blade changing. Includes one 8-1/4 in. x 5/8 in. 24T carbide-tipped blade (D-21521), hex wrench and rip fence. Large cutting capacity of 3 in. at 90° and a bevel capacity of 0-50°, with positive stops at 22.5 and 45°.
Ability to make quick, 1-handed adjustments using large, rubberized levers. 2 built-in LED lights that illuminate the line of cut for increased accuracy. Electric brake for maximum productivity. Settings that are easy to read with oversized number and ruler markings. Blade wrench that is attached to the saw for fast and convenient blade changing. Reinforced power cord that withstands job site abuse and lowers repair costs.
DEWALT DCS570B 7-1/4 (184mm) 20V Cordless
The DCS570 provides the end user with the power and depth of cut they receive in a corded circular saw with the portability and convenience of cordless. DEWALT brushless motor technology delivers excellent performance and runtime. Ideal for cross cutting 2x material and ripping sheet goods.
Makita XSR01PT 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion
The first thing you’ll notice (and really should expect with this design) is the weight. It comes in at 12.67 pounds with two 5.0 amp hour batteries. That’s quite a bit more than most cordless circular saws. But of course, this isn’t a typical cordless saw.
Compared to standard worm drives,… this is a lighter option. We have a mix of magnesium (the shoe and bottom half of the blade guard) and aluminum (the top half of the blade guard and motor housing) components to thank for that.
The combination of lighter weight and cordless convenience is hard to ignore. At the end of the day, you need a circular saw to be heavy enough to be stable in the cutting material and still glide across it easily. Makita accomplishes this balance well.
DEWALT DW364K 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Electric Brake
If you’re looking for useful power tools that aren’t going to die on you within the first week of use, Dewalt seems like an excellent choice. If you’re not familiar with them, Dewalt is one of the most respected companies in the world of powerful power tools. As far as the circular saws go, there are plenty of models available, but only a few are worth looking into. One of those is the DW364K.
As you can see, this model is versatile… enough for a vast array of different applications. Therefore, whether you’re planning on cutting laminate or dense beams, the DW364K will do the job right. Furthermore, you don’t have to be an experienced expert in order to operate this power tool. Instead, all you have to do is take a moment and read the user manual. It’s quite comprehensive, and you won’t have any problems with adjusting to your new piece of equipment.
Makita 5402NA 16-5/16-Inch Circular Saw
The 5402NA takes a few seconds to wind up when the trigger is pulled. When I fed it into the hemlock at full depth, it bogged down, but if I let the blade wind up to full speed and then reduced the feed rate to a snail’s pace, the saw performed just fine. It was also fine cutting 4 in. or less, such as when making tenons and half-lap joints. The cuts were square and showed little evidence of blade wobble.
Next, I tested the saw on a small grade-level… deck project. Although the saw is comfortable to run, it’s a boat anchor to drag around the job site. I found myself trying to decide if the saw or the 6×6 post was the heavier item to move. Ultimately, I found it easier to roll the post onto a miter-saw stand to finish the cut started by a small circular saw than to work this monster all day.
The 5402NA is not a saw I will use every day, but when the situation demands, I’m grateful to have it. The tool comes with a 32-tooth blade, blade wrench, rip fence, and storage stand.