<>Because everybody’s elbow could use a little more rest, we gathered the lightest new circular saws on the market. Then we crosscut, ripped, beveled, and cut compound miters with each.
WORX WORXSAW 4-1/2″ Compact Circular Saw
The WORX WORXSAW 4-1/2″ Compact Circular Saw – WX429L circular model is a recommended personal choice, not just because of its compact design, but because of its overall features and performance. As an extra benefit, it even comes with a very affordable price range, perfect even for beginners, and those who are on a budget.
Choosing the best tool to complete a job can be really challenging. As such, I have come up with this review in order to help you make a good purchasing decision. I hope you find this useful.
This is an option to go for those who also take their budget into consideration when purchasing power tools. At a price range of $60 to $65, you can get for yourself a good tool that is comparable with other bigger models in terms of capabilities.
DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw
We got our hands on the DeWalt DCS391 20V Max Circular Saw to see how it stacked up in the 6-1/2 inch cordless circular saw class. As one of the most popular brands in the country, it’s always exciting to open up the black and yellow package of a new DeWalt tool and this was no exception. While more details of the specs are below, the important statistics are that the DCS391 runs off the 20V Max battery packs, has a no load speed of 3700 RPM, and runs a 6-1/2 inch blade.
On paper, The DeWalt DCS391 Circular Saw stacks up right in the middle of the class. At the $99 – $149 price point, it’s dead on in terms of speed and is priced reasonably at $109 for the bare tool. Of course, torque is also a factor to compare with speed, but we’ll take a look at real world performance in a moment. One thing that I did notice is that this circular saw is a little bit heavier than other in the class.
DeWalt has plenty to say about the features of the DCS391. They tell us that the magnesium shoe offers both durability and light weight. Comfort is improved with a rubber overmolded grip. The stock blade is a 6-1/2″ carbide tipped blade that will still cut through 2x material at both 90 and 45 degrees.
Bare-Tool Milwaukee 2630-20 Bare-Tool
Oh the circular saw, who doesn’t love a good saw? As you may or may not know, I upgrade my power tool line up with the M18 line. I bought a combo kit, 2696-24 and love it. The kit didn’t come with a circular saw, so I had to get one. Luckily Milwaukee and every other manufacture sells them as a bare tool, which for this saw the model is 2630-20.
While for reciprocating saw, I usually grab my corded version, when it comes to circular saws, I usually go cordless unless I am cutting a lot of thick wood. The cordless is just lighter and easier to work with.
A circular saw is a must in my book. Surprisingly I use this a lot more than my corded saws, even though some applications I rip trough batteries and need to charge them often. The Milwaukee has a nice balance and feel to it, plus lots of power. With the five year warranty, its hard to beat.
BLACK+DECKER BDCCS20B 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion
The Black & Decker BDCCS20B Circular Saw is designed with a powerful high torque motor. It features a tool free Depth of Cut and an easy to use bevel adjustment that allows for accurate angled cuts. It also has an included 5-1/2″ blade which provides smooth and fast cutting that is ideal for tough, everyday jobs.
The compact design of the Black & Decker BDCCS20B Circular Saw is great for ease of use. It works with the entire crcular saw system. It is a bare tool package which means it is sold with the tool only; the battery is sold separately.
Another customer bought the tool and was a little concerned about some of the negative views he read. However, he used it to cut 2x4s. He states that it has enough power and suggested that if you let the circular saw do its job and keep it straight, you will have no issues.
Ryobi P506 One+ Lithium Ion 18V 5 1/2 Inch
No one wants to lug a cord around unless they absolutely have to. Ryobi’s One+ 18V line puts those tools in our hands that are easily affordable whether you’re a DIYer, tradesman, or pro. One of the most popular products for 2015 is going to be the Ryobi P507 Circular Saw. It’s got some significant upgrades from the previous model and we’re excited to take a closer look.
The most significant changes over the previous Ryobi P506 Circular Saw start with upsizing to a 6-1/2″ blade from the 5-1/2″. Product managers also ditched the laser from the older model. They claim that the Ryobi P507 6-1/2″ One+ Circular Saw has increased in power some 40% over the P506 as well.
There are slight changes to the front pommel design and the aforementioned rubber overmold. Bevel capacity us up to 56 degrees, weight is down to 5 pounds, and the no load speed remains at 4700 RPM.
Rockwell RK3440K VersaCut Circular Saw
The Rockwell Versacut Mini Circular Saw is a unique cutting tool that could have some real benefits for small cutting tasks where a regular circular saw is simply too large. The 3-3/8 inch diameter blades are perfect for cutting thin veneers and other sheet materials such as plywood or particle board.
While this spring-loaded plate is a useful feature from a safety standpoint, in practical applications, it can make the saw a bit cumbersome to use. The amount of pressure needed to depress the plate isn’t substantial, but because the motor of the saw is behind the blade rather than over the top of the blade, the center of gravity is well behind the blade.
The saw will never be confused with a full-sized circular saw due to the short depth of cut. However, for small precision circular saw cuts, the Versacut is an interesting tool.
Makita XSS02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw
This is due to many factors, one of which is the fact that a drill is used more often for more varied tasks, but it is also because the early cordless saws just could not keep pace with the corded models.
That is changing, and Makita, as always, is right there leading the way. The not-so-greatly named Makita XSS02Z is a shining example of this new breed.
For anyone who needs a good and portable circular saw, from professional contractors to the homeowner who needs to add a new room, the Makita XSS02Z 18V lithium-ion cordless 6.5 inch circular saw is an excellent choice and a decision well-made.
Evolution DISCCUT1 12-Inch Disc Cutter
First of all thank you for visiting our website and we invite you to stay and poke around a bit you will find product reviews, tips, tricks and how to’s. This is our review of the Evolution Disccut1 Saw and what you will find is an overview of the saw, then we will go over the pros, the cons, what others are saying about it and then our overall thoughts on the Evolution Disccut1 12” Electric Saw.
The Evolution DISCCUT1 is a 12” electric saw designed to cut Concrete, Stone, Brick, and Pavement, Steel, Tile, and even reinforced concrete. The powerful 20Amp / 2400W motor makes easy work of the most robust materials and because it is electric there are no harmful fumes, making it ideal for work in enclosed areas.
Even if you are cutting larger jobs you may want to consider adding this to your arsenal of tools for those smaller jobs especially if you are working in confined spaces.