Cordless tools are all the rage and there’s no doubting their incredible convenience. Cordless circular saws like Makita’s 18V X2 Rear-Handle Saw pack a lot more power than those first models did. But not everyone’s on board with the cordless craze when it comes to circular saws. In fact, you’ll probably see more corded models than cordless in many areas. Why? Reliable power and nearly infinite runtime.
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.
SKILSAW SPT77WML-01 15-Amp 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight
Power tools are a necessity both for devoted professionals and DIY enthusiasts. Many people look for a perfect tool, but most of them aren’t able to find one because they don’t know what to look for. Contrary to popular belief, the price and aesthetics aren’t the best indicators of quality. In fact, they usually mean nothing at all.
If you’re looking for a decent worm drive circular saw, take a moment and check this review out. We are here to help you find the best-suiting saw for your needs. You can rest assured that every single model we decide to cover works and performs as advertised, without any hidden flaws.
Our goal is to offer as much insight as possible into the capabilities of a particular unit so that you know what to expect if you ever decide to invest money. Instead of looking for information all over the Internet, take a minute and read our articles. You’ll get a ton of useful info that should help you with the final decision.
Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw
Why buy a plunge saw? Simple, it will allow you to cut a very precise straight line with ease and this saw is so well built with many features for the most precise cut when ripping and crosscutting.
The rail guides the saw perfectly, the rail has an anti splinter strip for a clean cut and the anti slip stips mean you do not even have to clamp the rail on most surfaces but additional rail clamps are available if required. The saw can also plunge for cut-outs if required.
Driven by a powerful 1,300W motor (overload protected) with constant electronics to maintain speed under load for a very smooth cut. A variable speed dial allows you to select correct speed for material being cut. With a wide cut range and clear setting it can cut up to 55mm depth and 39mm at 45°, a 2mm scoring cut can quickly be made before the full depth cut, height and angles (-1° – 48°) are simply set with thumb screws, with positive stops for -1°, 22.5° and 45°.
Genesis GCS545C 5.8 Amp 120 Volt 4-1/2 in. Control Grip
If you are looking for a compact circular saw, you might want to consider this powerful mini-saw offered by Genesis. Users like how compact and easy to handle it is, but do have complaints about the plunge ability and the hand grip.
This product has a 5.8 amp motor and a triple reduction gearbox which provides all the power you need to take on the toughest jobs. It quickly cuts through all 2X material with included Tungsten-Carbide-Tipped Blade and can cut copper and aluminum with an optional HSS blade. It features a built‐In dust port and vacuum adaptor which keeps cutting area clear of debris.
However, one buyer isn’t satisfied with the plunge ability, stating that the tool should be able to lock at certain depths. Another reviewer says that the hand grip could be better designed for extra comfort, balance and safety.
WEN 3614 12 Amp Sidewinder Circular Saw
This saw is designed to be simple to use, so its features are somewhat limited. If you are a beginner, this may be a good miter saw to use to start your woodworking hobby. It does not contain an onboard laser guide or an overhead LED light. It is designed to be ready to go with little assembly out of the box, so setup should be fairly straightforward even for a newbie.
This WEN miter saw should have enough power for most cutting jobs and has enough allowance for wider pieces of wood. It is simple enough for any beginner to use. It may be a good saw for a first-timer or as a backup miter saw in a wood shop for a pro user.
Hitachi C18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion
Cordless circular saws have come a long way since they first came into the construction field. Currently, and understandably, the demand for high quality cordless tools has been significantly recognizable. The days of extension cords wrapping your feet have been minimized dramatically. Today’s cordless circular saws are able to cut longer with enough speed, power, and precision that any end-user would be happy to brag about.
Hitachi sent us their Hitachi 18V 6 ½ inch cordless circular saw C18DSL with 3.0 ah batteries and charger to evaluate and review. Back at the workshop not only did we assess the C18DSL in solo testing, but the Concord Carpenter crew, performed a head-to-head comparison against five other competitor’s models. READ the Head-To-Head Comparison coming soon.
Our wrists appreciated the 6.2 pound weight of the Hitachi C18DSL. When tested with its competitors, it kept up as best it could. There was a decent amount of run time with two batteries, allowing work to be done while one is charging.
DEWALT DWE575 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Circular Saw
Today’s building trends are constantly evolving from lighter and stronger materials to rot resistant plastics and better insulations. As a carpenter, I can attest that my job site needs to change and evolve with these newly developed materials, updated building techniques and streamlined methods of working.
While newer, lighter, more powerful tools lead to cooler operating, longer lasting batteries, and better dust collection technology—all of these advances have made for great tool features and much needed improvements.
The DeWalt DWE575 and DWE575SB circular saws are both light and tough. I have to give kudos to the power cord, the electric brake, 2-9/16″ depth of cut and the 57-degree bevel. All four are outstanding game changing improvements.