The main benefit of circular saws is that they require a lot less effort to use than traditional saws or any other type of saw for that matter. Even so, you don’t want to be stuck with a circular saw that constantly breaks down or one that isn’t up to the task because of poor engineering, which is why you must only invest in one that is worth the money. To give you a better idea of what to look for, we put together a list of the ten best circular saws the market has to offer at this point in time.
10Black & Decker BDCCS20B
This circular saw is powered by a high torque motor which operates a fast-cutting blade that will cut through any type of wood. It also provides a tool-free depth of cut which allows easy depth adjustments to be made at any time. On a related note, its bevel adjustment has detents at 45 and 90 degrees to give you more control over the cutting process. It does so without being too bulky or difficult to operate, which is always something to look for in a circular saw.
9Makita 5007F 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw
Makita’s 5–7F circular saw uses a powerful 15.0 AMP motor that delivers 5,800 RPM of cutting power. Thanks to its lower guard design, this saw improves cutting performance quite a bit when making bevel and narrow cuts. At the same time, it has a large cutting capacity and two built-in LED lights to illuminate the line of the cut in order to boost accuracy. Also, it benefits from a well-balanced design that makes it very easy to operate.
8SKIL 5680-02 15 Amp 7-1/4-Inch SKILSAW Circular Saw
What makes this particular saw stand out is the fact that it features a laser cutline guide for more accurate cuts. It also has a 51-degree bevel adjusting system with a positive stop at 45 degrees for increased accuracy and for better handling. It also has a power-on indicator that lets you know when the tool is plugged in and a safety lock / guarded trigger to minimize the risk of accidental starts.
7Makita 5007MGA Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw
Similar to the 5007F in more ways than one, the MGA version of the saw has a slightly more comfortable grip and a seemingly better construction. For instance, it features magnesium components which give it a much desired lightweight nature, one that lets you handle it freely and effortlessly. At the same time, it benefits from a comfortable rubber grip on its handle and easy to read oversized number and ruler markings.
6DEWALT DW364K 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw
Thanks to its rear pivot design, this circular saw has a 50-degree bevel capacity that enables you to perform very accurate cuts. It also includes a saw, a blade, and a blade wrench along with a heavy-gauge, high-strength aluminum alloy base for increased durability. Interestingly enough, its powerful 15.0 Amp, 2,074 MWO motor features an electric brake designed to stop the blade after each use.
5DEWALT DWS535 7 1/4-Inch Worm Drive Circular Saw
As you would expect from such a high-end circular saw, this machine has a lightweight magnesium construction aimed at making it very easy to handle. It also has a durable cast magnesium footplate designed to provide a tough and solid cutting platform and an extra wide saw hook that enables you to perform cuts on materials that are 2-1/2 inches wide. At the same time, it has a Toughcord cord protection system which provides almost perfect cord jerk protection at all times.
4DEWALT DWE575SB 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Circular Saw
This lightweight and compact 8.8 lbs circular saw is perhaps one of the smallest high-end saws on the market today. Among its many features, it has a patented 15 Amp motor, a 57-degree beveling capacity with positive stops at 45 degrees and 22.5 degrees, an integrated dust blower, and a useful electric brake. Not only that but it also benefits from a surprisingly small price given its high quality.
3Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw Kit
Rockwell’s RK3441K Compact Circular Saw Kit features not only a very portable and maneuverable circular saw but one that comes with a very thin blade as well. It is thanks to this high-quality blade that this saw can provide an extraordinary cutting speed while being very portable and easy to handle. Furthermore, it benefits from an easy to control depth-gauge lever that enables you to quickly modify and set up your cutting parameters.
2DEWALT Bare-Tool DC390B 6-1/2-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saw
Like the name suggests, this particular saw features a 6-1/2-inch carbide tripped blade that will provide you with almost twice the normal cutting speed of any circular saw. It does so thanks to not only the blade but also the 3,700 RPM high-strength motor which is designed to perform rip cuts and cross cuts as efficiently as possible. At the same time, it has a very strong magnesium shoe and upper guard that will provide increased durability in the long run.
1Rockwell RK3440K VersaCut Circular Saw
This powerful, multi-functional, compact circular saw is perhaps one of the best the market has to offer at this point in time. It benefits from a lightweight construction which involves a Laser guide Indicator for extremely accurate cuts, a powerful 4.0 Amp mini-circular saw that will cut through a variety of materials including tile, plunge cut indicators which show the exactl position of the blade’s entry point, and an easy-to-set depth of cut indicator for good measure. Overall, it is one of the best circular saws in this price range and one of the best money can buy.[quads id=”5″