The 10 Best Circular Saws in the Market

If you are into woodworking and constrained by the budget, then the circular saw will serve as the perfect companion. Circular Saws can make all sorts of cuts like rip cuts, cross cuts, bevels, etc. They are ideal for breaking plywood and other sheet goods.

Unlike, Table Saw, the Circular Saw is highly portable. Even though it does take a bit of time to set up, the tool is incredibly handy and versatile. The saws can be left or right-handed. Left-handed saw benefits a right-handed person and vice versa.

While buying a circular saw, you need to take into account factors like material to be cut, blade size, cost, etc. Hence, we will be breaking down the features of the best Circular Saws in the market.

The 10 Best Circular Saws

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1. DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw, Tool Only

This equipment has all the features of a top-quality cordless saw. It’s light-weight and greatly reduces the fatigue which you would often tire you when using a traditional saw. The rubber mold on the handle provides a good grip. Lastly, we recommend you use 4.0Ah and 5.0Ah batteries, which helps you work all day long.

DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw

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DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw, Tool Only

  • High strength and lightweight magnesium shoe provide Jobsite durability for long-term cut accuracy.

  • Optimized rubber over-molded comfort grip delivers optimal balance and control.

  • 0 Degree – 50 Degree bevel capacity allows for aggressive bevel cuts for a multitude of applications.

  • 6-1/2″ carbide tipped blade for cutting 2x material at 90 and 45 Degrees.

  • Battery sold separately.

2. Milwaukee 2731-20 7.5″ Circular Saw

The good thing about this saw is that it uses 7-1/4” blades, therefore enabling you to work with a wide range of materials. It is not lacking in the power aspect but runs a bit slow compared to corded saws. In case, the motor is in contact with the material while starting, it automatically shuts down ensuring the safety of the equipment.

Milwaukee 2731-20 7.5 Circular Saw

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Milwaukee 2731-20 M18 Fuel 7-1/4″ Circular Saw Bare

  • Optimized performance and overload protection by using total system communication between tool, battery, and charger.

  • REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Technology provides up to 300 cuts per charge with superior pack construction and electronics.

  • Features an LED light to increase accuracy in low light situations.

  • Rafter hook for easy storage in-between cuts.

  • Features a magnesium shoe as well as upper and lower guards to reduce tool weight while not sacrificing durability.

3. Makita XSR01PT 18V Circular Saw Kit

It runs on brushless motors, resulting in a cool and efficient product. This saw has all the power you need resulting in great cutting performance. The speed and torque of the motor are adjusted automatically to bring ideal performance. Pretty much, the perfect saw.

Makita XSR01PT 18V Circular Saw Kit

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Makita XSR01PT 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7-1/4″ Circular Saw Kit (5.0Ah)

  • Powered by two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries for maximum performance.

  • Electronically-controlled BL Brushless motor that matches torque and RPM to the application.

  • The XSR01PT has a long list of features for efficient cutting without the cord. Users of leading corded saws will appreciate the blade-left rear-handle design.

  • The electronically-controlled brushless motor delivers a full 5,100 RPM for efficient cutting.

  • In internal testing, the XSR01PT made up to 558 cross-cuts per charge in 2×4 SPF lumber using two fully-charged 5.0Ah batteries.

  • Large 2-9/16” cutting capacity at 90 degrees that will cut 3X lumber in a single pass, and an electric brake for maximum productivity.

  • Die-cast magnesium base and blade guard with a die-cast aluminum blade cover and motor housing, which combines durability with less weight (only 12.4 lbs. with batteries).

4. SKIL 5280-01 7.25″ Circular Saw

After the first use, this we have to say that this saw cuts through wood like butter. The cutting is quite silky and easy. You have a wide-angle for making cuts and for the price, this is one of the best saws you can get.

SKIL 5280-01 7.25 inch Circular Saw

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SKIL 5280-01 15-Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Single Beam Laser Guide

  • The 15-Amp motor has the power and performance you need to quickly cut lumber and sheet goods for a room addition, deck and more.

  • Single-beam laser guides cut with increased accuracy.

  • Integrated dust blower keeps the line of cut sawdust free.

  • 51-degree bevel, with positive stop at 45 degrees, gives a variety of cut options.

  • Blade changes are easier with spindle lock and on-tool wrench.

5. PORTER-CABLE PCE300 7.25″ Circular Saw

If you need a saw with a bit of bite and power, then this one suits the cause. With speeds up to 5500 RPM, you can cut through all kinds of materials. Moreover, it comes with a blade removal tool as well.

ORTER-CABLE PCE300 7.25 inch Circular Saw

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PORTER-CABLE PCE300 15 Amp Heavy Duty Steel Shoe Circular Saw

  • Steel shoe, along with metal upper and lower guards that provide added durability.

  • Spindle lock and depth adjustment.

  • 45-degree max bevel adjust to provide ease of use.

  • An aux handle provides comfort and a clear line of sight.

  • Only 9.5 lbs making it convenient to use.

6. Ryobi P506 One+ 18V 5.5″ Circular Saw

This saw is small in stature but is quite easy to handle. This saw is ideal for cutting 2×4’s and we do not recommend using it for deeper cuts. The rubber overgrip ensures that irrespective of the conditions, you can perform your best work.

Ryobi P506 One+ 18V 5.5 inch Circular Saw side view

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Ryobi P506 One+ Lithium Ion 18V 5 1/2 Inch 4,700 RPM Cordless Circular Saw with Laser Guide and Carbide-Tipped Blade (Battery Not Included, Power Tool Only) green full size

  • Rips through most wood at 4,600 revolutions per minute.

  • Rubberized overgrip that lets you hold this in most weather conditions.

  • Extra handle that lets you guide the saw smoothly.

  • Laser guide that projects a red beam in front of the tool that shows you where you’re about to cut.

  • Fully adjustable, from 0 to 50 degrees and your depth up to 1-9/16 inches.

  • Part of the One+ collection, so there is a huge collection of batteries.

7. WORX WORXSAW 4.5″ Compact Circular Saw

The construction is sturdy and rigid, although it has a lot of plastic parts. The small size and weight allow you to carry it during your travels. No kickback or any sort of torque twisting, for 60 Dollars, you can’t ask for much more.

WORX WORXSAW 4.5 inch Compact Circular Saw

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WORX WORXSAW 4-1/2″ Compact Circular Saw – WX429L

  • Cut 2×4’s in a single pass with an easily maneuverable compact saw that weighs 50% less than a traditional 7-1/4″ circular saw.

  • The WORXSAW is substantial enough to cut through nominal 2″ lumber, yet light enough for the DIY’er to easily and comfortably maneuver.

  • Compact size for excellent maneuverability and portability.

  • Easy-set depth gauge lever & 0-45° bevel settings for quick adjustments.

  • Exceptional depth-of-cut for cutting up to 2″ stock lumber.

  • Left-sided blade design for great cut-line visibility.

8. Makita 5007F 7.25″ Circular Saw

We liked the fact that a light facility has been included which can come in handy. The motor is quite strong and the base provides a sturdy platform. It does not have a laser beam, but it makes it up with some beautiful cuts.

Makita 5007F 7.25 inch Circular Saw

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Makita 5007F 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

  • Large cutting capacity (2-3/8” at 90°, 1-3/4” at 45°) with a maximum bevel capacity of 0°-45° for the most common angles.

  • Ease-of-use features including large and easy-to-read markings on the depth and bevel scales.

  • Blade changes are more convenient with a flat motor housing design for increased stability when changing blades, with a conveniently located shaft lock for easy blade replacement.

  • Visibility is improved with two built-in LED lights and a built-in dust blower engineered to clear the line of cut.

  • Includes a Makita 7-1/4” 24T General Contractor Framing Blade for faster, cleaner cuts.

9. SKILSAW SPT77WML-01 7.25″ Circular Saw

This saw is great for general carpentry and formwork installation. It is quite durable and the durability can be enhanced using a lubricant.

SKILSAW SPT77WML-01 7.25 inch Circular Saw side view

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SKILSAW SPT77WML-01 15-Amp 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Worm Drive Circular Saw

  • All-magnesium saw has the legendary SKILSAW Worm Drive gearing for power and torque through difficult cuts.

  • 15 amp dual-field motor powers through and stays cool.

  • The 7-1/4 inch saw has a max cutting capacity of 2-3/8 inch at 90° with a maximum 53° bevel capacity featuring a positive stop at 0° and 45°.

  • Ideal for applications such as framing, decking, siding, and ceilings.

  • Included with the SPT77WML-01 is an on-tool multi-function wrench for Included is a 24-tooth carbide-tipped SKILSAW blade.

  • Cut Ready depth adjustment level for easy and quick adjustments for ¼ ply, ½ ply, ¾ ply, and 2x material.

  • Anti-snag lowers guard protects the blade when not in use and won’t snag while cutting thinner materials.

10. Hitachi C18DGLP4 18V 6.5″ Circular Saw

There is hardly anything to dislike-value for money, ergonomic design, great features, this saw has a bit of everything. It has good battery life and is perfect for the budding carpenter.

Hitachi C18DGLP4 18V 6.5 inch Circular Saw

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Hitachi C18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 6-1/2″ Circular Saw with Lifetime Tool Warranty (Tool Only, No Battery)

  • Capable of generating a no-load speed of 4,500 RPM from its lightweight and compact body.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soft grip handle for improved comfort and less fatigue.

  • 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.

  • Compatible with all Hitachi’s 18 V lithium-ion slide-type batteries (sold separately).

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Conclusion:

In this article, we have provided you with the details regarding the best circular saws. If you have any queries, do write to us.

 

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