Circular Saws are without a doubt one of the more important tools a homeowner, workman or DIY enthusiast can have in their tool collection. That’s because these tools are not only inexpensive and pretty easy to use but also because they are capable of doing so many different jobs. These tools can be used for not only cutting wood but can also be used for cutting sheetrock, masonry, and plastic. With the proper blade, they can even be used to cut through thin metals.
The tasks these tools can accomplish can vary greatly from saw to saw, however. And that’s why handymen are always on the lookout for the best models available. To further that end, we’ve listed ten models that we feel are currently the best ones that can be bought at the moment. No matter what job they intend on using it on, there is a saw for just about anyone on the following list.
5. Makita XSS02Z 6.25-Inch Bare Saw
With a weight of only 7.3-pounds, this 6.5-inch circular saw can be used with less user fatigue. Equipped with a powerful motor that produces a speed of 3,700 RPM of no-load speed, this saw also has the power to cut through just about any job quickly and efficiently. It has a 50-degree maximum bevel and a 2.25-inch cutting capacity.
This tool is has a machined base that makes this saw extremely durable. And although this saw is sold without a battery, it’s compatible with other energy-star compliant Makita 18-Volt Lithium-ion batteries. This makes this a worthy tool to add to any Makita tool collection.
4. Skilsaw SPT77WML-01 Worm Drive Saw
Weighing under 12-pounds, this 7.25-inch saw is one of the lightest circular saws in its class. It owes its light weight to its high-tech features which are incorporated directly into it. It’s engineered with a lightweight magnesium construction and has a powerful 15-Amp dual-field motor that’s designed to stay cool even through tough cutting projects.
This saw has a maximum cutting capacity of 2-3/8-inch at 90-degrees with a 53-degree maximum bevel capacity. It also has positive stops at 0-degrees and 45-degrees and has an anti-snag lower guard. And its worm drive gearing provides the torque needed to make it through even difficult cuts.
3. Dewalt DWS535 7.25-Inch Circular Saw
A lightweight design and a powerful motor are just two of the features which make this saw an extremely popular 7.25-inch saw with many professional construction workers. Since it’s made with magnesium, it only weighs around 13.8-pounds but is equipped with a powerful motor that can deliver 4,800 RPM of no-load speed.
This tool delivers a 2-7/16-inch depth cut at 90-degrees and 1-7/8-inch depth cut at 45-degrees. It also has a maximum bevel capacity of 53-degrees. This saw comes with a carbide-tipped blade and a blade wrench for quick and easy blade replacement. All of which makes this a handy saw for just about any homeowner or workman.
2. Dewalt DWE575SB Saw With Electric Brake
With a 7.25-inch width and a weight of only 8.8-pounds, this durable circular saw is a very lightweight model that’s good for home and professional use. It has a powerful motor that can deliver up to 5,100 RPM of no-load speed and has a 57-degree bevel capacity. It has 22.5 and 45-degree detents and has a 2-9/16-inch depth of cut capacity.
This makes this saw a useful tool for all kinds of different jobs including framing, home construction, and remodeling. Other key features which can be found on this tool include an integrated dust blower and a high-quality carbide-tipped blade.
1. Dewalt DCS391V 20-Volt Bare Cordless Saw
This 6.5-inch 20-Volt lithium-ion cordless circular saw doesn’t come with a battery, but it does come with a carbide-tipped blade. It’s also equipped with a powerful 5,250 RMP motor that makes even the most demanding cuts easy to perform. It has a 5/8-inch arbor size and can deliver a depth of cut of 1-5/8-inch at 45-degrees and 2-1/4-inch at 90-degrees.
It is also made with an over-molded rubber grip that’s easy-to-hold and gives the operator the control they need to make precision cuts. And since this saw is made using magnesium, it’s not only durable but lightweight as well. Which is probably why it’s consistently one of the highest rated circular saws available.