Best Circular Saw

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#1

Overall Rating

based on 8133 reviews

9.4

Manufacturer: ‎SKIL

Item Weight: ‎8.7 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎14.2 x 9.8 x 8.5 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Original version

Material: ‎Blend

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#2

Overall Rating

based on 8133 reviews

9.4

Manufacturer: ‎SKIL

Item Weight: ‎7.78 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎11.73 x 7.28 x 10 inches

Color: ‎Multi

Material: ‎Blend

Power Source: ‎Battery Powered

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#3

Overall Rating

based on 7484 reviews

9.0

Manufacturer: ‎Positec USA

Item Weight: ‎4.4 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎15.08 x 4.17 x 5.79 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Black

Power Source: ‎Corded Electric

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#4

Overall Rating

based on 6998 reviews

9.6

Manufacturer: ‎Dewalt

Item Weight: ‎7.5 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎11 x 8 x 10 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Material: ‎Other

Power Source: ‎Corded Electric

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#5

Overall Rating

based on 4179 reviews

9.6

Manufacturer: ‎Dewalt

Item Weight: ‎6.6 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎17.88 x 5.13 x 6.69 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Black

Material: ‎Metal

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#6

Overall Rating

based on 3236 reviews

9.6

Manufacturer: ‎Dewalt

Item Weight: ‎8.8 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎16.25 x 10.13 x 10.5 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Yellow

Material: ‎Plastic, Metal

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#7

Overall Rating

based on 2391 reviews

9.0

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#8

Overall Rating

based on 2269 reviews

8.8

Manufacturer: ‎BLACK+DECKER

Item Weight: ‎7 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎14 x 9.9 x 8 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Black

Power Source: ‎Battery Powered

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#9

Overall Rating

based on 2029 reviews

9.0

Manufacturer: ‎Rockwell

Item Weight: ‎5 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎18.2 x 4.2 x 6.9 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Black

Material: ‎WOOD,DRYWALL,PLYWOOD SAW

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#10

Overall Rating

based on 2010 reviews

9.8

Buyer's Guide: Best Circular Saw

Tips On Buying A Circular Saw

Circular saws come in a variety of different styles and sizes. Some are corded and others are cordless. The cordless models usually have special features such as auto-wear, battery packs, lightweight frames, quick start, and anti-static wires that eliminate the need for extension leads. The cordless tool comes with a rechargeable battery and comes with a handheld battery charger. However, there are a few factors to consider before purchasing a circular saw to make sure you get the right one for your needs.

Size - Circular saws come in different sizes depending on the specifications. The most common style is the tabletop style. This circular saw is usually portable and has a general length of about forty-five inches. The tabletop model is usually not as powerful as a corded model, but it has more portability and can be used more easily around the house where it may not be ideal for large jobs. The battery is usually encased in a carrying case to protect it while it is being transported. Be sure to get the right cordless battery circular saw to ensure the proper function.

Power Source - Many cordless circular saws have rechargeable batteries. These units work with either AC or DC power sources. The power cord that connects the saw to the power source needs to be long enough to accommodate the blade if the unit has a cord. Many of the cordless saws will also include an option for a wireless connection. This will allow the user to operate the saw even without using a cord. Wireless connections can generally be used with any battery size, but it is best to test an appropriate length to be sure you have enough power to run the blade.

Speed - It is important to look at the speed of the battery circular saws. Most cordless saws have about two or three speeds available. Some of the higher-end units can be able to go up to ten speeds. Pay attention to how fast you need your saw to be able to operate so that you can determine what unit will work best for you.

Corded vs. Wireless - A good rule of thumb is that cordless units are easier to start and turn on, but do not have as much power as their corded cousins. A good rule of thumb is that a high-speed saw will be easier to use for cutting long runs of wood. Pay attention to the motor size and how it performs when cutting.

Overheating - One of the biggest problems people experience with battery-powered circular saws is overheating. The fan on the product can draw very hot air from the battery and discharge it into the room. This overheating can cause the blades to cut slower than they should be, resulting in uneven cuts and short or limited life. Try to stay away from using the unit near a heater or other source of heat.

Low Speed Blade Technology - The modern version of this circular saw incorporates a two speed blade system that allows for extremely accurate cuts. The speed systems allows for very smooth and clean cuts and reduces the amount of wear and tear on the motor and the actual blade. Most models come with a self-cleaning mechanism that allows you to keep the blade free of debris and dust while it is running. This simple and inexpensive technology can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the long run on repairs.

Battery and Electric Plans - Make sure to invest in plans specifically for the model of circular saw you plan to purchase. There are many variations of cordless circular saws with many more models than you could possibly imagine. The two most popular variations are the corded and cordless electric models. While the cordless models do offer a more compact size and are easier to start out with, they are often not as durable or as versatile as the corded models. With proper care, these tools can last for many years.

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