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A Guide to Choosing Cordless Circular Saws

A Guide to Choosing Cordless Circular Saws

For continuous cutting, higher voltage options (18V or 24V) for cordless circular saws are recommended. 18v cordless circular saws will find it much easier cutting through 2x lumber than those with lower voltage. In addition to the voltage look for saws that operate with Lithium Ion batteries. A 6 1/2″ blade is also advisable. Keep in mind that larger blades will assist with keeping your cuts on track and with the overall speed of the cut. To enhance your comfort level during work, consider portable circular saws with soft and easy to grip handles. For safety, opt for saws with a sturdy body which include a trigger lock and the ability to lock the blade when changing it.

Cordless circular saws are offered in a variety of models with a wide range of manufacturers and a broad spectrum of prices (anywhere from $36 to $500). Because of the array of saws available, attention must be given to there different features, qualities and value. Some of the most up-to-date and highly recommended models of cordless saws are listed below to serve as an amateur circular saw guide.

The 28V Milwaukee 6 1/2″ cordless circular saw 0730-22 is currently the best available saw built for power and endurance. It is sold as a stand alone tool for $342 or as a kit with blade, batteries and charger for $399.99. With its lightness weight (around 20 lbs), tactile grips on both handles, extremely durable aluminum soleplate and its exceptional cutting power of 4200 rpm; this machine is ready to handle any all-day construction/remodeling jobs you have in mind.

The Makita is a first-rate circular saw which is built by a leading-edge manufacturer of cordless power tools. Designed to be extremely light and easy to use, the BSS610 18V LXT Lithium Ion 6 1/2″ cordless saw boasts of a Makita-built high-torque motor that runs at 3700 rpm. Weighing only 7.1 lbs and measures 13 5/8″ with a well balanced, compact, ergonomic design, there is little wonder Makita holds a leading-edge manufacturer position. The BSS610 also includes two built-in LED lights, for extra illumination, and a dust-blower that keeps the cutting path clear. Purchase this saw as a complete kit with blade, batteries and charger for $330.88 or as a single tool for $139.99.

For an inexpensive yet reliable product, keep an eye out for the Hitachi cordless circular saw C18DLP4 that only costs $99. Weighing only 9 lbs with a left-mounted 6 1/2″ blade, a soft elastomer grip (for greater comfort), a built-in spotlight (for better visibility) and a fan-cooled motor (designed to extend running time) this saw is exceptional for the price tag on it.

Many craftsmen value a collection of Dewalt home improvement tools, and the 18V Dewalt cordless circular saw DC390B (that costs $89.99) is no exception. It weighs in at around 9 lbs, featuring a 6 1/2″ blade and capable of reaching 3700 rpm. Along the same lines, the innovative and cost-effective Black and Decker Firestorm 18V cordless circular saw FS18CS can be purchased at a similar price range.

For entry-level cordless tools, designed for light-duty jobs, the Ridgid and Ryobi cordless circular saws can assist any homeowner who likes to tinker about the house. Although they are lacking in power, there general finish is definitely cost-effective. For only $36, you can purchase a Ryobi saw ZRP500; and for $59, you can own a Ridgid R845 saw.