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WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
The circular saw is an essential piece of gear when it comes to serious construction and general DIY. But like any other work tool, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to buying one. But not to worry, we're here to help. We've sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products.
Script written by Richard Bush
Top 5 Circular Saws
Welcome to GetMojo, we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best circular saws on the market in 2020.
The circular saw is an essential piece of gear when it comes to serious construction and general DIY. But like any other work tool, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to buying one. But not to worry, we’re here to help. We’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products. Okay, first up.
The Front Runner
DeWalt Circular Saw
Dewalt’s a true powerhouse when it comes to tools, and this saw is a perfect reason why. Priced at $120, it boasts a 15-amp motor and superb accuracy. There are also plenty of handy safety features, like an electric brake, which automatically stops the blade when you’ve finished cutting, and patented tough cord protection that prevents the power cord from being yanked out of the wall socket. There’s even an integrated dust blower at the front to keep your line of sight clear when cutting.
Makita Circular Saw
Makita is another solid brand, and although they do some great cordless saws, our circular saw pick is this 15-amp corded model. Coming in slightly more expensive than our Dewalt pick, at around $170, this Makita model boasts a higher revolutions per minute figure: 5,800 RPM. This model also benefits from a handy, face-down LED light, which helps illuminate your cutting area when working.
The Compact Option
Rockwell Versacut Circular Saw
For those who like to keep as mobile as possible, this compact Rockwell saw weighs just 4 pounds, and is surprisingly versatile. Priced at around $130, it may not be as powerful as the aforementioned saws - with a 4-amp motor and only 3,500 RPM - but it’s got tons of handy features built-in, like a laser guide and dust extractor. Its grip design is more ergonomic than most too, comfortably sitting in your hand, and allowing for easy one-handed operation.
The Fast One
Bosch CS5 Circular Saw
If you’re a stickler for stats and want to ensure you’ve got a speedy saw for the job, then this Bosch model is a great choice. Although it offers a familiar-sized 15-amp motor, it’s capable of delivering an impressive 6,200 RPM. It also features a left-sided blade set-up, so it’s great at giving right-handed users a clear view of the job at hand. Priced at around $120, several Amazon users praised the convenience of its left-sided blade, stating that they’ve never looked back after making the switch from right-sided.
Before we reveal our final pick, we wanted to give a few other great products a mention:
Genesis Control Grip Compact Circular Saw
DeWalt Flexvolt Circular Saw
Rockwell Compact Circular Saw
SKILSAW Lightweight Worm Drive Circular Saw
If you want to invest in a solid circular saw that can stand the abuse of a construction site, then this SKILSAW model comes highly recommended by websites The Spruce and Toolshaven. This 15-amp saw can deliver 5,300 RPM and, thanks to its magnesium-based construction, it offers superb durability that will stand the test of time. It’s slightly pricier at $200, but it’s ideal for those who want to elevate themselves above weekend warriors and general DIYers.
So which circular saw should you choose? Well, power and portability are two of the big factors when it comes to choosing this tool, so be sure to assess these before taking the plunge.
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