10 Best Power Circular Saws

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Power Circular Saws in 2020


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

SKIL 5280-01 15-Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Single Beam Laser Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 15-Amp motor for more power and performance than the SKIL 5680. Motor Housing Material:Resin
  • 15% weight reduction vs. SKIL 5680, reduces user fatigue
  • Single beam laser for more accurate cuts. Arbor size: 5/8 inches, cord length: 6 feet
  • Carrying bag for convenient portability and storage
  • 51Degree bevel with positive stop at 45Degree for greater cut capacity that SKIL 5680

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

WORX WORXSAW 4-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

DEWALT DWE575SB 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Circular Saw with Electric Brake

DEWALT DWE575SB 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Circular Saw with Electric Brake
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Lightweight and compact 15A (Ampere) saw delivers power for the toughest applications
  • This product is manufactured in China
  • This product meets customer requirement
  • Lightweight and compact 8.8-Pound
  • Electric Brake
  • Patented 15-Amp motor
  • 57-Degree beveling capacity with positive stops at 45-Degree and 22.5-Degree
  • Integrated Dust blower

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

DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw  (Tool Only)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Drill/Driver Circular Saw Combo Kit - BD2KITCDDCS

BLACK+DECKER  20V MAX Drill/Driver Circular Saw Combo Kit - BD2KITCDDCS
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Part of the black+decker 20V max* battery system
  • Drill / Driver features an 11 position clutch with a LED work light to illuminate the work surface
  • Circular saw features a high torque motor with a 5-1/2" blade
  • Tool fee depth of cut and bevel adjustment with bevel detents at 45 and 90 degrees
  • Lightweight compact design on both tools

Rockwell RK3440K Versacut 4.0 Amp Ultra-Compact Circular Saw with Laser Guide and 3-Blade Kit with Carry Case

Rockwell RK3440K Versacut 4.0 Amp Ultra-Compact Circular Saw with Laser Guide and 3-Blade Kit with Carry Case
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Powerful, 4.0 amp, multi-functional, ultra-compact circular saw
  • Cuts wide variety of materials such as tile, wood, sheet metal, plastics, flooring, and more
  • Ergonomic design with slim grip handle improves comfort and enhances grip and control - guide with just one hand!
  • Built-in laser guide helps you align the perfect cut;120 inches cord
  • Pivoting metal guard accommodates safe and easy plunge cuts
  • Dust extraction adapter keeps the cut line free of dust for improved visibility

Evolution Power Tools RAGE-B 7-1/4-Inch Multipurpose Cutting Circular Saw

Evolution Power Tools RAGE-B 7-1/4-Inch Multipurpose Cutting Circular Saw
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • MULTIPURPOSE CUTTING: This circular saw is capable of cutting steel, aluminum, wood, and plastic using the included blade.
  • BEVEL TILT: Easy to access bevel tilt, allows this circular saw to make bevel cuts between 0-45 degrees.
  • ADJUSTABLE DEPTH: Comes with adjustable depth of cut capability.
  • COMFORT & CONTROL: The ergonomic handle and supplied fence guide, allow for comfortable and accurate cutting.
  • CORDED CIRCULAR SAW: 1200W / 10.5 amp motor, 3900 RPM (no load), 20mm blade arbor, 6 foot cord

BLACK+DECKER BDCCS20B 20-volt Max Circular Saw Bare Tool, 5-1/2-Inch

BLACK+DECKER BDCCS20B 20-volt Max Circular Saw Bare Tool, 5-1/2-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • High torque motor 5-1/2-Inch. fast cutting blade for a variety of cuts
  • Tool-free depth of cut allows for easy depth adjustments
  • Bevel adjustment with detents at 45 and 90 degrees
  • Compact design for ease of use
  • Works with the entire BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX System (Battery and charger sold separately)
  • Circular Saw features high torque motor
  • Tool Free Depth of Cut and Bevel djustment

Black & Decker BD4KITCDCRL 20V MAX Drill/Driver Circular and Reciprocating Saw Worklight Combo Kit

Black & Decker BD4KITCDCRL 20V MAX Drill/Driver Circular and Reciprocating Saw Worklight Combo Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Part of the black+decker 20V max* battery system and 2 batteries doubles the runtime for larger projects and less down time
  • Drill / Driver features an 11 position clutch with a LED work light to illuminate the work surface
  • Circular saw features a high torque motor with a 5-1/2" blade
  • Reciprocating saw features 3000Spm motor, 7/8" stroke length and tool-free blade changes
  • LED work ight offers 70 Lumens for up to 11 hours of runtime

Tacklife Mini Circular Saw with Laser 6 Blades, CSK77AC Circular Saw 5.8A 705W (Equivalent 7.5A 900W) Cutting Wood/Plastic/Metal/Tile/Masonry/Flooring, One-hand Left Design and Depth 0~28.5mm

Tacklife Mini Circular Saw with Laser 6 Blades, CSK77AC Circular Saw 5.8A 705W (Equivalent 7.5A 900W) Cutting Wood/Plastic/Metal/Tile/Masonry/Flooring, One-hand Left Design and Depth 0~28.5mm
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Top 5 Circular Saws for Do-it-Yourself Homeowners

This article briefly discusses five of the best circular saws on the market for do-it-yourself homeowners.

Are you in the market for a new circular saw? If so, you may want to consider perusing my list of the top five circular saws for do-it-yourself homeowners. Here it is:

Rockwell 4-Volt 3 3/8 inch VersaCut Mini Circular Saw

The corded Rockwell 4-Volt VersaCut Mini Circular Saw made my list because of its size and weight. It comes with 3 3/8 inch diameter blades, weighs 4 pounds and is easy to control. In my opinion, it is perfect for small home repair and improvement projects. The downside is that it doesn't have electric brakes or a spindle lock. As such, it takes a few seconds for the blade to stop. It tends to sell for $130 through major home improvement stores.

Dewalt 18-Volt 6 ½ inch Circular Saw

I would recommend that homeowners looking to complete a large home improvement job consider investing in the cordless Dewalt 18-Volt 6 ½ inch Circular Saw. It has 6 ½ inch blades, electric brakes and a spindle lock. It also weighs a modest 6.3 pounds and typically comes with a 90 day money back guarantee. The downside is that it doesn't come with a dust collection unit. You can generally purchase the saw through home improvement stores for $120.

Milwaukee Lithium-Ion 18-Volt 6 ½ inch Circular Saw

I also like the Milwaukee Lithium-Ion 18-Volt 6 ½ inch Circular Saw. It weighs 9 pounds and comes with great features like electric brakes. Other notable features include a spindle lock, 45 degree bevel capacity and a trigger switch. What I don't like is that it doesn't come with a dust collection unit. You can typically purchase the saw for $120.

Makita LXT Lithium-Ion 18-Volt 6 ½ inch Circular Saw

In my experience, the cordless Makita LXT Lithium-Ion 18-Volt 6 ½ inch Circular Saw is worthy of consideration as well. It usually sells for less than $100 through home improvement stores. Hence, it is a great option for the budget conscious. I like it because it has 6 ½ inch blades, a spindle lock and a three year manufacturer's warranty. It weighs 7.3 pounds. The downside is that it does not have an electric brake or a dust collection unit.

Skil 120-Volt 7 ¼ inch Circular Saw with Laser Beam

Last but not least, the Skil 120-Volt 7 ¼ inch Circular Saw made my list because of its price and features. It typically sells for $90 and comes with a dual beam laser. Other features that I appreciate are the spindle lock, the keyless blade change and the 51 degree bevel capacity. The downside is that the saw weighs over 14 pounds. As such, it can be cumbersome to carry around. It also does not have electric brakes.

Source: Personal Experience

Killeen Gonzalez has a history of completing home improvement projects with her family.

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