Circular saws are an essential part of every handyman’s toolbox. As their name implies, circular saws use a toothed disc blade to cut different woods, plastics, and even metals using a spinning rotary motion. Circular saws are popular, because they’re simple to use, affordable, practical, and surprisingly flexible in their cutting capabilities. In particular, cordless circular saws are very portable so that you can bring the machine right to the lumber without lugging a heavy power cord. While they may all look similar, we’ve separated the best from the rest to highlight the top 10 best cordless circular saws for 2015 that can effortlessly tackle your construction projects.
Featuring a powerful 5250 RPM motor, the DeWalt 20-Volt Max Li-Ion Circular Saw has the speed to make even the most demanding cuts a breeze. It has a strong, yet lightweight magnesium shoe for job site durability and long-term cut accuracy. There’s a 6.5-inch carbide tipped blade for cutting two times the material at 45 and 90 degree angles. The DeWalt 20-Volt Max Li-Ion Circular Saw also has an optimized rubber comfort grip for your full control.
For use on plywood, fence boards, paneling, and more, the Black & Decker Cordless Matrix Trim Saw Attachment boasts a lightweight, compact design for optimal comfort. Weighing in at just two pounds, the tool has a spindle lock button to quickly make single-wrench bit changes. This saw is built for powerful performance with 20-volt and AC 4A power. It can easily be used with any tool within the Black & Decker Matrix line, such as the BDEDMT or BDCDMT112.
With a 6.5-inch carbide tipped blade, the DeWalt Bare-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saw provides 3,700 RPM for fast rip cuts and cross cuts. The 0-50 degree bevel capacity gives twice the cutting capacity for use in a wide range of cutting applications. The tool comes with a fan-cooled motor and replaceable brushes for maximum durability. DeWalt Bare-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saw is backed by a three-year limited warranty to cover any faulty defects.
Equipped with a high torque motor, the Black & Decker 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Circular Saw is designed with simple bevel adjustment and depth of cut for accurate cuts every time. It’s outfitted with a 5.5-inch blade for smooth and fast cutting on even the toughest jobs. With a striking red color, the saw has a compact, cordless design for convenience. The Black & Decker 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Circular Saw comes as a bare tool, so batteries are sold separately.
Available with a 5.5-inch carbide-tipped blade, the Ryobi One 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saw offers an exact line laser that automatically activates on lumber for cut accuracy. Backed by a three-year manufacturer warranty, the tool has an enhanced GripZone overmold handle for optimum comfort during use. It can make bevel cuts up to 45 degrees with its left-side blade alignment. The Ryobi One 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saw also has an electric brake to quickly stop the blade for safety.
Although the Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw only weighs seven pounds to lessen operator fatigue, it’s still powerful with a high torque 3,700 RPM motor. Thanks to its heavy gauge, precision machined base, users can count on smooth, accurate, and fast cutting with added durability. It’s certified frustration-free to complete various cutting applications without hassle. The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw has a 50 degree maximum bevel cutting capacity.
Delivering 1,400 RPM, the Makita 12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw Kit gives fast cutting for plywood, pegboard, particleboard, drywall, MDF, and more. It’s 12V lithium-ion batteries provide long run times and re-charge within just 50 minutes to cut out downtime. It’s been engineered in accordance with EPA Energy Star guidelines and backed with a three-year warranty. The Makita 12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw Kit includes a built-in dust blower to eliminate excess debris for more precise cuts.
Boasting a 4,000 RPM high-performance motor for aggressive cuts, the Porter-Cable 20V Max Lithium Bare Circular Saw has a beveling shoe that pivots up to 50 degrees on a 6.5-inch blade. The tool has a contoured overmolded handle and weighs less than seven pounds for increased user comfort. Included in the CSA safety listing, it’s one of the few left-handed circular saws on the market today. The Porter-Cable 20V Max Lithium Bare Circular Saw has a three-year limited warranty, but the battery will be sold separately.
With its ergonomic, lightweight design, the Bare-Tool Milwaukee 18-Volt Circular Saw has an aircraft aluminum shoe to deliver the greatest accuracy. The tool is outfitted with heavy-duty magnesium guards, on-board fuel gauge displays, and soft-grip handles for optimum durability. There’s an electronic brake to immediately stop the 24T carbide blade for protection against jobsite injuries. The powerful 3,500 RPM motor on the Bare-Tool Milwaukee 18-Volt Circular Saw can easily handle plumbing, framing, carpentry, and electrical projects.
Designed with a 5.0 AH battery, the DeWalt 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Circular Saw Kit uses its powerful 5,250 RPM motor to deliver the power and speed your demanding cuts need. The tool is equipped with a lightweight magnesium shoe, rubber comfort grip, 50 degree bevel capacity, and 6.5-inch carbide-tipped blade. It’s able to cut twice the materials at 45 and 90 degrees. The DeWalt 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Circular Saw Kit comes with the saw, premium battery, fast charger, blades, and a handy storage box.