This is the final part of our best circular saw review series where it all adds up. Throughout recent pages we had a close look at what the best circular saw must look like for any professional woodworker.
Starting with a circular saw review to various close looks into what is the best plunge cut circular saw, to what to look for in a cordless circular saw. We also looked into guide rail systems and the best circular saw blades when cutting wood and other materials. Now let’s finalize it all into what the best circular saw should look like.
What is the best circular saw?
The following circular saw comparison table lists all features and benefits that a professional circular saw should have.
Hopefully helping you find what to look for when looking for YOUR best circular saw.
Basic Circular Saw By User Categories
|Corded Circular Saws
Feature Comparison Table
|Homeowner and DIY
|Carpenter & Roofer
Heavy Duty Frame Worker
|Rec. Motor Power||8 amps
( ~1000 watts )
( ~1200 watts )
( ~1800 watts )
|Max. Depth of Cut||up to 2-1/4″
|up to 2-1/2″
|up to 6-1/4″
(158mm) (and above)
|Overall Shape of Circular Saw||Sidewinder||Sidewinder||Sidewinder or Worm-Drive|
|Circular Saw Design||Right Blade||Right Blade||Right Blade|
|Overall Circular Saw Type||Pendulum Guard Circular Saw||Plunge Cut Saw||Pendulum Guard Circular Saw|
|Depth Adjustment||Front Pivot||Rear Pivot||Parallel Guide|
|Blade Change Mechanism||Spindle-Lock||Spindle-Lock||Spindle-Lock|
|Circular Saw Safety||
|Variable Speed Electronics||Not needed||Useful (if you plan to cut non-ferrous or plastic materials)||Useful (if you plan to cut non-ferrous or plastic materials)|
|Guide Rail System||Useful||Important||Recommended|
|– non-slip guide rail surface protection||Useful||Important||Recommended|
|– replaceable anti-splinter guard on rail||Useful||Important||Recommended|
|– sliding guide rail strips||Useful||Useful||Useful|
|Laser Line on Cutting Line||Useful||Not needed||Not needed|
|Circular Saw Blades|
|– Rip Cut Blade||Recommended||Important||Important|
|– Universal Saw Blade||Important||Important||Important|
|– Fine Tooth Saw Blade||Recommended||Important||Important|
|– Laminate Circular Saw Blade||Useful||Important||Important|
|– Non-Ferrous Circular Saw Blade||Useful||Recommended||Recommended|
|Parallel Cutting Guide (Rip Fence)||Simple
|Circular Saw Dust Connector||Important||Important||Recommended|
|Suggested Woodworking Circular Saw|
|Rec. Circular Saw Power Tool Brands||DeWalt,Bosch, Festool,||Festool, DeWalt,||Mafell, Makita,|
This has been an overview about the ideal circular saw. However, any decision about which circular saw to purchase for your home or workshop.
It is our sincere hope that this circular saw review series has offered you a path to find “the best circular saw for you!”
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