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Makita 18V LXT Brushless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw

This circular saw is a compact monster which has the capability to outstrip any of the circular saws in the market currently.

We are introducing you to the Makita 18V LXT Brushless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw which is one of a kind. We all are thinking why Makita has downsized its previous model. Why has it added another model in the same line with a smaller size? Let’s find out.

When we consider a 6-1/2” circular saw, it has a host of other benefits compared to its big brother. Internet will obviously praise its bigger version but you should really look for its younger counterpart. The 6-1/2” circular saw deals with the problem of depth cut very efficiently and it is capable to crosscut a material into 90 degrees.

If it’s a thicker material, it will take two cuts to complete the process. The best part about the younger version is that it is 3 pounds lighter which makes it very easy to use. This less weight helps you when you are trying to make a vertical cut or overhead cut.

Makita 18V LXT Brushless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw

The Difference:

They have surely done something different. And we feel that because there were already 4 models in this range. There are many improvements in this model but we will tell you about the most evident ones. This version has a brushless motor. This version is capable of 5000 RPM’s without us worrying about the stability.

You might be thinking that it also sports two batteries but you’re mistaken as it works on a single battery and hence it saves you money. Its brushless motor will give you more power and time.

Another new technology that has been added to this machine is automatic speed change which adjusts the speed and torque electronically so that your machine can work at an optimum level. This massively helps in pushing through cuts.

Makita 18V LXT Brushless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw Specs and Performance

  • Model: XSH03Z (bare tool)/XSH03M (two battery kit)
  • Power Source: LXT 18V Lithium-ion Battery (4.0 amp hour included in kit)
  • No Load Speed: 5,000 RPM
  • Max Cutting Capacity: 2-1/4″ (at 90 degrees), 1-5/8″ (at 45 degrees)
  • Weight: 7.3 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $195 (XSH03Z), $399 (XSH03M)

The benefits of this circular saw are that its cutting experience is so smooth, stable and fast. Due to its lighter weight, tasks were completed early and easily.

The Led indicator is a welcome addition which takes this circular saw to a whole new level. The electric blade is super-fast and super-responsive. We found out by removing our hand from the trigger and it stopped immediately.

We would surely suggest you go for this product as it has all the good features with less weight and a lesser price than its previous version.

Bosch Circular Saw

Bosch’s products are manufactured with precision and so much care that it is impossible for them to fail on the industrial platform.

The Bosch CS5 is a tool that has its name taken by the renowned industrialists of the country. It is because it is one of the most solidly built circular saws in the country. This product stands out in front of its competitors because of its amazing design, quality, and well-throttled power.

The only thing that stops it from being the top circular saw overall is that its 7 1/4-inch circular saw has a lack of bevel stops and its dust chute is not up to the mark.

Bosch’s motor has the capability to run at speeds up to 6200 rpm which is the fastest among all the models that we have reviewed. As the blade is made to sit on the left side of the tool, you will have a clear-cut path about how you want to cut.

It also depends upon the material which you are using for the cut. The too hasn’t been provided with a laser guide which is useful for guiding your cuts in a straight line. The power tool has been successful in clearing the sawdust away from the cut line which will make your cut path more visible.

Bosch Circular Saw

Features:

  • It comes with an anti-snag lower guard which will allow you to make regular and bevel cuts without moving the guard further.
  • It has been provided with a spindle lock which makes it very easy for you to change the blade and it ensures that your new branded blades will remain locked in one place.
  • The saw is allowed to cut a maximum of 27/16 inches at a 90-degree angle and at a 45-degree angle; this tool is allowed to cut a maximum depth of 17/8 inches.
  • You are allowed to make a bevel cut of up to 56 degrees which is amongst the best in the industry.
  • This tool doesn’t provide you with positive bevel stops which allow you to quickly adjust the bevel to common angles which can be 5 degrees or 45 degrees.
  • Its left blade design is tricky to get and will take some time getting used to.

Specs:

  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Cord Length: 9 feet
  • Handling Efficiency: 80%
  • Bevel Capacity: 56 degrees
  • RPMs: 6200 revolutions per minutes

This circular saw has the fastest running blades in the country. This speed contributes to smoother cuts. Some of the missing features don’t allow this circular saw to be our top-ranked circular saw. It is your choice now as we have provided you with all the required information.

Milwaukee Circular Saw

Milwaukee is a renowned brand in the world of manufacturing and buying a circular saw from this company will certainly tell you that why it is such an amazing brand.

This circular saw has been provided with a single 18V battery system that uses 7-1/4” blade. Its entry to the circular cordless industry was frowned upon because of the M18 battery. People asked that if it would be able to perform against the 18V X2 dual battery system from Makita or the one by Hiliti which provides us with a 36V platform.

Even after having provided with such a small battery, it drills out 5000 RPM. This circular saw is strikingly same to other cordless saws in the market but the major difference is obviously that it has been provided with a 7-1/4” blade compared to other circular saws which have been provided with 6-1/2” blades. Milwaukee’s circular saw is more compact among the other designs present in the market.

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Features:

  • This saw is very lightweight and can be worked with single-handed use.
  • Markings have been etched for bevel measurements and shoe measurements.
  • This edition has also been provided with a rafter hook which comes in handy during the cutting process.
  • You’re required to push in the safety lever while activating the trigger which is a usual safety standard. This can be easily done by using either of your hands.
  • It has been provided with a click which tells us that the trigger has been pulled enough to activate the saw.
  • We tested this particular saw under standard stress test and pressure treated with lumber cuts.
  • Swapping Milwaukee blades with Diablo demon blades had a huge difference. We are not saying that Milwaukee blades are not up to the mark but Diablo blades are slightly better.
  • The Milwaukee’s design offers enough space between the guard and arbor which makes the work efficiently and it doesn’t slow down the work.
  • The cuts made are consistent and cross-cutting through 2*10 pressures treated lumber is a way of how it’s done by the woodworkers.
  • It has been provided with a Led light which makes working easy.
  • Magnesium components provided in the circular saw reduces the weight of the circular saw.

Specifications :

  • Models: 2731-20 (bare tool), 2731-21 (1 battery kit), 2731-22 (2 battery kit)
  • Power Source: M18 RedLithium Battery
  • Blade Size: 7-1/4″
  • No Load Speed: 5000 RPM
  • Bevel Capacity: 50 degrees
  • Weight: 9.0 pounds
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • 2731-20: $229
  • 2731-21: $309

It does very well to compete with other powerful circular saws in the market. It saves us money because of the single battery. Now, it is your decision to chose the best circular saw that you want in your home who can accomplish all your woodwork.

Dewalt Circular Saw

We are always on the lookout for the products that are lighter and stronger. Dewalt DWE575 7-1/4 in Circular Saw is such a product.

New, lighter and powerful tools as compared to the previous generation tools have provided us with longer batteries and better dust collection abilities. These advancements have paved the way for better tools and these tools ensure better and efficient working.

We all know that tools that are heavy in nature cause fatigue and material loss to the product over a long period of time. After dealing with these problems, companies started focusing on products that are lighter and have anti-vibrational features. While I was looking for such products, I found  DWE575 7-1/4 in Circular Saw.

Dewalt-FlexVolt-Brushless-Circular-Saw

Dewalt has been progressing in this circular saw industry lately and has been making huge changes. It recently changed the design of their 15-amp circular saw thereby reducing its weight. The model we are talking about is DWE575 Circular Saw and it was developed to cut small framing wood, siding of materials, exterior siding of materials and trim materials.

Any company before launching any new product surveys the market to ensure the requirement of the product and usage of the product. DeWalt has just done that as it might have spoken to some of the tradesmen before coming up with this saw. The circular saw turned out to be really light and it has surely lifted the mood of woodworkers.

Features:

  • Dewalt recently added another degree of bevel capacity which allows it 57 degrees of movement which obviously matches its model number.
  • The saw has been provided with metal bevel lever that can quickly achieve the bevel cuts that other saws have difficulty attaining.
  • The amazing fact about this circular saw is that it has bevel stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees which make it easy to operate the levers.
  • It has been provided with aluminum shoe rather than a magnesium shoe. Aluminum reduces the weight of the circular saw very much. Although it is lightweight, it is rugged enough to handle minor falls and work accidents.
  • This circular saw has been provided with heavy-duty strain relief which DeWalt funnily calls ToughCord system. ToughCord has been proven a great deal of help to the contractors and woodworkers.
  • This has been provided with a ball bearing and a design which evens out thin cutoffs.

The recent changes in this saw have made it a tough competitor and that is why it is constantly ranked in top circular saws. I surely think that after reading this review you will be able to make up your mind to buy a circular saw.