DeWalt 20V Max 7-1 4″ Brushless Cordless Circular Saw w FlexVolt Advantage Bare Tool D&B Supply

To those attributes, we would also add that it’s well balanced and easy to handle. While anyone can appreciate those features, it’s especially nice if you use the saw only on weekends for home projects. Its balance and geometry help you settle it quickly on the cut line, and it has more than enough power to see the cut through to completion. Since this type of extra-heavy-duty work is typically done in poorly lit conditions, the Flex’s work light is a huge help.

Of course, probably doing most of your day’s work on a single charge of its whopping 9-Ah battery. The saw is well designed, with a comfortable handle and a magnesium shoe with about as much friction as a melting ice cube; for such an unwieldy saw, it slides pretty nicely. We use each saw to cut across and with the grain, the blade perpendicular to its shoe and at an angle to it. We’re confident of the quality of our products and we’ll repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship within the specified warranty.

These features promote durability but increase the saw’s weight. The average homeowner-duty saw (with a motor drawing 12 amps) weighs 8 to 9 pounds. 20V MAX tools are specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding trades with best in class features, performance and durability. Improve your jobsite productivity and safety with innovative solutions from DeWalt.

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XR is their pro-grade selection of tools, similar to Milwaukee’s FUEL line. They offer nearly the same power (not in all cases), but a smaller size, similar to how Milwaukee has an M18 (full-size) and M12 (compact) version of their tools. You can download the relevant product manual for this item by visiting our dedicated service website following the direct link below. Introducing the new DeWalt ATOMIC Cordless Circular Saw – it’s small, but mighty! The saw blade reacts in a fraction of a second to stop once your finger is off the trigger.

If the saw moved off the square (and the cutline), we knew something was amiss. The most common cause is a saw motor and body that makes a slightly sloppy fit with the shoe on which it rides. Read on for quick info on the best circular saws from our testing, then scroll down for buying advice and in-depth reviews of these and other models. I tried it on cutting scabs for shimming out receptacles using 2×4’s and this little saw ripped through them with no issues.

You can’t help but be impressed by this Milwaukee saw’s cutting power and longevity. Slide in a massive 12-Ah battery and you’ve got several hours of carpentry capability unencumbered by a cord. This petite saw weighs dewalt drill a mere 8.6 pounds, yet we found it to be unusually capable. Equipped with a 7.25-inch blade, it made short work of 4 x 6 pressure-treated lumber, 2 x 10 Douglas fir, 3⁄4-inch plywood, and laminate flooring.