3 Best Circular Saws – Comparison Chart

3 Best Circular Saws – Comparison Chart

I used to be terrified to use a circular saw and would think of any other way to cut, just so I wouldn’t have to use one.  Sometimes though, a circular saw is the best option for the job.  I just needed to learn how to use one.  After my research and testing out a few was done, I came to this conclusion.  See my 3 Best Circular Saws – Comparison Chart below.

Type & Brand VERSACUT RIDGID Worm Drive Saw RIDGID Circular Saw
Amp 5 Amp 15 Amp 15 Amp
Blade Dia. 4-1/2 7-1/4″ 7-1/4″
Saw Weight 5lbs 15.37lbs 11lbs
90° Max Cut 1-11/16″ 2-3/8″ 2-3/8″
45° Max Cut 1-1/8″ 1-3/4″ 1-3/4″
Bevel Yes Yes Yes
Laser Yes No No
Features  

Left-handed blade design

Great cut-line visibility

Slim grip design

Great comfort, balance, & control

Depth Adjustment

Electric Brake

Lock On Switch

Spindle Lock

Depth Adjustment

Spindle Lock

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My Top Picks

Top pick is the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00GTEU0M4″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”n” tag=”lipst0b-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Rockwell 4-1/2″ Compact Circular Saw, 5 amps, 3500 rpm, with Dust Port and Starter Kit- RK3441K[/easyazon_link].  The Versacut RK3441 is perfect for smaller, more precise jobs because it is lightweight and easier to control.  I have used my Versacut on a butcher block cutting board, sheet metal and plexiglass.  

Second pick is the [easyazon_link identifier=”B0015BDYHO” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”n” tag=”lipst0b-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Ridgid R3210 Saw, 7 1/4-Inch Circular Worm Drive[/easyazon_link].  I like the idea of having the blade on the left so I can see the cut line better.  The R3210 is the heaviest of all three saws above, but it seems to be easier to handle due to the weight being distributed differently.  I use my R3210 for larger jobs like plywood and regular pieces of wood for cuts that need to go deeper than the Versacut will allow.

Third pick is the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00L2GNE5O” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”n” tag=”lipst0b-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]RIDGID TOOL COMPANY R3205 7-1/4″ 15 Amp Circular Saw[/easyazon_link].  This saw isn’t last because it’s not a good product, it is last on my list due to personal preference.  It works great for any type of job, I just prefer the worm drive for large jobs and the Versacut for smaller jobs.  I tried out this type of saw before I made my decision on which to purchase.  I made really great cuts, just a little to hard for me to maneuver.

You can also purchase a Kreg Jig Circular Saw Guide.  When I tried out the R3205, I bought one.  It worked really good, I just like the Worm Drive Saw better.  It might work for you so here a link with moe information.  [easyazon_link identifier=”B007K5HIFS” locale=”US” nw=”n” nf=”n” tag=”lipst0b-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Kreg KMA2675 Kreg Rip-Cut[/easyazon_link]

Kreg Jig Rip Cut Tool

This Comparison Chart is limited to my top 3 because there are so many saws out there I didn’t want this to be an overload of information.  I am partial to Ridgid for lots of reasons, the lifetime warranty being one of them.  I hope you found this post helpful and I am always available for questions & comments.

 

Happy Building!