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The 14 Best Circular Hand Saws – Guidebook

Hand-held circular saws are primarily used for precision work and impress here with a clean cut. Especially for long and straight cuts, the accuracy of the hand-held circular saw is indispensable. Thus, the hand-held circular saw is ideal for renovation work at home. At the same time, modern models of the hand-held circular saw are very handy and easy to use.

To make your search for the perfect circular saw easier, we have written a checklist for you, which provides you with all the facts and figures about the circular saw. In addition, there is an overview of various circular saws in our product recommendation.

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The Different Models
  • In addition to the classic hand-held circular saw, there are also saws in a smaller format, the so-called mini hand-held circular saws and cordless cordless hand-held circular saws. The all-rounder is the standard hand-held circular saw, although the ever-improving battery-powered variants are clearly gaining in popularity.
  • Mini hand-held circular saws have a much smaller saw blade than conventional hand-held circular saws. They are very suitable for fine cuts and for use in hard-to-reach places. Their saw blade has a diameter of about 60 to 100 mm, while their big brother usually comes up with saw blades with 160 to 190 mm. With the right saw blade, you can cut wood and metal up to a thickness of 120 to 160 mm with a mini handheld circular saw.
  • A cordless hand-held circular saw is maximally flexible, but usually can’t match the performance of mains-powered hand-held circular saws. Even if the quality of the lithium-ion batteries used has improved significantly, you have to accept small sacrifices for the untethered “freedom”.
The Performance
  • In order for you to work quickly and efficiently, the power of the motor of circular saws plays a major role. We recommend that you choose a hand-held circular saw with more than 1200 watts. The higher the wattage, the harder and thicker materials you can cut through effortlessly. For cutting laminate and parquet, however, a mini hand-held circular saw is usually sufficient, as it is much easier to handle than a larger and therefore heavier normal hand-held circular saw.
The Speed
  • The idle speed indicates how fast the saw blade turns per minute. The higher the speed, the cleaner and easier the cut. We recommend you use a hand-held circular saw with a speed of at least 5000 – 6000 rpm.
The Saw Blade
  • The diameter of the saw blade determines how thick the workpiece you want to cut can be. A good hand-held circular saw should have a cutting depth of at least 55 mm for a 90 degree cut. Better models even manage 60 to 70 mm.
  • Basically, the higher the power, the heavier the motor. That’s why you should always keep your work process in mind when choosing your saw . For example, one-handed and overhead work is naturally made more difficult by the additional weight.
  • Models with suction supports make your work much easier. You can connect these to a vacuum cleaner so that you integrate cleanup into the work process and don’t have to worry about chips and dirt in sensitive areas.

We have compiled the best and most interesting circular saws. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

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The Best Sellers of Circular Hand Saws

In a list of bestsellers, we have compiled the most popular circular hand saws for you.

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Current Offers On Circular Hand Saws

You can find the best current offers on circular hand saws in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 4
SKIL 15 Amp 7-1/4 Inch Circular Saw with Single Beam Laser Guide - 5280-01
SKIL 15 Amp 7-1/4 Inch Circular Saw with Single Beam Laser Guide - 5280-01
Powerful 15-amp motor delivers 5 300-RPM for greater speed and faster cuts; 7-1 4-inch carbide-tipped blade included. Spindle lock for easy blade changes.
$59.99 −18%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
DEWALT 20V MAX* Circular Saw, 6-1/2-Inch, Cordless, Tool Only (DCS565B)
DEWALT 20V MAX* Circular Saw, 6-1/2-Inch, Cordless, Tool Only (DCS565B)
HIGH MANEUVERABILITY with its lightweight and compact design; QUICKLY ADJUST the bevel capacity from 0 - 50° with the tool-free bevel lever
$219.00 −31%

FAQ About Circular Hand Saws

Which hand-held circular saw?

Circular saws differ in power, speed and model, depending on how extensive the renovation work is, you will need a different circular saw.

Circular hand saw: which side up?

The side on which the saw blade is attached is at the bottom of the hand-held circular saw.

Plunge saw or hand-held circular saw?

The advantage of the plunge saw is that it can be attached to any part of the guide rail. The hand-held circular saw, on the other hand, is designed for long and straight cuts.

How to use a hand-held circular saw?

You use a hand-held circular saw whenever you need to make precise long and straight cuts.

What to look for in a hand-held circular saw?

Make sure the guide plate is tight, saw blade can be changed without danger,
you set the correct depth of cut and miter angle, and use a guide rail.

What is a hand-held circular saw?

The hand-held circular saw is an electric saw with a rotating blade designed for cutting wood.

Hand-held circular saw: what depth of cut?

On average, the depth of cut of a hand-held circular saw should be 75mm.

What is a riving knife on the hand-held circular saw?

The riving knife prevents the saw blade from jamming on a hand-held circular saw.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.