TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like the content you find here, don't block the ads check them out instead. Thank you.
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Cordless Circular Saws?

  1. #1
    Retired & Happy Yorick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lanzarote
    Posts
    37,392
    Like
    5,128
    Liked 5,089 in 3,183 posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Cordless Circular Saws?


    TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like
    the content you find here, don't block the ads check
    them out instead. Thank you.
    My jigsaw finally gave up the ghost yesterday as I was cutting up pallets. And it got me thinking that a circular saw would be more suitable for my usage.

    I like the thought of a cordless one, but are they any good?

  2. #2
    Should Get Out More demographic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Less than fifty miles from Moscow, honest guv...
    Posts
    22,170
    Like
    1,365
    Liked 1,421 in 853 posts

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    In short, Yes they have really come on in the last five or so years.
    I have one as well as a couple of pretty industrial corded circular saws and most months the corded ones don't even come out of my van toolsafe.

    As with all the power hungry tools, the bigger amp hour batteries they have the better but something with 4 or more amp hour batteries work fine even for most tradespeople.

    Crosscuts don't use as much power as ripcuts with real timber but they don't seem to mind any direction with plywood.

    I doubt I'll buy another corded circular saw now unless its for a very specific job with big timbers.

  3. The following 2 users liked this useful post by demographic:


  4. #3
    Should Get Out More Screwdriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    15,772
    Like
    482
    Liked 5,384 in 2,497 posts

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    These days I'd run off and check YouTube for reviews. Have a rough idea what it is you want to do with one, find a YouTube channel that does it, see what saw they are using. Most of the big name YouTubers will be either sponsored or reviewing tools (or both). RR Buildings (chap builds post frame workshops) is a good one, he uses a variety of different cordless saws and its a fascinating channel to boot.

    https://youtu.be/LEjyRVaPAJ4


  5. The following user liked this post made by Screwdriver:


  6. #4
    Retired & Happy Yorick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lanzarote
    Posts
    37,392
    Like
    5,128
    Liked 5,089 in 3,183 posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    I like the look of the Makita ones and I already have 2 batteries. This one has good reviews and an electronic brake which is good for a numpty like me

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAKITA-DS...eYvB:rk:1:pf:0

  7. #5
    Should Get Out More demographic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Less than fifty miles from Moscow, honest guv...
    Posts
    22,170
    Like
    1,365
    Liked 1,421 in 853 posts

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    There is a nice 18 volt Makta one I've used that convinced me that they had come on to the point where they are viable.
    It had an aluminium base, err can't remember much beyond that. Nice machine though.Think it has a left side blade.
    Mines a Festool HKC but that would involve expendeture on another battery platform for you. Seems kind of pointless unless you plan on using it all the time. Its been well worth it for me but even most tradesmen don't see where the extra money went till they use mine with me for a few days.

  8. The following user liked this post made by demographic:


  9. #6
    At Work Falcoholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Scotchland
    Posts
    1,550
    Like
    491
    Liked 404 in 216 posts

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I like the look of the Makita ones and I already have 2 batteries. This one has good reviews and an electronic brake which is good for a numpty like me

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAKITA-DS...eYvB:rk:1:pf:0
    I bought a mitre saw recently and have had a good use out of it, but seeing this makes me want one. I have my decking to rip up and rebuild this summer so I might just be able to justify the purchase.

  10. The following user liked this post made by Falcoholic:


  11. #7
    Should Get Out More Screwdriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    15,772
    Like
    482
    Liked 5,384 in 2,497 posts

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcoholic View Post
    I bought a mitre saw recently and have had a good use out of it, but seeing this makes me want one. I have my decking to rip up and rebuild this summer so I might just be able to justify the purchase.
    Yeah? Justify this!




  12. The following user liked this post made by Screwdriver:


  13. #8
    Weapons Grade Moaner Silly Car's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Deep, dark, 'n' dangerous
    Posts
    14,208
    Like
    658
    Liked 1,737 in 1,032 posts
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    Yeah? Justify this!



    Well... somebody “had” to buy it and I couldn’t get a courier to collect it for me

  14. #9
    Retired & Happy Yorick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lanzarote
    Posts
    37,392
    Like
    5,128
    Liked 5,089 in 3,183 posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    In amongst the old stuff left by the previous owner, I found a Bosch jigsaw. Fired up and works OK.

    But still not gonna stop me getting a circular saw

  15. The following user liked this post made by Yorick:


  16. #10
    Should Get Out More go_slow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    is not fixed no more.
    Posts
    27,471
    Like
    4,959
    Liked 5,803 in 3,403 posts
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Cordless Circular Saws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    Well... somebody “had” to buy it and I couldn’t get a courier to collect it for me
    You know if you want to borrow it anytime its sat there waiting like a sat there waiting praying mantis type thing. Works really really well, allowed me to ply line my workshop really quickly, impressive piece of kit.

  17. The following 2 users liked this useful post by go_slow:


Go Back to Forum My Forum

TRC Affiliates - Help TRC make a small amount of commission