The Hand Held Circular Saw
The hand held circular saw comes into its own when the use of a hand saw would not be practical or take to long.
The circular saw table is also ruled out if the size of the work piece is unwieldily.
The best lightweight circular saw can save a lot of time and give a good cutting edge.
There has to be all safety features required:
Saw blade to be automatically covered when starting the machine and when finished cutting
2 hands to be used to hold the circular saw
There are many saws on the market so to chose the best hand held circular saw for the price one is prepared to pay for it.
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There are 5 top rated circular saws following with descriptive assessment of their benefits
VonHaus 10 Amp 7-1/4 inch Circular Saw – Corded Multi Purpose Tool includes 1 x 24T TCT Blade
Variable bevel angle settings from 2.5 inch at 90degrees to 1.67 inch at 45degrees.
It is compact and lightweight and the ergonomic handle designed to give the operator easy control
There is a built in safety lock on the blade when not in use so accidental activation is prevented.
The circular saw is promoted at all types of users from the DIY to the trade user.
It will cut through various materials MDF, hardwoods and even Perspex, giving the purchaser peace of mind that they are top rated circular saws manufacturer.
Makita 5007F 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw
It also has some features that make it stand out from many of its competitors and some of them are listed below:
- It gives up to 5800 Revs/min from a 15.0 amp powerful motor.
- Built in 2 L.E.D. Lights to illuminate the cutting line.
- A built in dust blower to clear the cut line.
- An advances fan design to keep the motor efficiently cool.
- Alternative power source with an AC/DC switch.
- Engineered with an all ball bearing construction to give long tool life.
- The base is constructed of heavy aluminium gauge for durability improvement.
With the higher powered saw makes this one to be considered as the best hand held circular saw.
Hitachi have produced a powerful and the best lightweight circular saw of its production.
It has had very good reviews from those who have purchased the product.
The features of the saw follows:
A 15-amp motor running at 6,000 revs/min.
A reduction of vibration with a soft grip handle to increase comfort in use.
A built in dust blower to keep the line of sight clear of dust and debris.
Depth of cut lever with adjustments made simple and quick.
With a weight of only 91/2 lbs makes handling non tiring.
A rip fence is not included but for and extra payment will be supplied.
With such a well known brand there will be the expectation of being a good product.
This small electric saw for cutting wood and other materials is a must have for the hobbyist working in a limited space.
The following benefits are;
A small but powerful 6-amp motor capable of dealing with a variety of materials.
It has a worm drive gearing so capable of delivering the power needed from a small motor
Has two positions for the cutting wheel so able to make a flush cut.
Able to be connected to an external dust collection port so minimises the the about of cleaning to to undertaken.
An imported product making the possibilities of spares not readily available.
This tool is designed to be a one handed operation and is a small electric saw for cutting wood and a range of other materials.
It is suppled with a variety of saw blades, carrying bag, a clip on plate to prevent scratching the material being cut and a saw fence.
- Lightweight and capable of being operated with one hand
- Has a Laserguide indicator to faciitate accurate line following
- Easy to set depth cutting indicator
- Has a powerful 4.0 amp motor which is capable of cutting a variety of materials
- Has a plunge cut system with indicators showing the exact entry of the blade.
- The spring on the plunge cut system appear to be strong
- The hand position and on/off trigger mechanism was found to be awkward for some operators.
Hand held circular saw – Conclusion:
For the woodworker requiring a strong powerful top rated circular saw the Makita 5007F 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw would be a recommended best hand held circular saw.
For the operator requiring the best lightweight circular saw there is a possible choice of two:
Rockwell RK3440K VersaCut Circular Saw or the Dremel SM20-02 120-Volt Saw-Max Tool