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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


circular saw

Review9.0(out of 10)
Masterforce Boost 20V Cordless Circular Saw Review

Masterforce Boost 20V Cordless Circular Saw Review | 5415.1

Masterforce Upgrades Brushless Circular Saw with Boost Package The Masterforce Boost 20V cordless circular saw doesn’t look much different than its brushless predecessor. We decided to take a deeper dive and see what’s new and noteworthy about this updated model. Pros Brushless motor with Boost upgrade Smooth guard action Base glides well over material Excellent […]

Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Review

How to Check Circular Saw Accuracy

Have you spent time checking circular saw accuracy? Did you even know that you should? Whether you want to make straight cuts with a circular saw by guiding it against a rafter square or straightedge or just follow a line freehand, even the best circular saw needs adjustment for accurate cutting. That means calibrating your […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
Flex 24V 6-1/2 Inch Circular Saw Action

FLEX 24V 6 1/2-Inch Inline Circular Saw Review FX2131A-1C

Flex 24V Inline Circular Saw Puts its Skinny Belt On Flex broke into the professional cordless power tool sector with an impressive list of first-generation tools. While many of them check the boxes for core tools every Pro needs, the Flex 24V 6 1/2-Inch Inline Circular Saw is something completely different. Pros Comfortable ergonomics Impressive […]

Hart 20V Brushless 4-Tool Combo Kit

Hart 20V 4-Tool Brushless Combo Kit Review

Hart 20V Brushless Combo Kit Blends Versatility And Value The Hart 20V brushless 4-tool combo kit includes some heavy hitters from Hart’s ever-expanding lineup. The combo set includes a drill driver, impact driver, 7 1/4-inch circular saw, and a 200-lumen flashlight along with a couple of batteries and a charger. If you’re new to Hart, […]

left blade vs right blade circular saws

Left Side vs Right Side Circular Saw Blade

Circular saws have traditionally fallen into the two distinct yet similarly serpentine-sounding categories of sidewinder and worm drive. The categories generally differ in motor orientation and design, weight, torque, and RPMs. Perhaps most significantly, a worm drive saw was traditionally left-side blade and a sidewinder positioned itself with a right-side blade. Today, manufacturers produce saws that blur the blade orientation distinction. Of […]

DeWalt 2X Demo Circular Saw Blade Review

How to Make Circular Saw Blades Last Longer

Unless you’re whittling a piece that you chopped from a tree, all the wood in carpentry projects came into contact with a circular saw blade at some point. Even the best circular saw blades can suffer from neglect. We know when the blade gets dull but how are you caring for circular saw blades between the […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw Review

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw Review DCS574

DeWalt Power Detect Circular Saw Pushes 20V Max Cutting Up a Notch Joining the other tools juicing with an 8Ah battery, the DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw put its boosted performance on display in our testing. We wanted to know if the boost in this model is enough, or if you’re better off […]

Why use a metal cutting circular saw

Can a Circular Saw Cut Metal? Metal Saws vs Circular Saws

Many people want to know can a circular saw cut metal? The answer is: it depends. You have a lot of factors to consider in the metal-cutting vs circular saw question—like blade speed, the blade itself, and the collection of metal shavings created by the blade. You may look at your circular saw and wonder, […]

How Does A Circular Saw's Electric Brake Work

How Does a Saw’s Electric Brake Work

Tool manufacturers continue to add more safety and fatigue-reducing features to their products. Examples abound with auto lock-on switches, auto lock-off switches, blade guards, and shields—just to start. You may take one safety feature for granted simply because you can’t see it—an electric brake. On the best circular saws and many other saws, an electric […]

Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw

Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw

Making accurate cuts with a circular saw doesn’t have to be all that complicated. With a few tools most Pros already carry, you can make a perfect crosscut pretty quickly when you need to. Here are a couple of my favorite methods. Use a Rafter Square for Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw To […]