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Cordless Circular Saw Reviews

Whether it's a professional job or do-it-yourself, the right tools allow your project to proceed smoothly and efficiently. Circular saws come in handy for a variety of projects. But how do you know which saw is the right one for you? Keep reading to get to my cordless circular saw reviews to aid you in your buying decision.

Here's a list of Top Cordless Circular Saw

Why Cordless?

When comparing cordless tools with corded tools, you are comparing convenience and power. If a power outlet isn't nearby, or you left your extension cord elsewhere, cordless is an excellent option. Sometimes space doesn't allow for a cable, or you can feel unsafe having wires lying around. There is a risk of the saw cutting the cord as well.

Cordless circular saws tend to have smaller blades, and they don't have enough strength to cut through thicker boards. However, they are ideal when working outside or on a job site. They may not have the same power as the plug-in options, but that doesn't mean they won't get the job done.

Cordless tools also tend to be on the lower end of expenses, and rechargeable batteries are often interchangeable among tools. And when it comes to battery options, you have plenty of choices.

I've reviewed a couple of different cordless circular saw products so you can see which fits your style the best.

Top Cordless Circular Saw

1. VonHaus 20V MAX Cordless Circular Saw

VonHaus 20V MAX Cordless Circular Saw

The high motor speed on this circular saw worked great for me. This product has adjustable cutting depth, which allows for bevel angle cuts and joint cuts. It uses the industry standard of a 6.5-inch blade, so it's simple to find compatible blades, though it does come with four options. A two-stage safety trigger is easy to use and put my mind at ease. I found the rubber grip handle comfortable.

I also appreciated the convenience that the 20V battery included. Not only does the battery charge in 75 minutes, but the same battery can also be used in 7 VonHaus products. If you like the circular saw, you can easily add more to your toolbox.

Honestly, I didn't have any complaints about this product. It works well and comes ready to use from the box. It's a fantastic option for beginners or someone a little more experienced.


  • Strong motor
  • Adjustable cutting depth
  • Safe to use
  • Battery included


  • None that I found

2. DeWalt 20V MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw

DeWalt 20V MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw

The standard 6.5-inch blade is also used here, but it's the motor that stood out to me on this one. Over 5,000 RPMs gave power that made cutting efficient and simple. It also has a bevel capacity of 0-50 degrees, plus 90 degrees and 45 degrees cut in two times the material.  It works well on small projects or more complicated ones.

You can cut just about anything. This product is also very lightweight with a comfortable handle that helped me safely grip when using. The direct line of sight between blade and working surface allowed me to make accurate cuts with speed.

This product comes with the tool only. Purchase of battery and charger are separate. However, the battery used, 20V Lithium Ion, is used in over 100 other DeWalt products. Before you know it, you'll be like me and have more tools than you know what to do.


  • Standard blade easy to replace
  • Can cut 2x material at popular degrees
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use


  • Battery and charger not included

DeWalt 20V MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw Video Review

3. Black+Decker 20V Circular Saw

Black+Decker 20V Circular Saw

With the Black+Decker 20V name, my expectations were high, and I was not disappointed. This saw had power and worked with ease. With regular use, I was able to work for about an hour, so I found it helpful to have two batteries, one charging at all times. The blade size for this saw is 5.5-inch, slightly different than standard but works well.

With the Black+Decker name, my expectations were high, and I was not disappointed. This saw had power and worked with ease. With regular use, I was able to work for about an hour, so I found it helpful to have two batteries, one charging at all times. The blade size for this saw is 5.5-inch, slightly different than standard but works well.


  • Long battery life
  • Quiet
  • Lightweight
  • Strong power


  • Difficult to change blades
  • 5.5-inch blade

Black & Decker BDCCS20B Circular Saw Video Review

4. SKILSAW Circular Saw

SKILSAW Circular Saw

What I liked about this saw was the ability to choose my battery. I can use a Skil nic-cad or an easy to find Lithium battery. That way I don't have to limit myself to the tools I use.  However, I did notice it worked smoother with the Lithium battery. This product works great for do-it-yourself projects since it has power but is very lightweight.

I like having the battery option, but it only works with 18V and does not come with a battery or a charger. This may not be a problem for you, but most of my batteries are 20V, so I ended up needing to buy a new one anyway.

The other surprising aspect was Skil does not make a blade for this specific unit. The product comes with one, but replacement would be from another company. Overall, this was probably my least favorite circular saw.


  • Works well with other manufactures products (blades and batteries)
  • Lightweight
  • Strong power


  • Limited battery use
  • Company does not make replacement blades

Skil Circular Saw Video Review

5. Milwaukee Circular Saw

Milwaukee Circular Saw

Electronic brakes are applied once you finish the cut, allowing you to decrease the time between uses. It takes some getting used to since it stops as soon as you release the trigger, but I adjusted quickly. I was impressed with the quality of blade that came with the purchase. Usually included blades are of lower quality, but this blade was carbide-tipped and sharp.

Also, the blade is on the left side of the saw, giving a clear view of the cut line. It works well on indoor or outdoor projects. It's a little higher in cost than the other I've reviewed but high quality.

The battery is not included and requires a specific XC M18 lithium battery. The regular compact battery does not fit. I wouldn't recommend this product unless you already have M18 gear or are planning to expand your collection.


  • Brakes on blade
  • High quality blade included
  • Easy line of sight for cutting


  • Expensive
  • Battery not included and specific battery required

Milwaukee Circular Saw Video Review


Overall, my recommendation would be the VonHaus cordless circular saw. It covered all the basics, was lightweight, powerful, and I had no issues with it. The fact that it came with the battery included was also a plus. Larger or small project, the VonHaus saw can handle it and I feel comfortable recommending it as a great option to consider.


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