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It lacks of some features that can be found in cheaper models. There is no safety switch. It can be accidentally started just by pulling the trigger. It also does not come with an electric brake. Furthermore, rip fence is not included in the basic set.. You need to order this item separately. Some users reported that trying to find a rip face that fits this model had been a challenge.
The best circular saw overall is the Makita 5007MGA. It doesn’t have everything we’re looking for (most of us are blade-left guys), but it has all the other key components. It blends fast blade speed with deep cutting and takes advantage of magnesium to come in well under 11 pounds. On the feature side, it has the blade brake we consider a requirement for top Pro consideration, solid construction, 56 degrees of beveling with stops, and a cutline blower.
The Milwaukee 6394 goes toe-to-toe with Makita – even in price. It falters slightly with lower (but still adequate) cutting depth and doesn’t have a cutline blower. The pivoting handle is compelling, but our team doesn’t think it’s a huge difference-maker in the long run. At the end of the day, it’s a quality choice, especially if you find it on sale.

Considering the best circular saw is a little easier than breaking down the incredible number of cordless saws out there, but most brands still have most than one model on the market. We chose only saws that have a 15-amp motor for consideration and went with the newest models from there. We looked at blade speed, watts out or horsepower (where available), bevel capacity and stops, blade orientation, other features, construction, and price.

As mentioned by other users, the baseplate seems a little flimsy. Constructed of magnesium, along with curved edges, the plate just doesn’t have the same feel and control as a flat piece of steel. The guide marks on the plate aren’t very accurate either. I’ve found that I don’t use them at all anymore because I can see my line right in front of me. In Bosch’s defense, steel plates get rusty and circular saws aren’t used for their accuracy like in cabinet-making and finish carpentry where 1/64 can ruin a project. This is where another ¼ star gets deducted.
Bosch CS5. . Features: Left blade design provides the clearest line of sight without having to manipulate your body position to gain a better view. Lightweight design for less user fatigue and user comfort. Powerful 15 AMP Single speed motor. 56 degree bevel increases the versatility of the tool, especially for roofers and framers. Anti-Snag Lower Guard allows the user to make cuts without having to advance the lower guard, especially in bevel cuts. This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging. Bosch CS5 Rip Fence
However, a bit more research shows there is a universal rip fence out there, and it costs the same as the ill-fitting Skill! It comes with 4 guides to accommodate almost all circular saws, is reversible and has detailed measuring scales accommodating lumber up to 10 inches from the edge. It will also fit any jig saw and has a circle compass so you can cut circles in wood. So if you’ve already got a jig saw, this may be handy one day.

Bosch CS10 7-1/4 In. Circular Saw The Bosch CS10 Circular Saw has a 15-amp motor that can execute the most difficult applications and can drive through 2-7/16 In. of material at 90°, delivering fast, deep cuts. It weighs only 10.2 Lbs., but it delivers professional cuts at a variety of different angles. It is a solidly built tool, with a magnesium footplate for steadiness and precision, an anti-snag lower guard for ease of cut and an easy-to-read depth gauge. It provides an unobstructed view of the cut line, with a blower to keep dust clear, for more exact cuts. The CS10 also features a 56° bevel capacity, along with positive detents at 22.5° and 45° for working on a wide variety of projects. Bosch CS5 Rip Fence
The second disadvantage is where your body will be positioned if there is a kickback. With a right blade saw generally your body will be off to the side of the saw, reducing the chance a kickback will hit you. With a left blade saw, you move the blade closer and so your body is more in line with the saw if it kicks back. Also, on a left blade saw, your left arm will have to cross over the top of the saw blade if you are cutting with your right hand on the trigger. Bosch CS5 Rip Fence
Cut through plywood and other pieces of lumber easily using the 7 1/4-Inch 15 A Left Blade Circular Saw from Bosch. It runs on a powerful, high-output 15-Amp motor that reaches no-load speeds of up to 6200 rpm. Featuring a lightweight design, it is easy to handle and operate as you cut through plywood as thick as 3/4 of an inch. The blade is positioned on the left side of the Bosch 15-Amp circular saw, increasing visibility during work. The Spindle Lock allows for quick and easy blade changes using the included wrench, which fits into a built-in storage space. An adjustable bevel and aluminum lower guard enable angled cuts and prevent snags. With conveniently accessible and replaceable brushes, this lightweight circular saw is easy to maintain. The soft handle provides a comfortable grip.
All of us who are into construction or woodworking have our own reasons for buying a good circular saw. We may use it for making pieces of furniture, or for heavy duty construction. The main reason, however, still remains the same--we need a circular saw that is not only affordable, but also durable and portable. As such, we require this kind of saw that strikes a good balance in all of the aforementioned criteria. CS5 Bosch Circular Saw
Cut through plywood and other pieces of lumber easily using the 7 1/4-Inch 15 A Left Blade Circular Saw from Bosch. It runs on a powerful, high-output 15-Amp motor that reaches no-load speeds of up to 6200 rpm. Featuring a lightweight design, it is easy to handle and operate as you cut through plywood as thick as 3/4 of an inch. The blade is positioned on the left side of the Bosch 15-Amp circular saw, increasing visibility during work. The Spindle Lock allows for quick and easy blade changes using the included wrench, which fits into a built-in storage space. An adjustable bevel and aluminum lower guard enable angled cuts and prevent snags. With conveniently accessible and replaceable brushes, this lightweight circular saw is easy to maintain. The soft handle provides a comfortable grip.
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All of us who are into construction or woodworking have our own reasons for buying a good circular saw. We may use it for making pieces of furniture, or for heavy duty construction. The main reason, however, still remains the same--we need a circular saw that is not only affordable, but also durable and portable. As such, we require this kind of saw that strikes a good balance in all of the aforementioned criteria.
However, a bit more research shows there is a universal rip fence out there, and it costs the same as the ill-fitting Skill! It comes with 4 guides to accommodate almost all circular saws, is reversible and has detailed measuring scales accommodating lumber up to 10 inches from the edge. It will also fit any jig saw and has a circle compass so you can cut circles in wood. So if you’ve already got a jig saw, this may be handy one day. Bosch CS5 Review
While they sound cool and are fun to brag about, I haven’t personally found them more than slightly useful for setting up a cut initially. Not only are they only nominally accurate, but once I’ve begun cutting, I’m too focused on paying attention to the guide on the shoe to really be able to use the laser. Combine that with accuracy problems on the lasers and I personally don’t get a lot of mileage out of them.

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As mentioned earlier, one of the things that Bosch boasts about their CS5 is the left blade design. This robust, and simply powerful machine makes it more convenient and easier usually for right-handed users. This feature allows the cutter to have a direct line of sight whenever cutting, which means it is less prone to accidents, and its precision is unmatched. Bosch Model CS5
The jobsite radio or worksite portable sound system category is now one where, instead of the old portable CD player, users are able to get durable boomboxes with pumped up sounds connected to their MP3 players or phones for stored music or internet radio. And according to the reviewers in the field, none is tougher or sounds better than the cordless, portable Bosch PB360S Power Box Jobsite Radio and Charger.
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