Best Compact Circular Saws

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Beside jigsaws, compact circular saws are the least intimidating of all saws. They come really handy for small jobs around the house or when working with pallets or any other small projects. There is not much choice on the market, though, when looking for a tool that can easily deal with pallet planks or 2x4s.

Below you’ll find 3 examples of compact saws that are popular and have good users’ reviews on Amazon.

Rockwell RK3440K VersaCut Circular Saw

Key Features:

  • Powerful mini-circular saw cuts a variety of materials, including tile
  • Pivoting metal guard for safe & easy plunge cuts
  • Laser indicator to help align the perfect cut
  • Eliminate setup time – cut any material directly in place
  • Great visibility – dust extraction adapter keeps the cut line free of dust

If you’re looking for a small but powerful saw that’s able to do all kind of DIY work this is the one you should go for. It’s versatile, great for any kind of cuts from ripped to cross cuts and even plunge cuts.

Its compact size and light weight mean that it’s very portable and useful in tight spaces and for most of all easy to use. This is the most important feature for me as being a woman and having a little time on my projects I don’t want to spend most of it setting up my power tools.

Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw Kit

Key Features:

  • Small, compact size for excellent maneuverability & portability
  • Slim-Line grip design for comfort, balance, and control
  • Maximum blade clearance for best-in-class cutting capacity
  • Easy-set depth gauge lever for quick setup and adjustments
  • Left-handed blade design for great cut-line visibility
  • Built-in dust port & adapter allows you to connect your vacuum
    for a cleaner work environment
  • Small, thin blade for less tool strain, resulting in full-size
    circular saw cutting speed and performance

If you’re ready to move to power tools but not quite confident yet in using full-size saws this one will be the one you’d want to go for. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.

It’s got everything you would need for pallet projects or any projects around your house: enough power, easy handling, ability to do bevel cuts and is lightweight.


Makita SH02R1 Cordless 3-3/8-Inch Circular Saw Kit

  • Makita-built motor delivers 1,500 RPM for faster cutting
  • 3-3/8″ blade delivers a maximum cutting depth of 1″ for a wide range of cutting applications
  • Adjustable cutting depth from 1″ at 90° and 5/8″ at 45°
  • Tilting base for bevel cuts from 0° – 45°
  • Cuts plywood, MDF, pegboard, particleboard, melamine, drywall and more
  • Compact design at only 3.5 lbs. with the battery for reduced operator fatigue
  • Built-in dust blower helps keep the line of cut free of debris for increased accuracy
  • Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job

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