This is a versatile and surprisingly well-built budget circular saw. It is a decent choice for woodworkers that need to do deep bevel cuts. With a price tag just above $50, this tool has all the circular saw basic features, such as an extractor, safety guards, a trigger lock and a power-on indicator.
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Pro Very good performance for the price
At just $50, this tool is capable of doing about 90% of the work more expensive circular saws can do. It has a small and lightweight body packed with all the essential features, such as top and lower guards, a dust blower, and a trigger lock.
Pro Perfect for deep and inclined cuts
This tool has an impressive maximum cutting depth of 2-3/8", which makes it perfect for deep cuts. It can also handle the bevel angles between 0 and 51 degrees. Thus, it's suitable for wide angle cutting.
Pro Well constructed
The body of this circular saw is made from rugged and tough plastics. The handles are coated with a soft rubber, and metals are used for the guard and base plate design. The tool is decently constructed and does not feel cheap.
Pro Power-on indicator
Once you connect this saw to the mains, the power-on indicator LED will alert you. A lot of expensive tools lack this feature.
Pro Beginner friendly
Even without any prior experience, it's easy to learn how to use this power tool.
Pro Easy and comfortable to work with
Due to its lightweight design (7.2 lbs), the tool is quite handy, even for working overheads. The handles are coated in rubber which adds to the comfort and minimizes the chances of accidental slips. Furthermore, the blade has an unobstructed line of sight, so you won't have to lean over to see the workpiece.
Con Unsafe trigger lock
The trigger lock is designed very poorly. It works much like a trigger lock on a gun. Once it’s released, there is nothing to stop the trigger from accidentally activating. After you finish a cut, you must disable the trigger manually.
Con Lacks electric brake
As this circular saw does not have an electric brake, the blade will keep spinning even after you release the trigger. The blade will continue turning until all its inertia is gone.