This battery-powered circular saw is a decent option for those who need a cordless, light-duty tool that is suitable for cutting soft materials, such as MDF and plywood. It's lightweight, compact, and ideal for working in tight spaces.
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Pro Good for light-duty use
This cordless circular saw is suitable for light duty jobs. It's ideal for working with thin (up to 1-1/2") hardwood, plywood, and MDF boards.
Pro Portability and flexibility, due to cordless design
Due to its cordless design, with this circular saw, you can work in tight, hard-to-reach spaces.
At the price point of $42, this is one of the most cost-efficient cordless circular saws available on the market.
Pro Versatile battery
The Ryobi P506 ONE+ uses the Ryobi ONE+ batteries. This is especially useful if you already have other Ryobi cordless tools, since you can save money by sharing batteries between tools.
Due to the lightweight design, this circular saw is a perfect tool for working overhead or in cramped spaces. While working with such a lightweight tool, you are less prone to suffer from muscle fatigue.
Pro Tracks the blade
This tool has a laser guide which shows the direction of the blade very precisely.
Con Lacks sufficient power
While this circular saw has enough power for light-duty jobs, such as plywood cutting, it will struggle to complete some heavy jobs, such as 2” x 4” softwood cutting.
Con Batteries are not included
As this saw's set does not include batteries or a charger, you will need to spend around $88.89 to buy them if you don't have Ryobi ONE+ batteries yet.
Con Low cutting depth
As the maximum cutting depth of this cordless circular saw is only 2-1/16", its application range is significantly limited, compared to the standard 7-1/2" saws that can cut deeper.