There were a lot of amazing circular saws on the market throughout 2011, but a few stand out among the rest to make the Circular Saw Reviews 2011 | Best Circular Saw 2011 List. The only way to be considered for the list, is to have gotten one of the best reviews in 2011. A saw must have a combination of power, accuracy, safety, comfort and versatility, while remaining a good value for the consumer. The Circular Saw Reviews 2012 | Best Circular Saw 2012 List will be even bigger, and will be broken down into separate price classes, so stay tuned for that!
This year, there is no one best circular saw – there were many great offerings this year from the various manufacturers, and it was very difficult to decide on just one. However, from the wide range of different options available on the market today, we were able to narrow it down to what we think are the best circular saws of 2011.
Circular Saw Reviews 2011 | Best Circular Saw 2011 List
Makita 5007MG Magnesium
The use of high-quality, light-weight, durable, magnesium components in addition to a powerful industrial Makita built 15 AMP motor helped secured the Makita 5007MG Magnesium a spot on the Circular Saw Review 2011 | Best Circular Saw 2011 List. The perfect balance of power, accuracy, safety and ease of operation allows it to handling most cutting jobs without breaking a sweat.
In addition, the Makita 5007MG is extremely versatile – it is able to conquer an amazing range of tasks with accuracy and ease. This one tool can easily replace several more specialized saws and will still handle all the jobs with a remarkable level of professionalism. Due to the magnesium parts used throughout, the overall tool weight is an impressively low 10.1 pounds, greatly reducing operator fatigue over extended periods of use. Makita really raised the bar with this one; they took everything people look for in a circular saw… and made it happen.
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Milwaukee 6390-21 Tilt-Lok
The Milwaukee 6390-21 is a powerful, versatile, easy to use circular saw. The powerful 15 AMP motor easily tears through many different materials with surgical precision. The impressively low overall weight and 8-position adjustable rubber-gripped Tilt-Lok handle make it easy to use for hours. The Spindle lock button makes blade changes quick, easy and convenient.
The 6390-21 is built using some seriously tough components, such as a 22-amp switch and steel Helical gears. That means it will not only work well, it will work well for years to come. The Milwaukee 6390-21 Tilt-Lok circular saw delivers precise, flexible, safe power and durability at a surprisingly affordable price, easily landing it a place on the Circular Saw Reviews 2011 | Best Circular Saw 2011 List.
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Bosch CS5 Left-Blade
We wanted to include a circular saw with a left-blade location on our Circular Saw Reviews 2011 | Best Circular Saw 2011 List, and the Bosch CS5 Left-Blade was the first one that came to mind. While the Bosch CS5 may not have all of the trendy gadgets like laser-guides, they have built a solid, durable left-blade saw that works well, and will continue to do so through years of abuse.
The Bosch CS5 is a powerful tool with all of the usual features you’d expect from a saw in this class. I’m a big proponent of keeping a left-blade circular saw on hand at all times. Being able to see what your doing while using a powerful circular saw is something that’s pretty important to me, and the Bosch CS5 does this brilliantly.
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Makita BSS610 LXT Cordless
There was no way we could have a Circular Saw Reviews 2011 | Best Circular Saw 2011 List without having a cordless circular saw on the list, and the Makita BSS610 fills that place perfectly. The compact high-power LXT lithium-ion batteries let the BSS610 effortlessly cut through materials that would stop many other cordless circular saws.
The BSS610 is built with high quality durable materials that are sure to last for years to come, and if anything does happen it’s covered by a 3 year manufacturers warranty. It comes with two 18 volt LXT lithium-ion batteries and a 30 minute charger to make sure you’re always ready for action.