Best Cordless Circular Saw UK Reviews

“No more electrical cords to worry about

and sawing done the way it should be”

- Geoff Magee

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best cordless circular saws that are currently available on the UK market. The advantage of cordless is of course that you never have to worry again about trailing power leads.

Most cordless circular saws are sold as a tool only option. That means they are sold without a battery or charger. In most cases though when you buy a battery and charger from any brand, you can then also use that with many of their other cordless tools.

Just make sure that the battery and charger you do purchase are compatible with their other tools. (Most are)

Top 10 List of Cordless Circular Saws

10. Einhell TE-CS 18 Li Solo Power X-Change Cordless Circular Saw

This is a small and light circular saw that has a maximum cutting depth of 54 mm and a 165 mm saw blade. This is a tool only option so you will need a battery and charger. It has a dust extractor. The speed is up to 4200 rpm and it has a spindle lock for fast blade changing. With the universal Power X-Change battery system from Einhell you can use the same battery for more than 100 power tools and Garden devices.

  • UK buyers said this was affordable and good value for money
  • Great for small to medium sized jobs around the home
  • Good speed and a nice straight cut
  • This saw is supplied without battery and charger
  • Comes with LEDs and a dust vacuum attachment
  • Takes an 18v battery
  • Buyers rated this saw overall at 80% and around half gave it 5 stars

9. VonHaus Cordless Circular Saw

This is a powerful circular saw that has a maximum cutting depth of 54 mm and a 165 mm ( 6 1/2" ) saw blade. This tool comes with a 20v 3Ah battery and has a charger included. It has a dust extractor and comes with a bevel adjustment for cuts at 45 degrees. The speed is up to 3800 rpm and it has a spindle lock for fast blade changing. The universal battery is compatible with all tools in the VonHaus 20V Max Lithium-ion D Series.

  • Great for small and medium sized jobs
  • UK buyers said this was just about affordable but good value for money
  • Buyers rated this saw overall at 86% and 72% gave it the full 5 stars
  • Good speed and a nice straight cut
  • This saw is supplied with battery, charger and carrier bag
  • Comes with LEDs and a dust vacuum attachment
  • Takes an 20v battery
  • The bevel feature is great for 45 degree cutting

8. Ryobi RWSL1801M ONE+ Circular Saw

This is a premium brand circular saw that has a maximum cutting depth of 54 mm and a 150 mm, high quality and ultra thin, carbide tipped saw blade. This is a tool only option so you will need a battery and charger and these are quite expensive. It has a dust extractor and can cut 45mm at 90°, 32mm at 45° . Any adjustments you need to make are totally tool less making this circular saw very user friendly. The recommended battery is an 18v 4Ah so it's pretty powerful and will cut almost anything.

  • Buyers rated this saw overall at 90% and 71% gave it the highest 5 star rating
  • This is a bare tool so you will need to buy a battery and a charges. This makes it quite expensive
  • You can get a 1.3 Ah battery but I would advise that you go for the 4 Ah as you really need that extra power
  • This saw is not too heavy and is really good for long straight cuts
  • As you would expect the dust extraction is a standard feature
  • There is a laser line that is really great for keeping you straight while cutting

7. Ryobi R18CS-0 ONE+ 18 V Cordless Circular Saw

This is a premium brand circular saw that has a maximum cutting depth of 52 mm at 90 degrees; 36 mm at 45 degree. It comes with a 24 tooth carbide tipped saw blade. This is a tool only option so you will need a battery and charger and these are quite expensive. It has a dust extractor and can cut 45mm at 90°, 32mm at 45°. Any adjustments you need to make are totally tool less making this circular saw very user friendly. The recommended battery is an 18v 4Ah so it's pretty powerful and will cut almost anything.

This is a bit more expensive than the previous Ryobi model but is a lot heavier duty and has a deeper cut.

  • Buyers rated this saw overall at 90% and 76% gave it the highest 5 star rating
  • This is a bare tool so you will need to buy a battery and a charges. This makes it quite expensive
  • You can get a 1.3 Ah battery but I would advise that you go for the 4 Ah as you really need that extra power
  • This saw is very robust and is made for long cuts and hard work
  • As you would expect the dust extraction is a standard feature
  • There is a laser line that is really great for keeping you straight while cutting
  • It has very mpressive cut capacities: 52 mm at 90 degrees; 36 mm at 45 degrees

6. Bosch PKS 18 LI Cordless Circular Saw

This is a premium brand circular saw that has a maximum cutting depth of 48 mm at 90 degrees; 36 mm at 45 degree. This is a tool only option so you will need a battery and charger and these are quite expensive. It has a dust extractor and is very compact and easy to use.

  • Buyers rated this saw overall at 90% and 75% gave it the highest 5 star rating
  • Precise straight cuts and controlled handling without a cable
  • Best for cutting floor boards and decking with precision
  • Lithium-Ion technology - No memory effect, no self-discharge - always ready to use
  • Spindle lock for safe and easy blade changes
  • Lock-off button - controlled working with soft grip for increased user comfort
  • Cutting depth range at 90: 0-48 mm
  • Cutting depth range at 45: 0-36 mm

5. Bosch Professional 06016A2101 Cordless Circular Saw

This is a bare tool option only so you will need to buy a battery and charger. This is an 18V cordless circular saw that comes in a particularly nice storage, or carrying case. This saw is feature packed with automatic speed control, intelligent braking system, soft start, tool hanger, LED light, can be changed for use with left or right hand, and all that with the Bosch quality name attached.

  • Buyers rated this saw overall at 92% and 79% gave it the highest 5 star rating
  • This is a bare tool so you will need to buy a battery and a charges. This makes it quite expensive
  • As you would expect the dust extraction is a standard feature along with a host of others
  • It has very mpressive cut capacities: 51 mm at 90 degrees; 36 mm at 45 degrees
  • .No-load speed: 3400 min-1
  • There are 500 on line reviews and everybody loves this tool

4. Bosch Professional 06016A2200 Cordless Circular Saw

This model has a cutting depth of 57 mm. IT also has an LED work light and is an 18 Volt  bare tool only model. It has an electrical brake function for safe operation of the saw.Comes with 1 circular saw blade (wood), a parallel guide, a dust extraction adapter, and a hex key. Please note there is no case The bore size is 20 mm and it weighs 4.1 kg

  • This is another big seller online with over 500 reviews and a buyer satisfaction rating of 92% with 79% of buyers rating it 5 out of 5
  • Buyers said it was very well made and feels solid and does a great job at cutting
  • Any buyer who bought the larger 4.0 and 5.0 Ah batteries were very happy with the results

3. Makita DSS611Z LXT Body Only Cordless 18 V Circular Saw

This is an 18 volt body only circular saw. It has a bore diameter of 20 mm and comes with a double safety trigger. The depth of cut at 90 degree is 57 mm , 45 degree is 40 mm, and 50 degree is 36 mm. This one has a compact and lightweight design.

  • This is a big seller online with over 500 buyer reviews and an online buyer satisfaction rate of 92%
  • This model has been developed as a cost-competitive sister tool of Model DSS610
  • No Load Speed: 3700 rpm and a powerful motor for quick cutting
  • It comes with a double safety trigger
  • Has a removable dust nozzle
  • High comfort grips

2. Makita DHS680Z Brushless 18 V Li-ion Circular Saw

This is a bare tool option only so you will need to buy a battery and charger. This is an 18V cordless circular saw that comes in a really good storage case. This saw is feature packed with automatic speed control, electric brake, soft start, tool hanger, LED light, battery fuel guage, rear dust exhaust port, lock off lever and has a blower function to clear wood dust from cutting line.

  • This model has a 94% buyer satisfaction rate and 87% of users rated it 5 out of 5
  • It has a brushless motor so will last twice as long as a motor with brushes
  • Only a 22 minute charging time so you can keep on going all day
  • Maximum cut 57 mm, at 45 degrees it is 41 mm
  • Bore Diameter: 20 mm
  • It doesn't have a dust bag
  • Automatic speed control
  • Electric brake
  • Electronic current limiter for overload protection
  • Blower function to clear wood dust from cutting line
  • Large base for more stable operation

1. Dewalt DCS391N-XJ XR 165 mm Circular Saw

This topped our list and gets fantastic buyer reviews. It is expensive though, but we think it is worth the money, especially if you are going to be using this on a daily basis. It is an 18V saw with a blade diameter of 165 x 20 mm. It has a cutting depth of 55 mm at 90 degrees and 42.1 mm at 45 degrees.

  • This model has a 94% buyer satisfaction rate and 87% of users rated it 5 out of 5
  • This cordless saw has a fan cooled motor with replaceable brushes
  • Has a cast magnesium base which allows for repetitive accurate cuts
  • Has a keyless bevel angle and depth of cut adjustment with easy to read scale
  • Also has a spindle lock for quick and easy blade change
  • In addition it has a lock off switch and electronic motor brake for additional control and work safety
  • Comes With 1 x DCB115 Multi Voltage Charger 1 x 4.0ah DCB182 Battery

Cordless Saw Buying Guide & Tips

Battery Power

Like any cordless tool, it is really only as good as the battery that powers it. When it comes to cordless saws, the battery quality is vital. You need one with lots of power, and one that charges quickly and retains its charge.

For this type of power tool, the most common voltage size is 18 Volts. You won't find many smaller than that and some brands do a 20 Volt option. 18V is the standard though and we wouldn't recommend buying anything else, as the battery will be compatible with other branded cordless tools.

Ah Rating

The Ampere Hour (Ah) rating is very important. These start at 1.0Ah and go up to 5.0Ah. The higher the rating the longer the battery will last. They will also be more expensive to buy. That's a decision you have to make for yourself.

Brand

It is no big surprise to see Dewalt and Makita dominating the highest rated cordless circular saws. They dominate most power tools and are used by people in the trade. If you can afford one, then buy it they will be excellent tools.

The problem is of course the price and they tend to be a bit too expensive for the home owner who only needs to use this type of saw now and again. That is when the Bosch and Ryobi options come into their own. These are still very good saws and ideal for home use.

The lower budget cordless saws from VonHaus and Einhell will do a good job as well. You just don't get the many features, and you don't get the power and durability. They are fine though for occasional use and light work.

You can see that Bosch has come in with a few models in the middle. I am a big fan of this brand as they make great quality tools at a reasonable price. They may not be the VERY top of the range but they are very close.

Bevel Cuts

Most people will use a circular saw for straight cutting. However if you want to be able to do mitre joints, bevel joints or compound joints, then just be sure that the brand and model have that feature.

You will not be surprised to find that the high end brands like Makita and Dewalt do have bevel capability and of course you would expect that. However, the cheaper models are catching up and the majority of the circular saws we have reviewed can do angled cuts as well.

You may not think this is important but it is ! You will use this feature over and over again and will curse yourself if you go for a model that doesn't do it.

Bore Size

Normal circular saw blades fit on to the cordless version of these saws. You need to know the bore size (the hole in the centre of the blade) and the actual blade size. It's always a good idea to stick with the same brand as your saw.

This is important if you are buying new discs because there can be different sizes and it's not one size fits all.

Buying and fitting only the correct size of the blade to your saw is essential for your safety

What Circular Saw Blade To Use


Very coarse cut

  • Fast rip cuts and cross cuts in softwood, hardwood, raw chipboards and formwork boards

Coarse cut

  • Rip and cross cuts in softwood, hardwood, raw chipboards, formwork, boards and plywood

Fine cut

  • Cross cuts in softwood, plywood, wood core plywood, chipboards laminated on one side, and parquet

Very fine cut

  • Cross cuts in softwood, hardwood, plywood, wood core plywood, parquet, fibre materials and MDF
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