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Best Corded Circular Saws

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Precision is important when it comes to construction. So, it’s only logical that corded circular saws would make our list of must-have tools. These easy cutting machines provide quick, clean, and accurate slices of your most-used materials, so building is a breeze. Even though you are tied to an outlet with these saws, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they are always ready to go. Choose from our corded collection.  

Best overall

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Makita 5007Mg

For professionals and hobbyists alike

I love my Makita saw. The lightweight magnesium body is extremely rigid, even being so light, and it's incredibly comfortable to hold. The saw comes with an excellent cutting guide to help you keep the straight edge you need when ripping long planks of wood. The Makita is a workman's tool, and it's tough to beat.

Compact design

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DeWalt corded circular saw

Power and precision

DeWalt is the other big name in tools, and this circular saw shows off why they are held in such high regard. Don't let its small size fool you; this saw is more than capable of building you an entire house with no issue. It even comes with a nice bag to keep it safe when not in use, and an adjustable guide to let you cut those angles you need.

Best value

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SKIL 5280-01

Mad skills

For the price, it's hard to beat the feature set on the Skil saw. Not only does it have an excellent guide, but it also has a laser line to help make sure all of your cuts are perfect. Another lovely bonus with the Skil saw; it comes with a small blower that clears the sawdust from the cut. This reduces the chances of jamming or having the saw twist as the dust builds up.

Long lasting

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Bosch corded saw

Built for tough jobs

My dad has sworn by his Bosch power tools for as long as I can remember. He told me that each of the Bosch tools had lasted him through years of DIY, including building fences and even a carport. The saw has a 15 amp motor, more than enough to get you through the toughest jobs.

Straight edge

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Makita SP600J1

The portable table saw

The SP6000J1 is like a portable table saw, designed to give you the straightest edge possible while out in on the worksite. The 55-inch rip guide can be clamped, or even screwed, into position, and the saw will run straight and smooth every time. You can even bevel the cut to give you a better fit when making corners.  

Looking sharp

All you need is an outlet, and you're ready to plug in one of the most useful tools to complete any DIY project. Corded saws are a constant and reliable part of any novice or experienced carpenter's tool inventory. They easily and accurately prepare materials to ensure everything goes according to plan. Our first choice is the Makita 5007Mg because it is sturdy and has the features you need.

However, if you're still looking for an option that is a little more cost-effective, then you the Skil saw is a great option. It has a bunch of fun features, including a cool blower for dust removal and a laser to make sure each cut is aligned.