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Top 5 Cordless Circular Saws: Toolsday

hey what's up guys it's Kyle from our our buildings back with another tools

day and today we're gonna answer a question that I get all the time so

let's get right into it

hey what's up guys so we have today for you my circular saw top 5 and these

aren't like a reviewed top 5 these are just what I use everyday out on site

it's what me and the guys have come to call our standard saws after using a ton

of saws okay so I literally have probably a dozen saws and these are the

ones that we actually use everyday the other ones they kind of sit around and

they are secondaries in case something breaks or if we just forgot a saw and

need something back at the shop so that's kind of Handy what I'm gonna

start with is probably my most favorite saw I've had this saw for quite a while

maybe not just this saw I think I'm on like number 5 and maybe they've been

dropped maybe they just stopped working for whatever reason but I just love it

it's the Milwaukee six and a half blade left now you might be saying what's a

blade left well blade left is when you're looking at the saw as you can see

the blade is on the left side of the tool I'm a huge fan of blade left I like

to cut with my right hand and I like to visually see where my blade is now there

are some blade right saws that work good for that and I will get into that later

but this saw for me is my favorite and I'll tell you why first off because I've

always been a Milwaukee fan second off it's a simple m18 battery and I know

that that battery platform is gonna be around for a long time because Milwaukee

has committed to that m18 especially with the announcement of their new heavy

duty line of the 1206 so high output batteries so I know it's gonna be around

for a long time and I'll be able to buy this saw second off it's fairly

lightweight now it's only got a six and a half inch diameter blade but to me

that doesn't really matter because for what I use this for mostly is cutting

two by six you can get through any to buy all the way up to a 45 degree bevel

so that tells me like really it can be used for just about anything out on the

jobsite it's got a decent rafter hook that lets

me take it up into the building maybe wherever I'm climbing around and I know

it's gonna be safe and it's lightweight so that is why I use this saw almost 90%

of the time that saw is about a hundred ninety-nine

bucks Behr tool so it's you know comparable to about every other saw on

the market I take that back I think you can get it a lot cheaper I'll check that

out and put that down in the description below if you're interested now the next

saw that I'm going to talk about is far from lightweight it's the DeWalt flex

volt rear handle seven and a quarter blade left so once again the reason I

gravitate towards this saw is because it's blade left it has an even deeper

cut capacity so if I need to get through bigger material it's gonna allow me to

do like let's say if I have to cut a laminated column that we're using on our

buildings I can use this with two cuts one from both sides and get through what

I need to do so I do bring it out for that sort of process when we're making

up our columns on-site but what I also like about this saw is it's super

powerful like it is very powerful it can get through just about anything if you

get those warped nasty two-bys that yeah you're trying to cut a rafter tail along

for 12 pitch on this is gonna be the saw that's gonna work you do not want to

carry it around it's heavy and you're gonna get tired real quickly so usually

I like to use this on the ground on a pile umber and I like to just always be

cutting down it's just let the weight of the tool do its job now you might be

saying Kyle why don't you you like the makita rear handle I love the makita

rear handle if I'm being honest I think it probably performs a little smoother

just something about the makita motors are super smooth but I don't have a ton

of makita batteries and the flexible is one battery it's 160 volt battery versus

the makita you got to put two 18 volts to get that 36 volt power that to me is

really the only major downfall otherwise I think it's a great saw so either one

of those you guys might enjoy I'm just a Dewalt guy because I the battery like

really that's probably my only major reason now that Dewalt kit is about 350

and that's gonna get you your battery your saw your charger so it's a little

bit pricier now most people are not going to

need or be required to use something that large or that powerful but for the

people out there that are doing it for their everyday profession the rear

handle is awesome a lot of people say that the DeWalt doesn't last as long I

genuinely have not had an issue with battery performance but I don't sit

there and cut a whole house at one time so I put one battery in the day and I'm

perfectly fine now the next song I want to talk about is a blade right saw and

it's the makita this thing just came out so they sent me this and I've been using

it and I really love it for its speed like when you fire this thing up I

usually break this saw out for ripping and I'll tell you why I'm okay using a

blade right for ripping because when I'm using this saw I like to run down the

side of the like a sheet of plywood this thing will just like tear through

plywood like nobody's business it's very reminiscent to the makita Sidewinder

that you see on a ton of production framing sites so a guy that maybe has

been using that his whole life the corded version is really gonna love this

saw me personally I love my blade left for all my to buy cutting but when it

comes to plywood ripping or even if I have to rip down a 2 by 2 a certain

dimension this saw usually gets pulled out once again it's got the two

batteries so you got to have two Makita batteries charged up but it's hard to

explain it's super smooth my visual is not like you know amazing because it's

not I'm not looking at the blade I've got to kind of look through here but it

really does work well and it's very comparable to the Flex volt seven and a

quarter right blade I just would choose this over that because it feels very

much more refined and smooth when you pull that trigger now we're gonna go to

the last framing saw that I really like to talk about and that's the new Makita

subcompact and the reason I love this like Makita if you're listening make

this saw like identical blade left and I swear you will sell like you will sell a

ton of them this saw is super lightweight I think it's like five

pounds or something like that with a two old battery I think they're claiming

like three hundred and fifty cuts on a 2o battery

in two-by-four material like it lasts forever it doesn't have the magnesium

base it's got an aluminum base I do like magnesium for the durability and the

weight but aluminum is great too there's a couple things I don't really like

about this saw I just feel like a lot of the a lot of the tightening levers are

just loose all the time so it always feels like it's just not cheap but like

oh I didn't tighten that enough no it's tight it just has like a weird jiggle to

it but I do like the dust extraction so you've got the dust extractor hook up

here if nothing else it just shoots it away from you a little bit better than

that six and a half blade left and it has a really good visual like you can

see your blade so I'm still gonna be cutting with my right hand with this saw

but I can see a lot better so I usually keep this thing in my shop because I can

hook it up to a dust extractor real easily and not get that dust blown

around my shop another feature about this that I like is it does have that

auto speed ramp up technology so when you need it it does draw more power to

get you through your material a little bit easier you can put a rafter hook on

this thing too so that's a nice feature but it doesn't come with a rafter hook

but man I'm telling you when this thing you get this thing all like dialed down

look how tiny that is Makita did a great job with the battery placement and I

just can't say enough good about this saw but if it was blade left I would

probably use it all the time now the last saw that I'm going to talk about is

not for cutting wood it's the circular saw that I used to cut through metal and

mainly if you guys have followed along on the Instagram feed you know we do all

of our buildings on concrete piers or concrete walls which require us to have

a metal bracket that metal bracket sometimes has to get cut off whether it

be on a corner a jam column or whatever sometimes we cut them in half and you

could use a grinder but that is far less safe than using a circular saw and when

you throw a Diablo steel demon blade on this Milwaukee saw it's like cutting

butter it's amazing how well it cuts how clean it cuts and how cool

cuts so that's what we use this for all the time and it's really sped up that

process and I think made it a lot safer nobody wants a flying disc to come hit

them in the face so there you go guys these are the five saws that I use on a

daily basis you can look at them they've been used they've been abused and

they're not all the same color they've all been sent to me except for

the Milwaukee I bought that Milwaukee and I've been buying those Milwaukee

since I first used the Milwaukee fuel line I've got like four of them I said

but even though these were sent to me I'm not required to tell you anything

about them there's like a no strings attached they just want me to use them

and lucky for these brands these are the ones that I have fallen in love with the

guys like on site and these are the ones we use every day so I don't know if this

helped anybody out there but I wanted to you know kind of show you guys what I

use because I get a lot of those questions like what's your favorite

circular saw and it all depends on the application and what you're doing

because not one saw what I say I want for everything some of them are small

some of them are big some of them are powerful some of them are nimble so

there's different features and you got to look at what you're going to be doing

in order to determine the best saw for you now if you got any questions or you

want to get higher recommendation or more a little bit more in depth go ahead

use that comment section down below and I will do the best to answer all of

those questions but that's it for today's Tuesday video it's great to be

back with you guys and hopefully you go check out some of the other videos that

I've been doing I just started a new build series mancave that we're gonna be

building for our client and hopefully you guys enjoy that so appreciate all

the support and we'll catch you guys on the next episode of tools day probably

next Tuesday