Cordless Electric Circular Saws
Model price PM rating * diam v ah batteries included Comments
Milwaukee 2630-20 $350 5 6.5 18 3 2 Best at Popular Mechanics
Milwaukee 2730 M18 Fuel $399 6.5 18 4 Best at toolguyd.com
Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2630-22 $199 7.25 18 4 best at A concord carpenter
Hitachi C18DSL $140 4.5 6.5 18 1.5 0
Makita BSS610 $350 4.5 6.5 18 3 2
Ridgid R8651 $100 4 6.5 18 3 0 (thermal-overload shuts down after a small number of rips)
Robi P506 $60 4 5.5 18 3 0 (w/o battery or charger)
Craftsman 911585 $110 4 7.25 19.2 1.5 0
DeWalt DC390 $200 4 6.5 18 2.4 1 Ni-Cad 2nd best at toolguyd.com
* Cordless Circular Saw Comparison Test: Who's Got the Most Cutting Cred? | Popular Mechanics, 2012

2 Battery pack for Milwaukee M18 $129, Charger $59
4 ah battery pack for Ridgid $99
Most saws with blade capacities of 6 inches or more can cut through 2 inch dimensional lumber at a 45 degree angle in a single pass.
See also:
18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw Head to Head - A Concord Carpenter
Best Cordless Circular Saws, 2015 Edition

Cordless Electric Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Cordless saws are not quite as powerful as corded versions, but more convenient.
Model price PM rating v ah batteries included
DeWalt DCS380 $250 5 20 3 1
Hitachi CR18DSL $140 4.5 18 3 0
Porter-Cable PC1800RS $50 4.5 0
Makita 181 $350 4 2
Milwaukee Sawzall M18 2620-20 $250 4 18 3 1
Milwaukee Hackzall M18 2625-20 $179 18 3 1
Bosch CRS180K $300 4 1
Craftsman CRS1000 $60 4 0
* Reciprocating Saw Showdown: 12 Tools Go Head to Head | Popular Mechanics

Milwaukee has a compact version you can hold in one hand called the Hackzall.

The M18 Hackzall has a 3/4 inch throw vs 1 1/4 inch for the sawzall.
In one test the sawzall was about 35% faster.


See Battery Powered Chain Saws on the Chain Saw page

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last updated 18 Oct 2015