When choosing a compact circular saw, there are a few important factors to consider, mainly:
- Cord or cordless
Blade selection is very important when it comes to compact circular saws. Standard ones come with a carbide-tipped circular wood blade. This is okay when you only plan to cut wood, but if you plan on cutting other materials like metal, concrete, or tile, you need a different circular blade with more teeth.
Small circular saws come in cord or cordless versions. If you have an outlet nearby when using your compact circular saw, then you’ll have no problems with a cord saw. A cordless type isn’t exactly necessary, but it offers more maneuverability and freedom to use because it isn’t limited to the cord’s length.
The ergonomics of the compact circular saw are important when considering your purchase. It’s best to try out each product personally to get a feel for how the mini skill saw will fit in your hand.