What's the best circular saw for DIY- corded or cordless?

Peter Green
by Peter Green
  6 answers
  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on May 27, 2017
    Ah, but what kind of DIY are you thinking of doing??? If the saw is going to be put to hard labor for a long stretch of time, get a corded and run a good extension cord to your project. If you're just going to cut a few 2X4s or plywood for a simple project, or it is FAR from an outlet, get the cordless. We have both and they do the job just fine.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on May 27, 2017
    Corded for jobs that require a heavy workload. Run a good extension cord to your workplace. Cordless for lighter jobs, 2X4s, plywood, etc., that will take a shorter time to complete or are FAR away from a power source. We have both types and use them as the job requires.

  • Carla Gonzales Carla Gonzales on May 27, 2017
    Corded gives more power.No charging batteries

  • Kathleen Kathleen on May 27, 2017
    I think a lot depends on what you intend to cut. If you have several power tools that share the same battery, getting a cordless saw would make sense. If you don't intend to cut anything very thick, this should be great. But if you think you may be cutting 2 X 4's or thick plywood, go corded.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on May 28, 2017
    All of that is true - but if you are going to do smaller projects, consider cordless for convenience.

  • C.B. C.B. on May 28, 2017
    Having used both...my favorite is the corded...true, I can't take it everywhere to use it...but, I can use my cordless one then & spend the rest of the time with the one in the shop where the electrical outlet is VERY handy!