Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 142
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SimpleTools Saw motor not very stable
Although I like the Ryobi brand, in general, I did not like using this saw. What I noticed is that the motor tends to become unstable during cutting. I don't believe the motor lacks power for simple 2x4 cuts. However, it appears the control cycle that modulates the rotors might be inadequate, in my opinion.
Only positive observation I have is that the blade change process is easy and well designed.
October 21, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zach Fair price for a fair saw
For the price it can't be beat. I got one of these to assist in my home remodel and have been using it for about three months now. No complaints. I use diablo blades which I seem to like more than the blade it came with. Good power, blade replacement is super easy, and everything seems A-Okay so far. I'd go for it if you're a casual DIYer such as myself.
May 1, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ConsumerOpinion Not so good
I purchased this saw because i have the cordless ryobi circular saw that was very impressive. Unfortunately and amazingly, this corded one is not as good. I gave it two stars which rates as fair since the price is low, otherwise i would say poor. I would spend another 20 bucks and get a craftsman saw or other brand. This saw was no better than our 25 year old black and decker 10amp
October 27, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dave this is not a heavy duty saw but a fair value for the price for low use saw
this is not a heavy use saw, good for the occasional use person
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LEDguy Great product and great price
I've always been a fan of Ryobi tools so i went straight to this one. I bought this saw to trim the bottom of some new replacement interior doors to fit them in the door frame. Cuts clean and straight. I have not used the blade that came with the saw yet. I bought a 60 tooth blade for a cleaner cut. Power seems sufficient for the job. Great product for the price.
November 9, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by cfgrove123 Cheap price not a great quality
I was using this tool to cut OSB board to lay a subfloor down. It seemed to work well in the beginning but by the 5th OSB board (cutting a straight line) the motor burnt up. I knew I should've purchased something a bit higher in quality.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by charmer69 excellent saw
this saw works great and cuts a nice clean line. lots of power. and really good price, works just as good as the more expensive saws out there. would recommand this to anyone.
March 19, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldrustydodge Great for the money!
For the price, it is an excellent saw! Beware... this is not exactly a precision instrument! You get what you pay for, don't trust the guides on this thing, you have to follow your line with the blade, and the base is a little cheap and flimsy. The Blade lasted 2 jobs and is now completely warped. But for 30 bucks new in box , I can't complain, it does the job without breaking the bank!
January 1, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rokkpapa Bad Bad Home Depote!
Just got home from purchasing this from HD on 23rd St. in Manhattan. Clearly this item was used and returned; or has been refurbished. Hard to imagine that saw dust was part of the production process.
But it still works great for the money.
The blade that comes with this item is JUNK. Do not waste your time trying to use it spend the money to get a real cutting blade.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VICTOR VERY GOOD PRODUCT.
IF YOU ARE DOING A SIMPLE WORK AT HOME THAT YOU NEED THIS KIND OF PRODUCT GO FOR IT. IT IS NOT FOR TO HARD WOOD WORK.
April 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyW Ok beginner saw
This is my first circular saw and I've had it for about 3 months. I'm new to woodworking and build stuff mostly for fun, including some toy shelves, a king bed, storage boxes, etc. My take on the saw:
Pros - Gets the job done and fairly cheap priced.
Cons - The depth and angle markings are not accurate so you have to calibrate them every time. Worst yet, the bevel angle tend to move over time. I usually lay the saw on its left (supported by the blade enclosure and the left side of the shoe), over times your blade will no longer be 90 degree to the shoe (possibly due to the weight of the saw) - doesn't matter how much you tightened the angle clamp. I guess if I lay the saw flat on it's right side the problem should go away. Also, people complain about the blade comes with the saw was useless so I bought a Diablo 60 tooth right off the bat.
Overall, it's got none of the bells & whistles but it gets the job done.
January 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rctown71 Great saw for DIY projects
I bought the saw for a small floor cut-out and replacement. The saw's light weight made it easy to handle while making several pocket cuts to pry the bad floor from the joists. Great for small jobs like this, but a heftier saw would be better for bigger jobs requiring multiple cuts on 2x's and larger lumber
August 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by k5582 poor
had to buy n ew blade to try to cut a 2x4, not good
May 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jonmc8 not bad...
the saw has plenty of power to get through most any hardwood and junk wood for a while...my problem was that the bevel angle adjustment is off after only a few projects...aka the base plate is bent to a few degrees now, and cannot offset back to a perfect 90 degrees for fine woodworking....good for ripping 2x4s and pallet wood, but not for fine woodworking....
April 22, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SFFS For basic needs
The saw will probably work well for basic cutting but nothing requiring accuracy. The bevel gauge is not accurate, so much so that 0 degrees will cut at a slight angle. The blades that came with the saw really dulled pretty fast. There is enough power though. It beats a cordless.
September 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nesneros Disaster
Cheap blade provided with saw had to be replaced after one use.Saw does not cut square when set at 0 degrees.The bracket that does all of the adjustments such as cut depth and angle of cut is poorly made and was bent. I hope I can return this and buy something a little sturdier.I have been happy with other RYOBI products in the past but this one was a DUD.
August 6, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buildergirl Ryobi circular saw
I have this saw and am about to buy a second one. (first one was stolen - I guess someone else liked it too.) This is a ruggid saw for any guy, but this girl has found it to be very easy to use. It is well balanced and easy to control. I am able to make fast accurate cuts. I've used it for home improvement projects and some decorative wall arts.
April 2, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eabuisker useful small tool
Enjoy this product for small at home projects. Light and easy to use. Clear instructions
March 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CLK07 Good value
The saw is a good value for the $$$. I have several saws in different locations. This one fits the bill for doing light remodeling or new construction work for a couple hours. It's too light weight for a full day of ripping and sawing.
Oh yes - the original blade is good for about 30 minutes. Buy a good carbide blade and you'll be pleased.
January 30, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tubamark Not stable
Blade tilt seems to be inaccurate; When set at zero (normal), the saw consistently pulls to the left when cutting . . . it's impossible to make a long straight cut on a sheet of plywood.
Only good for cutting 2x4's or the like.
I'm returning it.
September 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hatchet 12 Amp Saw
I thought the saw was a hunk of junk when i first used it turns out the blade that comes with it is the problem. i put an irwin marathon blade on it and now it zips through everything i've needed. Good saw TERRIBLE blade. i just wish the guide was on the left side like the skill mag 77. but for the price you can't have it all i guess
January 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coll62 nice lil circular saw
Not sure how it would work for big jobs but it's excellent for honey-dos and small jobs around the house. Pleased with the purchase saw did what it was supposed to do. I would recommend it.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alan good saw for price
This is the 2nd one I've purchased from Home Depot.The first failed a bearing on the motor rotor;however, gave good service.. I used it a lot to cut metal with a metal cuttung abrasive blade & I believe dirt got into bearing causing failure. I like the rotor lock to use when changing blades.. Great value for the money.
January 24, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wb42s good saw
I purchased this saw on line for store pickup and it was advertised as having a 10ft power cord and a 20 tooth carbide blade. This is false. it has a 6ft cord and a steel throw away blade. It is still a good saw at a reasonable price even being misrepresented. It performs well at the jobs I use it for.
March 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matthew Amazing saw for its price!
If you want a simple DIY saw as everyone mentioned this would be simply it. It would not be a bad idea though to upgrade to the 13A one or higher. The blade that comes with it is absolutely horrible. Get a diablo saw blade or something of that nature it will make a night and day difference!!
January 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David light, simple, and cheap
Just a cheap, simple saw that works. Has enough power to do the job and is lighter than most. I actually prefer the trigger to "better" saws because its lighter and doesn't have one of those safeties.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike It worked for what I needed it for
Love it. I am not someone that had to use it everyday but for what I needed it for it worked great.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sindyloowho Great saw
Great Little saw. Not meant for professional construction but does great with around the house jobs. Always have good luck with Ryobi products.
December 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Good value for the money
Bought this for some small home renovation project. As some reviewers noted, the original blade that came with the saw wasn't that great. Haven't replaced the blade yet but will have to replace it soon. Otherwise, it works very well with adequate features.
January 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Arfiet It is great value for the non-professional
The product performs as advertised. Easy for this DIY guy to handle and fairly accurate too.
January 14, 2014