Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 76
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosif3r bit of a rocky start
The saw pictured is the replacement for the original one i bought, since the first one had a weird eccentric calibration error. The local HD was good about letting me grab another one to replace it, and so far this one seems fine. I'm also a little less than thrilled with the laser sight overall, and may just go back to sighting the cut by the notch. Other than that, a reasonably powerful saw for a middle-of-the-road price.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by russojoe2052000 Good tool
The fact that it is lighter weight tool and easier to handle.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaptainSinbad Exceptional saw for the price especially with a laser guide.
Lighter that similar saws. The laser guide makes it much easier to use and more accurate with the cut.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Couldn't go wrong
I bought this saw being ryobi I didn't have high expectations, but i changed my mind quick, cutting up some 2x12 like its nothing, I'm glad with my decision,
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thom Very Good hand saw for normal use
I got tired of fighting my saw through the thinnest of boards and decided to upgrade. I was going to buy the one below in cost but they were sold out. I went ahead and bought this model and was very glad. I now zip through hard boards, 2x 4s, 4x4s and 2x8s. I get a very clean cut and the laser really helps to keep the cut straight with the mark. When it is time, I will probably buy another one just like this. I do like Ryobi products personally as I have never had a problem with any of them.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom79 Excellent value, good precision, easy to use
This is my first circular saw and it is very easy to operate. Going through large lumber or copper pipe like your are cutting butter. As suggested by other reviewers, I invested in a decent blade (Diablo) and the two together work perfectly. I have never gotten any problems. It is light and I always managed to get the precision that I want. The laser is useless if you are working outside under the sun. Absolutely no regrets to have purchased this product.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IcPd good basic saw
worked well out of the box - gooad basic saw and fair price
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 6663 Ryobi circular saw
I have been using the saw since the day It was delivered . I was in the process of building a tool shed when my old saw stopped working. It was almost 40 years old and the brushes finally wore down to the point where they would no longer contact the commutator on the motor. I looked up circular saws on the Home Depot website and the best buy seemed to be the Ryobi circular saw. A couple of years ago I bought a Ryobi drill and I am very pleased with the tool so I ordered the circular saw based on my experience with the Ryobi Electric drill. I placed the order on line and it arrived within 3 days.
The saw is well made, attractive and functional. I had to make some minor adjustments for the vertical cut and the laser beam. But, that's to be expected. I actually prefer a mechanical edge guide over the laser light. It is difficult to keep the beam on track since I am right handed and the blade is not visible from the left side of the tool. In any case, it does the job. the blade that came with the saw cuts through construction grade lumber like a hot knife through butter. I will recommend the saw for any DIY craftsman and the next tool I buy will be a Ryobi reciprocating saw. I love power tools that work.
December 10, 2014