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Model #CSB125

Store SKU #1000052297

  • 13 Amp motor for cutting a variety of lumber
  • Includes: 7-1/4 in. Blade and Blade Wrench with 6 ft. Cord
  • Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Q:Why would you sell a product that does not come with something as simple as an edge guide? It's sold separately but now discontinued. Return coming...
by|Jan 25, 2022
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A:  Thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. The edge guide is optional which is why it is not included with the saw. Thank you for asking, if you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, all contact services are available Monday- Friday from 9am to 6pm (est) to contact us toll free please call 800.525.2579. Other methods of contact offered are email (24 hr response) or live chat, to speak with someone immediately at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact I hope this helps! - Jewel

by|Jun 28, 2022
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    Q:Can cut a shower tub? i want to installed a walkin middle of the tub
    by|Oct 14, 2021
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    A:  Hi, Lizard. Thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. I'm sorry, no. This product is designed for cutting wood. Thank you for asking, if you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, all contact services are available Monday- Friday from 9am to 6pm (est) to contact us toll free please call 800.525.2579. Other methods of contact offered are email (24 hr response) or live chat, to speak with someone immediately at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact I hope this helps! - Jewel

    by|Oct 14, 2021
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      Q:Can you use to cut interlocking pavers for patio?
      by|Jul 26, 2021
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      A:  CA, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. I am sorry, no. This is not a saw that is designed to cut pavers. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

      by|Jul 28, 2021

        A:  I wouldn't. The plastic shield would crack really easy.

        by|Jul 26, 2021

        A:  Yes only with the right blade.

        by|Feb 11, 2022

        A:  Make sure you have the appropriate blade and several batteries to keep the power high.

        by|Oct 14, 2021

          A:  I think you can do anything with the right blade, even cut weeds and grass

          by|Jul 26, 2021
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          Q:Can you use this circular saw for cutting tree branches
          by|Apr 28, 2021
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          A:  Lisa, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. I am sorry, no. You should not use this product to cut a tree branch that is attached to a tree. This would be very dangerous. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

          by|May 4, 2021

            A:  I would Not however you can

            by|May 4, 2021

            A:  Only if the tree branch is 1-inch diameter or less and then you must be very careful (holding the saw against the tree branch). If tree branch is larger than 1-inch in diameter, then I would recommend a chain saw with 12" blade or 16" blade. There's a new contraption out now that is a chain saw with a long handle...permitting you to stand on the ground and cut a tree branch without having to climb a ladder. Sorry I've forgotten whose website I saw this on; however, I did consider for myself (I'm 77-years old) and need to cut a dead branch from a dogwood tree. Again, to get back to your immediate issue. I would not recommend using the circular saw for cutting tree branches unless the branches are very small...1-inch in diameter or less.

            by|Apr 29, 2021

            A:  this would be a dangerous tool to use to cut tree branches, I would suggest a sawsall with a tree branch blade if you want to use a power tool and be somewhat safe.

            by|May 4, 2021

            A:  It is very dangerous to cut tree limps with circular saw. The sap from the wood tends to grab the saw blade. You definitely don't want to use it in a tree. A saw zaw is much better suited for cutting limbs. Ryobi makes a cordless saw zaw. I use it on small branches.

            by|Apr 29, 2021
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            Q:Right out of the box the instructions are lacking a diagram. What is a "spindle Lock" and where exactly is it?
            by|Apr 11, 2021
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            A:  Checking the operator's manual, go to pages 16-17(these are in the back of the manual, only 1 page from the back of the manual) you will find 2 pictures on page 16 the lower one shows the spindle lock just behind the blade shroud and to the front of the motor..

            by|Oct 20, 2021
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            A:  Sorry, I cannot answer your question. However, I do suggest you contact Ryobi directly for an answer. I pulled my Ryobi circular saw out of the box, plugged it into a electrical socket, and cut the wood I needed to cut for making a side table to be placed on my deck. So I've never needed to wonder/concern myself with a "spindle Lock". May I also suggest that in the future, when you have issues with any product, that you contact the manufacturer directly and have them address your issues...like the missing diagram/ owner's manual/etc. And then if the manufacturer cannot give you any satisfaction, then return the product and try another brand. That'll stop crooked manufacturers and their crooked/no working products.

            by|Oct 20, 2021

            A:  Disgruntled, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. You will find the diagrams at the end of the Owner's Manual starting on page 12 after the Spanish section. You will find the spindle lock labeled as letter K. It is located near the front, top of the saw and behind the handle. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

            by|Oct 20, 2021
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              A:  The spindle lock is pushed to facilitate changing the saw blade only after you unplug saw from power source. It is a black lever on the back side of safety shield for saw blade.

              by|Oct 20, 2021
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              Q:Is this powerful enough to cut a concrete sidewalk with a diamond blade?
              by|Mar 13, 2021
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              A:  This is a good tool for a weekend carpenter!!!!

              by|Mar 17, 2021

              A:  Maybe. It's powerful enough for all wood applications. So if you keep fresh batteries, it should do the job.Just be realistic. Most circular saws created for cutting concrete concrete are juge and require special blades.

              by|Jun 29, 2022

                A:  OMG, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. No, you should not use this to cut concrete, even if you have a diamond blade. This saw is not rated to handle a job like that. No circular saws are. There are specialized saws that do this kind of job. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

                by|Mar 15, 2021

                  A:  I would certainly think so, I have used mine to cut steel post, just use a blade that meets the job.

                  by|Mar 13, 2021

                  A:  I doubt it. The plastic blade shield would break quickly too.

                  by|Mar 13, 2021
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                  Q:I see a lot of sparks inside the saw, around the motor while it's on use. I just bought this and have used it may be twice. Is this normal? I've seen sparks in drills before, but not too this extent.
                  by|Dec 5, 2020
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                  A:  Sorry, I have never noticed sparks coming from my circular saw...probably because I'm wearing goggles and busy trying to keep the saw on the line I've drawn. Unable to say if this is normal or not. I suggest contacting Ryobi directly.

                  by|Dec 7, 2020

                  A:  Mine does the same thing. I think they are more noticeable because of clear plastic safety shield.

                  by|Dec 6, 2020

                  A:  I'm not sure. I don't look inside mine. If you're not sure, return it and get another one, just to be safe

                  by|Dec 7, 2020

                  A:  Hello Tri, Thanks for your interest in the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw CSB125. The sparks that you are witnessing are normal and are coming from the normal operation of the brushes in the motor. If the sparks are excessive and coming from the motor housing, please call RYOBI Customer Support at 1-800-525-2579, Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm EST and follow the prompts for Technical Support. Thanks for reaching out to us. - Eve

                  by|Dec 9, 2020
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                    Q:I need to cut some wood lattice. Is the saw ok to use?
                    by|Oct 10, 2020
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                    A:  With a fine tooth blade the Ryobi Corded 7 1/4 inch Circular Saw should work fine to cut lattice. Stabilize your lattice so it does not bend or move. If it is a thin lattice, I might use a jig saw.

                    by|Oct 10, 2020

                    A:  Yes. Just use a fine tooth saw blade to prevent tearing of lattice.

                    by|Apr 12, 2021

                    A:  Absolutely. Great saw.

                    by|Oct 16, 2020

                    A:  Absolutely! Just make sure to use the correct blade for cutting lattice.

                    by|Oct 14, 2020

                    A:  Great question Zejemo. Yes, the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw CSB125 can be used to cut lattice. Many applications for this saw will require different blades. Make sure you are selecting the correct blade for the application. I hope this helps and thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

                    by|Oct 14, 2020
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                      Q:Is it good for cutting hollow doors
                      by|Oct 6, 2020
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                      A:  Yes, just make sure you change blade.

                      by|Oct 11, 2020

                        A:  It worked for me. I bought a hollow door at Home Depot and we cut it to fit a door frame without any issues.

                        by|Apr 28, 2021

                          A:  Yes with the right blade

                          by|Jul 26, 2021

                          A:  Yes. Just use a fine tooth blade to keep from tearing wood.

                          by|Apr 12, 2021

                          A:  Hi Frant 111, The RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw CSB125 can be used for many applications using the correct blade and the correct technique and can be used to cut hollow doors. Thanks for asking! - Eve

                          by|Oct 6, 2020
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                            Q:Can you use this to cut pavers?
                            by|Sep 18, 2020
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                            A:  Yes, you can use the Ryobi 13 AMP Circular Saw to cut pavers. You did not say how thick your pavers are. if they are especially thick you may need to cut from both sides. I have used my saw to cut concrete blocks and other such products.

                            by|Sep 18, 2020

                            A:  I would definitely NOT recommend

                            by|Sep 18, 2020

                            A:  I wouldn't ever! You need a water saw for that job.

                            by|Apr 12, 2021

                            A:  Don't know if it will cut pavers as I only use it to cut wood. According to my booklet that came with this circular saw, this saw may be used for 1. "Cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood, paneling, composition board, and hard board) 2. Cross cutting/rip cutting wood products. 3. Bevel cutting wood products. 4. Pocket cutting wood products. There is no mention of using this saw to cut anything other than wood products. However, try contacting Ryobi. www.ryobitools.com OR One World Technologies, Inc. P.O.Box 1288, Anderson, SC29622, 1-800-525-2579 (info on back of my owner's manual).

                            by|Sep 19, 2020

                            A:  Hello Hstang, Thanks for your question on the RYOBI 13 Amp Corded 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw CSB125. This saw can be used for cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood, paneling, composition board, and hardboard). Thanks for asking! - Eve

                            by|Sep 23, 2020

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