These circular saws that take a 85mm blade are the smallest-sized circular saws that we stock. This makes these saws highly portable and capable of getting into locations that a larger saw might not be able to. Another benefit is that the smaller blade can make finer and make cleaner cuts. The depth of cut that these circular saws can make are quite shallow, given the size of the blade.
- The subsequent criteria needed for choosing a circular saw is the diameter of the blade to determine the depth of cut. The more popular diameters tend to be 190mm & 235mm. Circular saws with this 85mm diameter blade are the smallest available.
- Choosing your power source: The first choice is between a mains (110v or 240v) or a cordless tool. 240v tools are used with normal mains power whilst 110v tools are used on construction sites for safety reasons.
- With regards to cordless (battery powered) tools there are a variety of chemical types; Li-ion is the latest technology, prior to that it was Ni-MH and Ni-Cad was the original. The higher the Ah (Ampere hours) the longer the interval between charges; the fewer times you recharge a battery the longer it will last. Some cordless tools can also come without batteries - sometimes referred to as naked, bare units or body only. These tools are supplied without a battery or charger and more often than not without any accessories; as a result they are significantly cheaper in price.
- To also help you decide between circular saw - 85mm blade