The 8 best circular saws for your next woodworking project

Ryobi ONE+ HP RCS18X 18V Brushless Circular Saw
The best circular saws include this one by Ryobi (Image credit: Future/David Hilton)

Are you on the lookout for the best circular saws? The right ones can help you to trim down your wooden doors, board out your loft, build a new deck and much more.

Whatever woodwork project you have lined up, a circular saw will give you that all-important professional finish. 

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David Hilton
David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer with over 30 years of experience, who is passionate about testing new tools. He has reviewed the Ryobi ONE+ HP RCS18X 18V Brushless Circular Saw for Homebuilding & Renovating.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.