Ryobi ONE+ HP RCS18X 18V Brushless Circular Saw Review

We review Ryobi ONE+ HP RCS18X brushless circular saw so you can decide if it's the right power tool for you

(Image: © David Hilton)

Homebuilding Verdict

A good quality, value-for-money circular saw, but one that could benefit from a sturdier guard


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    Brushless Motor

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    Light weight

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    LED light

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    Compatible with range of RYOBI ONE+ products

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    Plastic blade guard

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    Small cutting guide

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Ryobi's ONE+ HP RCS18X circular saw is a great product for a home DIYer — good value and also available at many merchants as an off-the-shelf product making it an accessible buy. 

Part of Ryobi's ONE+ range, it shares battery compatibility with all the usual suspects such as drills, saws and finishing tools, but also has many additional products such as hedge trimmers, chain saws, lawn mowers, strimmers, vacuum cleaners and many more. If you are thinking of investing in a range of cordless tools then the Ryobi One+ range is certainly worth considering.

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.