Bosch CSW41 7-1/4-Inch Worm Drive Circular Saw
The editor of Fine Homebuilding called the predecessor to this Bosch the best saw Ive ever used. It's not surprising that Bosch built this saw based on the Skilsaw as they own Skil. It features a 15 amp motor, all ball-bearing drive and a diamond arbor for positive engagement between the saw and blade. An all magnesium housing and foot keeps the weight down to 13.2 pounds. This makes it almost a pound lighter than its predecessor, the major difference between the two. The same anti-snag lower blade guard that's found on the Skilsaw avoids hangups, even with narrow cuts. Bosch has given this one a saw hook and large adjustment levers for ease of adjustment without tools. This is one of the few worm drive saws around with soft grip handles, something I really appreciate.