Bosch CSW41 7-1/4-Inch Worm Drive Circular Saw
I've got to start this list off with worm drive saws. Even though sidewinders are more common and more popular, I still have to say that worm drive is better. Not only does it give more power, but better control as well. The bad news about this saw is that it weighs in at a hefty 13.2 pounds; however, thats four pounds lighter than its predecessor. If you're looking for power, the 15-amp ball bearing motor on this one are great. The anti-snag lower guard makes it possible to cut plywood, without having the guard hang up on you. The soft grip handle and large levers make this saw a lot nicer to work with. In addition, there's a built in saw hook, so you can hang your saw up between cuts. It also contains an easily accessible spindle lock, one of those features that every circular saw should have. The brushes, always the first thing to go out on any motorized tool, are easily accessible for service. Overall, a really rugged saw that's bound to give years of top-notch service.