Makita BSS610 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Kit
Makita has long been a supplier of high quality cordless tools, having been one of the earliest companies to build contractor grade cordless tools. Their LTX series of Li-Ion power tools contains over 35 different tools, making it one of the biggest sets of cordless tools on the market. This particular LTX tool uses two 18 volt batteries, making it a 36-volt saw. The dual batteries give this tool much more torque than its 18 volt predecessor. While that means you need more batteries on hand, in order to handle the change outs, you get 2.5 times more cuts out of a charge than you do on the single battery model. Coupled with a 7-1/4 blade, theres not much a corded circular saw can do that this one wont. Makita has also made it easier for the operator by putting LED battery and temperature indicators on the tool, as well as a LED headlight to light the cut line. It also has an integral dust blower to clear sawdust away from the cut line. This saw will cut 2-5/8 deep at 90 degrees and bevels up to 50 degrees. All in all, this tool has earned the top slot on this list.