Skil 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw 5480
It was a bit of a rough decision between this one and the Porter-Cable for number one. The Porter-Cable won out because it has a laser and this one doesnt. However, Skil has to have a place on our list, as their founder invented the original circular saw in 1924. Of all the circular saws Ive rated, this one is the lightest at only 9.1 pounds; thats 1/4 lighter than any other circular saw Ive seen. It also has an anti-snag lower guard, the only one on the market. If youve ever used a circular saw to cut sheet goods, you would appreciate this lower guard.