The 9 Best Circular Saw Blades

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in August of 2019. While a powerful circular saw can make easy work of ripping and cross-cutting all types of materials, it’s only as good as the blade you use in it. Each of our selections is designed for jobs such as framing, finishing or demolition, based on its construction, thickness and tooth count. We've featured a variety of shapes and sizes in a range of prices to meet any budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Freud D0740A

2. Makita D-21521

3. DeWalt DW3196

Editor's Notes

September 03, 2019:

Like table saw blades, those made for a circular saw can cut a variety of materials, from hardwood to plywood to laminate. They’re made from a range of materials, including those with rugged tungsten carbide on their tips, for durability. One such selection is the DeWalt DW3196, which features ribbed vents to keep it cool and ultimately ensure a longer lifespan. It minimizes friction and gum-up, making it ideal for use in framing, roofing, and siding installation projects.

The Diablo D0740A is a highly acclaimed, impressively durable choice that’s made from rugged micrograin titanium carbide, with laser-cut vents to keep noise, heat buildup, and vibration at bay. For a choice that’s conveniently compatible with various circular saws from Makita, Craftsman, Skil, and Roybi, look to the Oshlun SBW-055036, which is suitable for finishing and trimming work, with an aggressive hook handle that’ll help to make quick work of your projects.

No matter which blade you ultimately select, be sure that it is compatible with your circular saw. On a safety-related note, always wear eye protection, and follow all instructions – and obey all of the warnings – that come with both the blade and the circular saw. These include disconnecting the tool from the power supply before making adjustments or changing accessories.

Special Honors

Admiral Ultra Finish Featuring alternative top bevel tips for smooth cuts, this blade’s 60 teeth are equipped with C3 tungsten carbide tips that are ground to a razor-sharp edge. Its heat-treated, high carbon steel body has a hand-plated surface that helps prevent pitch buildup. Its expansion slots allow cooler running with less binding. It’s also made with shock-resistant brazing and an anti-kickback design for reliable, safe performance.

4. Skilsaw 95010

5. Oshlun SBW-055036

6. Milwaukee Framing

7. Concord General Purpose

8. Irwin Tools Marathon 24030

9. Rockwell RW9282

Karen Bennett
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