Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
BoschStrokes Per MinuteTool-Free Shoe AdjustmentOrbital Cutting ActionVariable SpeedStroke LengthDust Blower
523180?2,000NoYesYes1 inchYes
Bosch 52318
StoryID
501414
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627059
Tester Comments
This is the single best saw in the group. Smooth operation in rough-cutting applications, great power, excellent blade change, and an effective chip blower combine to make this a cordless tool on par with corded models. The no-mar overshoe and kit bag are excellent accessories, too.
Price
$239

Contact
Bosch Power Tools
and Accessories
877-267-2499
www.boschtools.com
DeWaltStrokes Per MinuteTool-Free Shoe AdjustmentOrbital Cutting ActionVariable SpeedStroke LengthDust Blower
DW933K0?2,000YesYesYes1 inchYes
DeWalt DW933K
StoryID
501414
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627059
Tester Comments
This is a nice tool that produces smooth cuts in demanding work. I liked this tool's handle the best. It plunge-cut effectively and produced very little sway-out. It has a blower, but it was a little off aim. It ships with an overshoe for scratch-free cutting on delicate material. The shoe's bevel adjustment could use some work and I wish it had a wire blade guard.
Price
$259

Contact
DeWalt Industrial Tool Co.
800-433-9258
www.dewalt.com
MakitaStrokes Per MinuteTool-Free Shoe AdjustmentOrbital Cutting ActionVariable SpeedStroke LengthDust Blower
4334DWD500?2,800YesYesYes1 inchNo
Makita 4334DWD
StoryID
501414
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627059
Tester Comments
This saw worked well. It provided abundant power with square cuts in all but the most demanding applications. It has an older-style tool-free blade change, but that worked well. The shoe adjustment was perfect and it's the only tool equipped for on-site dust collection. It has a screw-on scratch-free overshoe.
Price
$319

Contact
Makita USA
800-462-5482
www.makitatools.com
RidgidStrokes Per MinuteTool-Free Shoe AdjustmentOrbital Cutting ActionVariable SpeedStroke LengthDust Blower
R8432,200YesYesYes1 inchNo
Ridgid R843
StoryID
501414
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627059
Tester Comments
I like this saw. It worked well in all cutting applications and has good adjustments. I like the wire blade guard and think the removable clear plastic guard is better for cuts in metal. The blade change was slick and easy to use.
Price
$199

Contact
Ridgid
866-539-1710
www.ridgid.com
RyobiStrokes Per MinuteTool-Free Shoe AdjustmentOrbital Cutting ActionVariable SpeedStroke LengthDust Blower
P5202,100YesYesYes1 inchNo
Ryobi P520
StoryID
501414
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627059
Tester Comments
This saw has some good features, like onboard blade storage and a shoe that adjusts fore and aft to help with tear-out in fragile materials, but it was underpowered and clearly taxed in demanding cutting work. The price is the lowest in the group, but it does not ship with a battery charger as standard equipment.
Price
$49

Contact
Ryobi
800-525-2579
www.ryobitools.com