Rockwell’s new 4 1/2-inch Compact Circular Saw won’t likely be your primary framing saw, but it should make quick work of trim and other smaller cuts. Weighing a mere 5 pounds, the saw has a 4 1/2-inch blade and can cut 2-by stock at a 90-degree angle and 1 1/8 inches deep at 45 degrees. A 5-amp motor spins at 3,500 rpm, and a 1 1/4-inch vacuum adapter helps remove dust. The saw pivots on the footplate like any other circular saw, and there’s a spot on the cord that holds the Allen wrench for blade changes.
Price: $100 / COO: China / 866.514.7625 / rockwelltools.com