Craftsman CMCS500M1 V20 Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review

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CRAFTSMAN V20 6-1/2-Inch Cordless Circular Saw Kit (CMCS500M1) & Free shipping
$139.00
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  • Complete circular saw kit with blade & battery
  • Impressive 6-1/2-inch blade with 50-degree beveling shoe
  • High-quality and consistent 4,200 RPM motor.
  • Durable and sturdy metal shoes for stability.
  • Lightweight construction with fast recharging.
Craftsman CMCS500M1 V20 Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review
Craftsman CMCS500M1 V20 Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review

Description

Design

Craftsman CMCS500M1 Review Design

There is lightweight construction and portability of the Craftsman CMCS500M1 that makes it super reliable to use. The feel and weight of the circular saw are unparalleled. It is light enough to carry for long stretches of time.

It also feels quite solid in the hand preventing fatigue and stiffness. The contoured grip on the handle is also something that feels very comfortable and ergonomic.

The weight between the front and back of the strong shoe design is solid. It’s stabilizing to hold and you can go the entire day without the circular saw weighing you down.

This is especially important to consider for DIY homeowners. With up to 50-degrees angle cuts, you want to be able to get the most out of your projects. And the Craftsman ease of use is very reliable as it features an anti-slip coating that is easy to hold and feels superior and durable.

The manual of this circular kit says that it’s ideal for wood projects and do-it-yourself-ers. Having said that, the large and comfortable design is supportive of this and allows better visibility and positioning no matter how tight a spot you’re in!

Motor Capacity

Craftsman CMCS500M1 Review Capacity

The Craftsman CMCS500M1 features a 4,200 RPM cutting speed. And it is compatible with 6-1/2 inch blades for smooth and effective cutting. It has plenty of power to cut straight and uniformly.

With regards to thickness, it can cut through 2x4s and 3/4-inch plywood smoothly, like butter. And all this without recharging the lithium-ion battery. The motor is secure and foolproof enough to run without the constant need for recharging. Especially during prolonged and demanding jobs.

The motor feedback of the circular saw is quite reliable. It has a good, balanced weight. And it’s long-lasting and sturdy enough for DIY projects.

Relatively speaking though, the Craftsman V20 has limited battery life. It’s not as adequate as some of the high-end superior models. But it offers a decent battery life and cutting capacity.

Considering its mid-range price tag, it’s a good choice for its minimalistic features and lightweight design.

Ergonomics

The ergonomics of the Craftsman are homeowner-grade for sure. It is equipped with basic features that are great for contractors as well.

Such as the metal show for improved durability and stability. The beveling shoe offers proper sturdiness for angled cuts. It pivots up to 50 degrees so you should have any problem making adjustments.

There is also the LED work light with the contoured handle for more visibility and control over the projects. The dependability of the Craftsman is worth considering since it’s a lightweight and compact circular saw kit.

These features look and feel premium. Ideal for daily use by DIY-ers who prefer to have certain aspects of cutting under their control. Craftsman’s brushless motor utilizes better power, thanks to its ergonomically sound build quality.

It feels good to watch a mid-range circular saw give you the stability and ease of use you’d expect from something slightly pricier. For DIY enthusiasts and homeowners, the Craftsman is a great choice because it won’t burn too deep a hole in your pocket.

Adjustability

What specifically attracted me to the Craftsman V20 is the blade depth adjustment and angle marker. It reduces hand fatigue and also offers better visibility because of large markers.

The scales on this circular saw kit are quite accurate. They are quickly visible which is important considering that this saw cuts to 50-degrees. And its maximum cutting depth is around 2-1/8-inch which for the Craftsman V20 with a 6-1/2-inch blade is quite impressive.

The only issue, however, is that the line guide on the foot of the shoe does not feature any adjustments. But overall the adjustments on the sturdy shoe design are easy and quick to make. You won’t find any other issue with regard to its depth and angle adjustments. It’s portable and comfortable to use.

Additional information

Specification: Craftsman CMCS500M1 V20 Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review

Power
Engine Speed (RPM)

4000

Voltage (V)

20

Power Source

Battery Powered

Worm Drive

No

Depth of Cut - 90 Degrees (in)

2.125

Blade Diameter (in)

6.5

Blade Location

Left

Cord Style

Cordless

Portability
Length (in)

14

Width (in)

8.75

Height (in)

11.25

Weight (pounds)

10.2

Shoe Material

Metal

Utility
Bevel Capacity (degrees)

50

Electric Brake

Yes

Laser Guide

No

LED Lights

No

Spindle Lock

Yes

Usage

Beams & Timber

Money-back guarantee days

30

Warranty (Years)

3

Misc
Arbor Size (in)

0.625

Batteries Included

Yes

Batteries Required

Yes

Battery Cell Type

‎Lithium Ion

Brand

CRAFTSMAN

Color

Gray/Red

Model

CMCS500M1

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