SKIL CR540603 20V 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Review

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SKIL 20V 6-1/2 Inch Circular Saw, Includes 5.0Ah PWRCore 20... & Free shipping
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  • High-quality, strong 24-tooth carbide-tipped wood cutting blade.
  • Quick depth and bevel adjustments from 0-50-degrees & 2-1/8-inch at 90-degrees bevel capacity.
  • Longer run-time with 20 Lithium battery with efficient temp. management.
  • No overloading, overheating or burring from woodcutting.
  • It can cut 1/2-inch hardwood and 4×8 sheets easily.
  • Includes a dust blower extractor, LED lights, and an ergonomic handle.
SKIL CR540603 20V 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Review
SKIL CR540603 20V 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Review


Wood-Cutting Saw

SKIL CR540603 Wood-Cutting Saw

The Skil CR540603 cuts wood smoothly and effectively. It is one of the easiest power circular saws to use for slicing through tough materials like wood.

And it has the right set of features to combat premature wear and tear and any unfortunate damages. The lithium-ion battery supports long-term use with zero lagging, overheating, and overloading.

The battery also maintains a consistent temperature to make sure that the machine does not get too hot during woodcutting.

The Skil 20V CR540603 is a handy pick. It comes with features that would suit the more DIY-er more than a pro-level contractor. So it maintains its ease of use and stability for long-term, recreational use only.

Even though this isn’t a pro-level cutting saw, it includes plenty of exciting and performance-driven features. I’m talking about the fast run-time, carbide-tipped 24 tooth blade, bevel adjustments, and the dynamic grip handle.

Excellent Cutting Precision

SKIL CR540603 Cutting Precision

One of the most impressive things about the SKIL CR540603 is its cutting capacity. It includes a 6-1/2-inch blade that is built for straighter and sharper cutting.

The carbide-tipped blade is made of superior quality materials. It stays sharp and runs smoothly for a long time. Longer than what is generally expected of wood-cutting blades within this price range.

Moving on, the SKIL design also features a visor line for making intricate cuts easily. Coupled with that, the quick and effective bevel adjustments allow wider, deeper cuts without losing time.

Adding a rip fence for longer cuts, the SKIL is skilled at initiating and maintaining plenty of power to ensure that there’s no inaccuracy in your line of cut.

Practically speaking, you can use this blade as a great starter for DIY use. It can cut 2×8-inch wood without feeling too bulky or complicated. For house projects like boarding up windows, fences, etc, this is an excellent tool to have in your shed.

Portable Construction

The weight of the Skil 20V CR540603 is light and powerful. It is easy to maneuver and it features the right grip settings to allow quick and seamless two-handed operation.

The fast and solid cutting capacity plus the light weight make this a good choice for beginners, DIYer, or homeowners. If you did something to finish off little jobs with ease and comfort, the lithium battery power plus quick bevel adjustments make it a super-fine choice.

Though the handle is built out of plastic, it has an ergonomic shape and feel. This is great for people who have never used a circular saw before. So this is a great little tool for getting to know the basics and mastering them.

Though small, the blade doesn’t bind or skip or delay. You can easily cut lengthwise and it offers plenty of torque to maintain consistency and speed.

It also includes a blade guard which stays in its right place. This contributes to speed and stability without you feeling the need to adjust the blade guard every once in a while.

The Skil 20V CR540603 is simple and quick, designed for the ideal DIYer for regular, if not daily, use.

Quick & User-Friendly Ergonomics

The Skil 20V CR540603 offers up two very interesting features to improve user-friendliness.

The LED lights allow dim-light working conditions. They do well to illuminate the cutting line. So that you can easily focus on the task right in front of you.

Here is also where the line visor is most helpful. It maintains clear visibility so that you can make your cuts fast, effectively, and without losing sight of what’s really important, i.e. the cutting board.

Next, we have the impressive lock-off lever. The ergonomic design of the Skil 20V CR540603 offers quick and easy adjustments. This, with the help of the lock-off, it’s sturdy and handy to use.

The lever is easier to control with the lock-off settings. And this means you can control and maneuver the saw easily, even in relatively tighter spaces.

Additional information

Specification: SKIL CR540603 20V 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Review

Engine Speed (RPM)


Voltage (V)


Power Source

Battery Powered

Brushless Motor


Depth of Cut - 90 Degrees (in)


Depth of Cut - 45 Degrees (in)


Blade Diameter (in)


Blade Location


Cord Style


Length (in)


Width (in)


Height (in)


Weight (pounds)


Shoe Material


Bevel Capacity (degrees)


Laser Guide


LED Lights


Spindle Lock


Dust Collection


Dust Blower


Dust Port



Beams & Timber

Money-back guarantee days


Warranty (Years)


Batteries Included


Batteries Required


Battery Cell Type

‎Lithium Ion








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