Craftsman - 27516 Circular Saw - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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27516 Circular Saw

Craftsman - 27516 Circular Saw

This is an inexpensive circular saw from Craftsman

$99.99 (As of 9/1/2001)

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Editor's Review: Selecting a Circular Saw

review date: September 1, 2001

We struggled with this saw for a day or two before realizing that the centerline of the handle is an inch farther from the blade than any of the other saws we tested. This extra inch upset the saw's balance and created more twisting action, which perhaps partly explains why the saw was so much less comfortable to use. Its heavy weight compounded the problem. The baseplate is made of stamped steel with rolled up edges. In general, this saw didn't seem to be in the same league with the rest of the professional-level saws we tested. Even the home handyman would be wise to spend a few extra dollars to upgrade to another saw.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Ergonomics Poor
Sightlines N/A
Depth and Bevel Adjustments N/A
Base and Blade Guard N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Weight 13.3 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Blade Size 7-1/4 in.
Max Depth of Cut (90/45 degrees) 2-1/4 in. at 90 degrees; 1-3/4 in. at 45 degrees
Amps 14
Corded/Cordless Corded
Bevel Range Up to 46 degrees
Speed 5,000 rpm
Type Sidewinder

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