If you have a circular saw, you’ll be aware of how important a circular saw blade is when you’re cutting through your materials – whatever they may be. If you don’t have a great circular saw blade, it can make the job extremely difficult – but how can you find the best circular saw blades for your circular saw?
We’ve taken the guesswork out of this for you, by putting together five different and premier circular saw blades found on the market together in this article – so you can be assured that there’ll definitely be something that will fit your needs. The best circular saw blades are not only made for ripping through the wood, but also through metal and stone as well.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect circular saw blade for your saw but don’t have enough time to read the article, we’ve made a quick overview of the models reviewed in the list below:
- IRWIN Metal-Cutting Circular Saw Blade
- Dewalt Accessories DW3128P5
- Diablo D1050X Combination Saw Blade
- Evolution Power Tools 14BLADEST
- SKIL 79510C 10” Turbo Rim Diamond Blade
It’s not easy to choose the best circular saw blades when there are many different types of compositions and prices saturating your choices. You need to find a saw blade that matches both your budget and your needs – which is why this review was created.
There are five separate circular saw blades found within this guide – and it’s up to you to decide which best suits you.
The IRWIN Metal-cutting Circular Saw Blade is one of, if not, the premier blade when it comes to cutting through metal with your circular saw.
It’s no secret to both professionals and the weekend warriors that blades are not interchangeable, (which many of us have found out the hard way, haven’t we?), and this blade is perfect for all aspects of cutting metal.
Where this blade excels is the cutting of thinner metals, thanks to its 64 teeth which are carbide-tipped. The laser crafted blade will allow for a perfect rip, whatever the situation.
What else is there to love about this blade? There are many factors which make this one of our favorites, to which you can see for yourself in the list below:
- 64 tooth & carbide-tipped blade
- 7-¼” in total size
- Anti-kickback reduces debris such as dust and sparks, for a safer cut
- Anti-vibration vents
- Laser-cut design
- 1 x IRWIN Metal-cutting Circular Saw Blade
My Favorite Feature: Anti-Vibration Vents
- Integrated anti-vibration vents allow for a smoother cut thanks to reduced wobble
When precision and accuracy are amongst the top factors when it comes to cutting, (no matter which material this is), it’s important not only to get your circular saw right – but also the blade itself.
Many blades may excel at cutting, however, provide a kickback or vibration which ruins the entire cut – costing you your material, money and time.
Luckily, this blade from IRWIN is built with anti-vibration vents, which will steady the blade and reduce the amount of shake or wobble that can be found when cutting, spreading this throughout the blade and out of the vents.
If you’re looking for a blade that enhances the accuracy of your cuts – you should look no further than the IRWIN.
One of the downsides of using powerful blades is that they can often become dull after many uses, resulting in ineffective cuts, and also resulting in more money that you’ll have to spend upon new blades.
How is this eliminated in blades? Well, the DW3128P5 has found a way, thanks to a design that’s manufactured with a tough, tungsten carbide – allowing the blade to stay sharper for longer periods of time.
As well as a sharper action for increased longevity out of the DW3128P5 blade, these models from DeWalt contain a thin kerf that provides a faster and smoother cut – meaning a higher quality result in your work.
What else is there to enjoy about these two blades contained in this combo pack? We’ve listed some of the specs and features below:
- Contains two 12” blades, one at 80T and one at 32T
- Anti-stick coating reduced the friction and build-up of gunk
- Constructed with tungsten carbide for shaper blades throughout use
- Thin kerf
- Computer balanced plate for reduced vibration
- Exclusive wedge shoulder design
- 1 x DeWalt Accessories DW3128P5 80T Saw Blade
- 1 x DeWalt Accessories DW3128P5 32T Saw Blade
My Favorite Feature: Exclusive Wedge Shoulder Design
- Additional steel behind each tip of the blade increases the life of the blade, as well as the precision
Blades can break easily – and this is especially true if you’ve found cheap blades or blades that have been used for many cuts and are wearing down.
Normal wear and tear of blades are unavoidable, yet there are many ways to increase the longevity of your blade – and this is where the exclusive wedge shoulder design comes into play.
DeWalt has added this feature which sees more steel placed behind each tip of the blade, so it’s not only the life of the blade which is increased but also the accuracy of your cuts which will improve.
Not too bad to have paired with your circular saw, is it?
Making those perfect crosscuts and rips can be difficult if your blade doesn’t stay true and creates irregularities in the wood you’re cutting.
The D1050X contains an innovative gulley which is found at every five set of teeth on the 50T carbide blade, allowing it to provide perfect chip removal space during rips and crosscuts – making clean and accurate cuts.
The thin kerf between the blades alternate top bevel teeth is cut with a laser, so you’ll be able to feed wood into the blade without any struggles. A shock resistant carbide provides long-lasting protection, combating wear and tear and keep your blade sharp for up to four times that of a standard carbide blade.
The D1050X is extremely versatile and can be fitted onto a number of miter, table and circular saws.
What else is great about the D1050X? We’ve listed some of our favorite features and specs in the list below:
- 10” 50 alternate-top bevel teeth
- Extremely versatile
- Large gullet every five sets of teeth
- 15° hook angle
- Shock-resistant TiCo Hi-Density Carbide
- Perma-Shield Non-Stick Coating
- Tough steel plate and high-density carbide tips
- Super thin laser cut kerf
- 1 x Freud D1050X Diablo 10-Inch Combination Saw Blade.
My Favorite Feature: Laser Cut Heat Expanded Slots
- Laser-cut heat expanded slots allows the blade to expand when heated up
If your circular saw is powerful and can reach impressive RPM speeds, you’re at risk of damaging your blade if it’s not built to withstand the heat. It can be a method of trial and error to see which speeds are the best for your blades, and this can also mean you’re going through many blades when doing so.
Diablo avoids this expensive and inconvenient dilemma by the inclusion of the laser cut heat expanded slots which can be found on the D1050X blade. This expands the blade when in use as it heats up, which allows the blade to keep true to its cut – meaning the heat and high RPM speeds won’t affect the quality of your work.
As well as this, are the laser-cut stabilizer vents, which aim to reduce the vibration and keep the blade cool by trapping the noise throughout the vents.
It’s clear to see that laser-cut technology is one of the reasons this blade is so well sought after – leave us your thoughts on this tech in the comments at the bottom of this article.
The Evolution steel cutting saw blade is one of the higher-end blades reviewed today when it comes to price comparison.
It’s designed to deliver what Evolution Power Tools claim is, ‘maximum performance’, – due to its use of the highest grade carbide.
It’s this premium quality composition and design that sees the 14” blade at its’ price point – however it’s important to note that it isn’t compatible with all circular saws – only working best with Evolution brand circular saws or those that maintain a low RPM speed.
Evolution blades allow for increased cutting speed, with this mild steel blade able to cut through 6” of 1⁄4” thick mild steel in an average of 12 seconds – which is quite impressive, don’t you think?
What else is there that’s great about the 14BLADEST steel cutting saw blade from Evolution Power Tools? We’ve listed these below:
- 14” blade with 66 teeth
- .094” kerf
- 1” arbor size
- Designed for speeds up to 1600 RPM
- Hardened blade body
- Made from ultra high-grade brazing techniques
- Perfect for cutting mild steel
- 1 x Evolution Power Tools 14BLADEST Steel Cutting Saw Blade
My Favorite Feature: Hardened Blade Body
- The hardened body restricts from the blade from warping or flexing during use
Many blades can be affected by warping or flexing during cuts, and this can ultimately affect the blade and leave it out of shape – and also affect the quality of your performance.
The 14BLADEST body is manufactured with a hard plate and contains a thin TCT kerf. This combination allows for any materials being cut to be ripped through with accuracy and precision, and can last as long as 20x than that of alternative blades found on the market – especially those of the abrasive kind,
As well as this, the 14BLADEST allows your materials being cut to be handled almost instantly, as the hardened plate produces no heat, sparks or burrs during a cut – meaning the stock you’re cutting will be cool instantly.
What are your thoughts on the 14BLADEST? Let us know in the comments.
To round off our review of the best circular saw blades, we have the SKIL 79510C 10” Turbo Rim Diamond Blade.
The SKIL 79510C is affordably priced and is the most inexpensive blade out of the circular saw blades reviewed within this article – but what does it mean when we look at the quality of the design itself?
Firstly, it’s best to talk about the versatility of this 10” diamond blade provides. It provides a longer life than that of abrasive wheels, and can not only be used for circular saws, but for grinders as well.
This blade works best when it is cutting through masonry, brick and concrete – and when doing so, it’s best used when dry.
Want a list of the specs and features of the SKIL 79510C? We have you covered in the list below:
- 7” diamond blade, stainless steel design
- Built for circular saws and also grinders
- Can be used to cut through general masonries such as block, bricks and concrete
- Max RPM speed of 8,500
- Built with durability in mind
- 1 x SKIL 79510C 10” Turbo Rim Diamond Blade
My Favorite Feature: Price & Versatility
- For an extremely affordable price, the SKIL 79510C is incredibly versatile through its use
I touched upon how versatile the SKIL 79510C was earlier – and it’s no surprise to see this as the favorite feature. The versatility of this blade is enhanced once you admire the price point of the 79510C itself – making it much more affordable than other blades, and with a ton of useful factors that eliminate having multiple blades.
Of course, this blade is no good if you’re a woodworker or you’ll be cutting through materials such as metals on a day-to-day basis. The 79510C is designed purely for masonry tasks, and can cut through 50-60 pavers of 15” thickness without wearing – which shows you exactly how powerful it is – and all for an affordable price.
So, now we’ve reached the end of our review on the best circular saw blades that can be found for your circular saw model, the answer is – which is the best?
It’s a harder choice to make, as these five circular saw blades are made for different applications and materials, and if you work with masonry every day – a 66T blade designed for ripping wood wouldn’t be the best fit for you.
Yet, different applications aside – it’s hard to go past the IRWIN Metal-Cutting Circular Saw Blade. The make of this blade is simply too high of a quality to ignore, fitted with features such as an anti-kickback component to reduce debris, and anti-vibration vents to distribute any shakes with ease, and increasing the accuracy of your work.
What are your thoughts on the best circular saw blades we’ve looked into today? Drop us a comment below.