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Ryobi circular saw brand – Review by a consumer


Most tools I use in my workshop are made by Ryobi, and people often ask me about the brand, because they can’t recognize it. Is it any good? All I can say is that in my 5 year experience of using Ryobi, there has been no problems to complain about. I do have replacement tools and don’t heavily use them every day, but the fact that they last so long still stands and is impressive. But I doubt they’d be able to withstand that long if you use them heavily. For heavy duty work, I suggest getting DeWalt or Bosch instead, both are great at making tough exquisite power tools.

But at first, I had a lot of doubts about trying Ryobi for the first time. I used to work with my partner, and we had everything necessary there, but for some personal reasons, we broke up our workshop and I moved in California to open new carpentry. We split the tools, so I took some useful equipment with me when I came here, but still needed to get circular saw, and that’s when I came across Ryobi. After shopping for some time, I noticed Ryobi tools had exceptionally low prices, and it got me concerned about quality of the tools. First thing I did, was to read ryobi circular saw review and finally decided to get one for myself. I did not have any clients at that time, so getting affordable, quality power tools really appealed to me.

But you have to remember, Ryobi tools are not made for heavy commercial use. The brand makes its tools for passionate amateurs. Yes, it can occasionally handle carpentry work, but it’s just not designed to handle tough work. People complain about it failing to complete tough tasks, but they don’t realize that it’s how the tool is designed. You have to realize that mini circular saws aren’t very good at doing dirty heavy jobs. If you can’t, you’re the problem, not the power tools.

To sum up, Ryobi saws are perfectly fine for passionate woodworkers who are planning to use the tools on home improvement and personal use, but if you are factory that makes furniture and uses the tools heavily, try DeWalt or Bosch instead. There are other good power tool brands, but these two are my favorite. Don’t try to save on essential power tools such as circular saws. Cheap circular saws will quickly break down and you’ll need to replace them, which will cost you more than it would cost you just to get a decent DeWalt tool.

I don’t know what exactly your needs are, so I can’t recommend any specific brand. But if you read all I’ve written above, you will understand which tool brands will work the best for you.



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