CRAFTSMAN CMES510 Tool-Free Magnesium Shoe Circular Saw, 7-1/4-Inch

Last updated: May 9, 2022


This petite saw gets in tight corners and nooks without sacrificing performance. The 15-amp motor delivers 5,500 RPM, and the saw incorporates a rafter hook and 55-degree bevel capacity for added utility.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This saw is a solid choice for work in small spaces and includes a long-lasting carbide-tipped blade.

In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the CRAFTSMAN Tool-Free Magnesium Shoe Circular Saw, 7-1/4-Inch placed 9th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This CRAFTSMAN 15 amp corded saw delivers the power needed to complete everyday tasks. The high performance 5, 500 RPM motor Is ideal for fast and aggressive cutting. Make accurate angled cuts with the 55 degree bevel capacity. This saw has a Spindle Lock mechanism for easy blade changes. With a premium grade magnesium shoe, metal upper and lower guard, This saw is made to withstand harsh jobsite conditions. The compact and lightweight design helps reduced fatigue while the contoured overmolded handle is optimized for comfort.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Powerful saw at an affordable price
Optimized for user comfort the CRAFTSMAN CMES510 is a dream to use while making aggressive cuts with the high performance 15 amp motor.
Its blade can reach a cutting depth of up to 2 1/8″
Can make accurate bevel cuts up to 55°

What reviewers didn't like

At nine pounds, it’s heavy for a sidewinder saw
Lacks a brake
It doesn’t come with a carry case or box.
Might as well get a pro brand as there is not much price difference
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