RYOBI One P505 Battery Powered Circular Saw, 5.5-Inch

Last updated: May 9, 2022

This cordless circular saw is part of a large family of power tools that interchangeably use the same battery system. The ergonomic design includes a front pommel handle with overmold for safe and comfortable two-handed operation.

We looked at the top Circular Saws and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Circular Saw you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: With its powerful motor and versatile bevel system, this saw will get the job done.

In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the RYOBI One Battery Powered Circular Saw, 5.5-Inch placed 4th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

RYOBI introduces the 18-Volt ONE+ 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw, an upgraded tool that provides corded performance in a cordless tool. The 18-Volt ONE+ 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw has a 40% more powerful motor compared to its previous model (P506). The 24 Tooth Ultra-Thin kerf carbide-tipped blade allows for fast, clean cuts. Best of all, it is part of the RYOBI ONE+ System of over 175 Cordless Tools that all work on the same battery platform. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty, the 18-Volt ONE+ Circular Saw includes a 6-1/2 in. 24 Tooth Ultra-Thin kerf carbide-tipped blade, blade wrench, and operator’s manual. Battery and charger sold separately.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Compared to other models in this class and price point, I don’t think you’ll be able to find a better performing saw.
The saw easily cuts stock wood and plywood while remaining perfectly balanced and comfortable to use.
So overall, I found this saw to have excellent power and as I was saying earlier, it has power similar to more expensive pro brand 6-1/2″ brushed cordless circular saws.

What reviewers didn't like

The minor issues that I found with the blade guard are worth putting up with considering the cutting performance that I experienced.
However you wont get premium materials seen on more expensive saws such as aluminum or magnesium shoe or blade guards.
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