The 13-amp, 7.25-inch Craftsman 10871 circular saw lacks a blade brake and can't match the power of more expensive saws, but owners say it does a fine job on most homeowner projects. Reviewers praise its laser guide and dual LED lights, and it comes with a carbide-tipped blade -- though it's only recommended for rough cuts. Unlike quite a few budget circular saws, this one can make beveled cuts up to 54.5 degrees. The warranty is for one year. If you can afford to spend more, reviews recommend the Milwaukee 6394-21 (*est. $160), which has a blade brake and carries a five-year warranty.
We didn't find this particular Craftsman circular saw included in any comparison tests, but more than two dozen owners review and rate it at Sears.com.
Over two dozen owners review the Craftsman 10871 circular saw here, giving it high praise for its features and light weight, and saying it has enough power for homeowner use.
Review: Craftsman 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw Reviews, Contributors to Sears.com