Ryobi One P504G 18V Cordless Circular Saw 5-1/2-inch Review

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Ryobi One P504G 18V Cordless Circular Saw 5-1/2-inch Review

Product Name: Ryobi One P504G 18V Cordless Circular Saw 5-1/2-inch

Product Description: Ryobi Cordless Circular Saw

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  • 9.2/10
    Rating - 9.2/10
9.2/10

Summary

Again, the rating of the Ryobi One P504G 18V Cordless Circular Saw 5-1/2-inch is even higher than the Ryobi’s models featuring “Exactline Laser Technology”. The special thing about this unit is its powerful motor and a carbide-tipped blade that lasts long. Even after 3 years, since it was introduced, the number of positive reviews are increasing and rating climbed fast.

There are not many Ryobi Circular saws with the rating as high as the Ryobi One P504G 18V Cordless Circular Saw 5-1/2-inch has which speaks volumes considering there’s a quite a few models out there. The average score of 4.5 out of 5.0 is just amazing, which shows the amount of value this tool delivers in such a small package. It is also a great new product for existing Ryobi users, who are looking for Ryobi circular saw powered by an 18V battery.

If you already have any 18-volt compatible batteries and a charger, this tool is an excellent choice. However, charger and batteries are sold separately and of you don’t already own one, you’ll incur extra cost. We will evaluate this unit from different angles to see if it justifies the rating mark of 4.5.

Great Design – User-friendly

The built of the Ryobi One P504G 18V Cordless Circular Saw 5-1/2-inch is excellent. Ergonomic design, a layer of soft grip on the main handle, upper and lower blade covers, easy to reach basic functions, and user-friendly operation is all that one expects in a capable tool. But the layer of grip on the front handle is missing. It has onboard blade wrench storage, cut scale and angle scale with easy to set rear and back knobs, which make jobs easier.

Most of Ryobi circular saws are right handed and P504G is no exception. The cutter is on the left and it offers a clear view of what is under the blade for the right-handers. The blade rotates clockwise and you will find yourself just pushing forward on the line.

Powerful Under the Hood

The bevel on the Ryobi One 5-1/2-inch 18V Cordless Circular Saw has a capacity of 50 degrees’ adjustments and rear knob allows depth settings. It can cut max 1-9/16 deep at 0 degrees and 1-1/8 deep at 45 degrees. This is just 18V, battery powered circular saw but max speed is staggering 4700 RPM so you can do some tough jobs at home as well.

The diameter of the blade is 5.5 inches with an arbor of 10mm. Use lock-off button to prevent any accidental start and spindle lock will secure the blade while turning blade screw. You can fit any 18V Ryobi battery, even the ones used in the drill drivers. This unit weighs 5.8 pounds only, almost 30% less than other drills of this class.

Specifications and Features

  • 18V DC/AC motor
  • 5” blade diameter
  • 10mm Arbor
  • 1-9/16” deep cut at 90/0 Degrees
  • 1-1/8” deep cut at 45 Degrees
  • 4700 RPM no load speed
  • 50 Degrees bevel capacity

Pros

  • Compact unit, great looks
  • Powerful motor, high torque
  • Soft grip on the main handle
  • Great cut-line visibility
  • Carbide-tipped Blade
  • Lowest price tag

Cons

  • This model lacks laser guide

Verdict

Again, the rating of the Ryobi One P504G 18V Cordless Circular Saw 5-1/2-inch is even higher than the Ryobi’s models featuring “Exactline Laser Technology”. The special thing about this unit is its powerful motor and a carbide-tipped blade that lasts long. Even after 3 years, since it was introduced, the number of positive reviews are increasing and rating climbed fast.

Affordability and cost-effectiveness makes this tool a great choice if you are looking for good value for the money. However, this tool cannot be recommended for heavy-duty tasks as they usually require corded tools. The confidence of Ryobi in its product reflects in a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

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