Ryobi P505 5-1/2″ 18 Volt Circular Saw Review

User Friendly, Budget Friendly Circular Saw
Ryobi P505 5-1/2" 18 Volt Circular Saw Review

Product Name: Ryobi P505 5-1/2" 18 Volt Circular Saw

Product Description: Ryobi Cordless Circular Saw

Price: $$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 8.2/10
    Rating - 8.2/10
8.2/10

Summary

The Ryobi P505 5-1/2″ 18 Volt Circular Saw will work with any 18V Li-ion or NiCAD Ryobi batteries. The tool is made for light duty wood works at home or a small workshop of your own. An excellent choice of you are already a Ryobi user and looking for a replacement, or an additional circular saw.

On average, a battery powered circular saw runs at a speed of 4000 RPM, but the Ryobi P505 5-1/2″ 18 Volt Circular Saw makes it up to 4700 RPM, which can also result in faster battery drainage. However, this tool is srguably one of the most economical tools in the market. For the price, P505 is a great option for Ryobi power tool users as it comes without a battery and charger.

If you already have them in hand, get your hands on this model. It came just a few months before in the market so let’s see what’s new in it.

Excellent Design – Great looks

First impressions of the Ryobi 5-1/2″ 18 Volt Circular Saw are fine and the overall quality is good. The compact, ergonomic, and transparent lower guard also looks good. The main handle and front handle are equipped with new GripZone over mold for better control and comfort. The blade is on the left side and moves clockwise, while the main handle is on the right. It offers a better sight of the cut line and the angle of both handles are precise. It has blade wrench storage for easy access.

The base shoe is nice and straight with scale readings, but it is not very strong against extreme cutting applications. The tool is not designed for heavy duty applications and you cannot consider battery powered circular saw for longer tasks.

User-Friendly and Precise Cutting

The bevel on the Ryobi 5-1/2″ 18 Volt Circular Saw has 50-degrees capacity so that you can make a variety of angular cuts. The bevel lock knob appears on the front with scale for precise angle settings, while the bevel lock knob is on the rear. Unlike other models, this unit fits battery from the right side and it slides in and out nicely. It comes with spindle lock button for easy blade changing.

Settings and operations are super easy and all the controls are located at very convenient locations. The user-friendly design allows better operation and the manual guide with this model is very helpful. Overall construction and powerful specs are great, but it is also very delicate. Therefore, it is advised to be very careful with the lower guard and base shoe.

Specs and Features

  • Battery Powered – Cordless model
  • 18V system
  • 5-1/2-inch blade
  • 1-9/16 inch cut depth at 90 Degrees
  • 1-1/8 inch cut depth at 45 Degrees
  • 10mm arbor
  • 4700 RPM no load speed

Pros

  • Great budget tool
  • Compact, attractive and lightweight
  • Powerful and High RPM
  • Advanced grip zone for better handling
  • Carbide tipped blade for durable performance

Cons

  • Package is without battery and charger
  • Lack LED or laser guide

Verdict

The Ryobi P505 5-1/2″ 18 Volt Circular Saw will work with any 18V Li-ion or NiCAD Ryobi batteries. The tool is made for light duty wood works at home or a small workshop of your own. An excellent choice of you are already a Ryobi user and looking for a replacement, or an additional circular saw. The user rating is not bad, in fact, 70% users are completely satisfied with this unit and there are also many great reviews.

The manufacturer is confident and backs this tool for 3-years, which makes it a risk-free deal. Some users may complain about the package. but on the other hand, there is no serious technical fault and it offers consistent performance in light duty applications.

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