I know cordless sales now exceed corded tool sales by over 50%. Cordless tools are handy, no doubt about it. But I still prefer a corded CS over a cordless for several reasons.
1. I don't use a CS often enough for it to be charged and ready when I'm ready to make a cut.
B.... So, my batteries are down and I. Will need to charge first.
2. Although cordless has come a long way on improving power, the corded tools are still more powerful.
3. Circular saws pull a charged battery down fast.
A ...I have several cordless tools but I've never bought a cordless circular saw.
My favorite cordless tool is a cordless screwdriver.
Next is my cordless nailer.
A. You have several cordless tools.
B. The batteries won't be charged for use in a circular saw.
Don't you need your batteries charged for your other cordless tools?
Why wouldn't they be charged for use in a circular saw?
Anyway, I have 3 systems of cordless tools, Dewalt, Milwaukee and Rigid all have drills, impacts, and circular saws. I started moving into Milwaukee cordless tools a few years ago after at least 10 years of Dewalt because the batteries were failing at an alarming rate towards the end. I must have 20 "dead": Dewalt batteries that won't charge. It was cheaper to buy a two tool set that included 2 batteries and a charger, than it was to buy 2 new batteries, so that's why I ended up with so many batteries and so many Dewalt tools.
The Rigids were on sale real cheap, with HD batteries and they are guaranteed for life, so that's how I ended up with those. They are really great drills, impact drivers and the circular saw has a lot of power and run time.
The Milwaukees started off with a 1/2 H D impact driver that had tons of power for my son's auto repair career. I was so impressed I got the smaller impacts, drills and circular saw for my self. I am still impressed. :smile3: Now I'm waiting for the Dewalts to die off and I can get down to 2 brands, but it's unlikely that will happen soon.
All my cordless tools are 18 VOLT , but the Milwukees and Rigids are Lithium Ion batteries. If starting over, the new Milwaukke Fuel LI would be where I would go. If you have several cordless tools, it's almost a sure thing you'll have several charged batteries to put into service should one die in the middle of a project.... and they have in my case. I'd only use a corded tool if I knew I was going to saw 1 1/2" thick stock or 7/8" siding or rip plywood all day long. Mine sit unused for the most part in a drawer in the shop.