Circular Saw Cost: Buy, Rent, Parts, Services

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When you need a circular saw you can buy a brand new one, a used one as well as you can rent a circular saw. A brand new circular saw cost depends on the power consumption, saw blade size, cutting capacity, battery capacity, spare parts availability, maintenance and services, user experience, after-service, and technology. After you buy a circular saw, you have to spend money on spare parts, maintenance, and power. With considering all of the factors, the cost of the circular saw can be as follows.

A brand-new circular saw will cost $50-$120. A used circular saw will be $40-$70. If you rent a circular saw, it will be 20$-30$ per day. The cost for the circular saw spare parts, such as saw blade between $20-$50, and brushes between $8-$12 for the 10 to 20 pcs. You have to spend $15-$30 to maintain the circular saw. You have to spend $0.1254 for the power of the circular saw per hour.

To reduce the circular saw cost, you can use a proper circular saw blade, change the brushes when they reach 1/4, Use a brushless circular saw, keep proper alignments, and use a proper saw blade according to the workpiece.

How Much Should I Spend on the Circular Saw?

Circular Saw
Circular Saw

You can invest $50-$120 for the brand-new circular saw and its essential tools and equipment. If you wish to rent it, you can spend less than $30 per day. For the preowned one, you can spend half or less of its initial price.

It is very important to know how much you should spend money on the circular saw. It is not about the brand of the circular saw. You should consider the below factors when you buy it.

  1. Power consumption
  2. Saw blade size
  3. Cutting capacity
  4. Amps (Battery capacity)
  5. Spare parts availability
  6. Maintenance availability
  7. User experience
  8. After service
  9. Troubleshooting
  10. Technology (brushed, brushless)

If most of the factors are compatible with any brand, you can buy them. So before you invest money in the circular saw, you had better know these factors in order to buy the best circular saw for you.

And the most important thing is to buy a used one or rent a tool. So let’s see which one is the best solution you can use.

Is it Worth Buying a Used Circular Saw?

used circular saw
Used Circular Saw

It is really worth buying a used circular saw. The most used circular saws will cost half or less than their initial price. When you buy a used circular saw, you make sure that it is in better condition.

So it is a great opportunity to buy a circular saw at a lower cost. I could find a few well condition circular saws from yard sales. Those were in super-duper condition because it was sold due to the user’s need to upgrade his workshop. I was lucky that time. But let me describe to you you can be unlucky if you select a bad-condition circular saw.

Normally when buying a circular saw, we must check these things. Because these things can cause lots of problems. Before you buy a second hand circular saw, you should check these things such as

  • Check for the circular saw blade alignment – If the saw blade is not aligned, it will cause to wobble the saw blade. This will cause the burning and smoking of workpieces.
  • Check for the motor sparking – If the motor bearings, brushes, and armature are completely worn or damaged, you can see heavy motor sparking. So check for the sparking before buying it.
  • Check the saw blade condition – If you can have the saw blade check for the blunt, dull, dirty saw blades. It will bind the workpiece badly. So you have to replace the saw blade.
  • Check for the brushes and whether they are worn.
  • Check for the shoe alignments – For the proper cutting path, shoe alignments are very important so make sure there is no alignment problem in the shoe and saw blade.
  • Check the power supply of the tool.

If you can remove parts and check for problems, it is a great way to buy a new one.

If you wish to buy a cordless circular saw or mini circular saw these 2 guides will help you to choose the best one.

How Much Does it Cost for Renting a Circular Saw?

If you wish to rent a circular saw in the USA it will cost $15 for 4 hours and $22 for a day. In UK it will be £30.30 per day from HssHire. More than that, There are plenty of local tools renting spots are available everywhere. You can rent it according to your requirements.

Renting a tool is not worth it every time. You should rent if it is need a few hours only. If the project continues days. It is really important to buy a new one.

In-home depot renting prices will be $15/4 hours, $22/per day, $88/week and $264/per week.

A brand new circular saw will cost about $50-$120 in the market. So it is really not worth hiring or renting a circular saw for more than 1 day.

Because you can buy a brand new tool for the renting price. As for me, I rent tools only for 4 hours.

Another thing is that we have to cover the damage or keep any document until we return the tool. If you do not have such a document, you will not be able to hire a tool. And also you have to cover all the damages, and sometimes we have to pay the cleaning fees also. So it is better to rent a circular saw as your last option.

What are the Costs for Circular Saw Spare Parts?

When we use a circular saw, we have to change parts if there is a problem. So we should know how much it costs for the spare parts before buying them. The most worn or damaged parts should be replaced every time. In the circular saw, we can observe saw blades; brushes are the most worn parts.

In the market, we can see many saw blades with many qualities. A high-quality circular saw blade will cost about $20-$50, and a lower-quality saw blade can buy under $20.

When considering the carbon brush will cost about $8-$12 for the 10 to 20 pcs.

In some cases, we have to change the armature, bearings, and power switch also. Those are rare situations.

How much Does it Cost to Maintenance a Circular Saw?

In order to have a long circular saw, it should be maintained well. You have to apply suitable oil and grease on time. Also, you should change the brushes and sharpen the circular saw blade on time. Else power and time will be wasted badly.

Sharpening a saw blade depends on the number of teeth and material type. Normally, sharpening a saw blade will cost about $15-$30. But it can save if you can do it DIY.

You have to spend money on the blade cleaners also. When a saw blade becomes dirty, you can use a saw blade cleaner to clean the saw blade. You can use 409 cleaners to clean the saw blade easily.

How Much Does it Cost for Circular Saw Power Consumption?

circular saw outdoor
Cordless Circular Saws can Outdoor.

A 120-volt and 10-amp current consumption circular saw will cost $0.1254 per hour according to the average electricity rate in the US.

Circular saws can operate 120V and 240V. It requires 10amps – 15amps current. Voltage and current depend on the performance that we need. Regular circular saws will need 120V with 10 amps, and high-power circular saws will need 240V with 15amps or higher.

We can calculate the power consumption of the circular saw by multiplying the voltage and current.

We can calculate the amount of power for a 120V, 10amps circular saw

Power of the 10amps circular saw = 120V x 10amps= 1200W

In the USA, 1KWh will be 10.42 cents.

If you use the above circular saw in 1 hour, you will cost;

1200W x 1 Hour = 1.2KWh = 12.54 cents.

Like this, you can calculate how much you have to spend for the power of 10 amps circular saw.

How to Reduce Circular Saw Cost?

If you already own a circular saw, you should know how to reduce the cost of a circular saw.

You can follow these 5 things to reduce the cost.

  1. Use a proper circular saw blade
  2. Change the brushes when their length reaches 1/4 of their initial length
  3. Use a brushless circular saw
  4. Keep proper alignments in order to reduce the cutting problems
  5. Use proper saw blade according to workpiece cutting ways.

What are the Extra Costs for Circular Saw?

When you buy a circular saw, you have to spend money on additional tools and equipment. Those really help for the perfect cutting process and safety. You should have proper safety instruments such as goggles, gloves etc. More than that, you should have a proper power cord to connect with the power source.

And also, important tools such as guide fences or tracks will be very useful for the accurate cutting process. Hence it is very important to have these kinds of equipment when you buy it.

How much Will it Cost for a Hammer Drill?

A regular hammer drill will cost about $50 – $100 for home use and a heavy-duty SDS hammer drill will cost about $75 – $250 in the market. If you rent a hammer drill it will cost hammer drill renting is 10$-20$ for 4 Hours, 20$-30$ per Day, and 100$-150$ per Week.


Tom Mackency

Tom Mackency

Hi, I am Tom Mackency. It has been 10 years that I have been working as a professional woodworker since 2013. I am really enjoying my carrier by creating many kinds of projects in my workshop. But mostly I like for home improvement projects. Home improvement and DIY projects are the most interesting things for me. More than that, the coolest things are power tools. Those are very precious and efficient than a decade ago. So I try to introduce so many things about power tools, woodworking, DIY projects, home improvement and many more interesting topics here.


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