I’m a big fan of tools like this. There are time and a place for enormous circular saws, but you sometimes wish you had something more ‘pocket-sized’ in your toolbox. Maybe not literally, but you see where I’m coming from. The Worx Worxsaw 4-1/2″ Compact Circular Saw – WX429L has been designed to tackle the more modest jobs around the home, the garden, and the workshop. Pretty much anything that doesn’t quite call for an almighty table saw or circular saw. I came across this compact circular saw purely by chance, when a colleague of mine asked if I could recommend a lightweight saw that was suitable for everyday DIY.
I saw the rave reviews, told her to check it out and she did. Not only did she bag an absolute bargain (it was on special offer at the time), but she couldn’t have been happier with the way the saw performed. Since then, I borrowed it to give it a once-over and immediately bought one for myself. This compact circular saw perfectly fills a gap you didn’t realize needed filling – a super versatile tool you won’t want to be without.
Worx Worxsaw WX429L Compact Circular Saw – Features
I say it quite a lot, but when you pay such a tiny price for a power tool, you don’t expect an extensive array of features and functionalities. Still, I’m always open to the occasional surprise. According to the manufacturer, the official specifications of the saw are as follows:
- Item Weight – 4.4 pounds
- Product Dimensions – 15.1 x 4.2 x 5.8 inches
The immediate thing that stands out about the WX429L model is its impressive lightweight properties. Weighing in at just 4.4lbs, it’s exponentially lighter than almost anything in its class.
Nevertheless, it’s still got all the power, performance, and versatility needed to deal with surprisingly challenging jobs. The following features and benefits having been highlighted by the manufacturer:
Make Precise Cuts
This innovative tool also features a parallel guide attachment included in the kit, which simplifies the process of making exceptionally precise cuts, quickly and consistently.
Make a Wide Variety of Cuts
Bevel cutting is also simplified with the WX429L Worx 4-1/2″ WorxSaw, which can be adjusted from 0° all the way to 45° for maximum versatility.
Make Easy Cuts
Depth adjustments can be made quickly and easily up to a maximum of 2 inches, combining full-size saw performance with the convenience of a handheld.
Huge Power and Performance
Speaking about this 4.5-inch blade, it is capable of an impressive no-load speed of 3500RPM. This makes the saw capable of dealing with a wide variety of materials, including plastics, metal, and wood.
Additional Accessories Included
Along with the saw itself, the kit comes complete with a 24T Carbide-tipped Blade, Parallel Guide, Vacuum Adapter, Allen Key, and instruction manual. Everything you need to get started right out of the box.
Sweetening the deal even further, every saws ships complete with an extensive three-year warranty from the manufacturer. An impressive guarantee for a tool available at such a low price
My Experience with the Worx Worxsaw WX429L Compact Circular Saw
As it turned out, the Worx Worxsaw WX429L Compact Circular Saw was pretty much everything I expected it to be. This thing boasts the kind of cutting power and performance you’d expect of a much more expensive 7-inch saw, all compacted into a fantastically portable body. It even has several features you wouldn’t expect from a saw at this price, including a rip fence. Getting to work with the Worx Worxsaw WX429L Compact Circular Saw is an absolute joy.
Perfect for everyday projects and DIY around the home, it’s been designed to deal with a variety of materials with ease. I found that it struggled a little with some of the tougher hardwoods I used it on, but it still performed way beyond expectations for the money. As for whether you’d come to count on it in a heavy-duty site environment well, that’s up for debate. Nevertheless, for everyday applications where shorter and simpler cuts are concerned, you can’t really fault the Worx Worxsaw WX429L Compact Circular Saw or any aspect of its performance.
- Easy to handle and work with
- Lightweight and comfortable to use
- Surprisingly good cutting power
- Compatible with various materials
- Robust and well manufactured
- Outstanding value for money
- Perfect for everyday DIY
- Three-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Not suitable for heavy-duty applications
Roughly summarized, the fact that I placed an order for one of these things myself speaks volumes for its versatility. I’ve read a couple of complaints online regarding its ‘limited’ cutting power, but I can’t help but feel those responsible have completely missed the point. With the Worx Worxsaw WX429L, you’re not looking at a tool that’s designed to rip quickly and flawlessly through enormous strips of the most challenging materials money can buy. Instead, it’s designed to make everyday cuts around the home, the garage and the workshop an absolute breeze. Which it does all this for a simply superb price.