The Bosch CS5 has the highest spin rate in our reviews, which keeps it a notch higher when it comes to smooth cutting experience. It can reliably serve both DIY users and professionals looking for a solid, consistent, high-quality performance. Its high-end design, power, and quality make it stick out in the competitive circular saw arena.
The Bosch CS5 comes with a 15-amp motor that delivers a spinning capacity of 6200 rpm, which is pretty impressive for a saw in its class. This particular model has its blade located on the left side, which gives you a clearer view of your cutting line, whether you’re dealing with plywood or 2x material. Since you have clear visibility of your cutline, Bosch figured you don’t need a laser guide on this model; I guess they were right.
The CS5 also comes with an effective dust chute that channels sawdust and debris away from the cutting line for more accurate cuts. The chute works pretty well; however, it somehow elbows some of the sawdust and debris towards you rather than away from you. This is one of the reasons why it did not land a higher spot on our top five best circular saws list, but it’s nothing of major concern.