Best Circular Saw Blade? FLEX, Diablo, Milwaukee, Makita, Bosch, Ryobi, Irwin, Spyder, SKIL, Norske

Best Circular Saw Blade? FLEX, Diablo, Milwaukee, Makita, Bosch, Ryobi, Irwin, Spyder, SKIL, Norske

15 Brands: Makita, Bosch, Ryobi, FLEX, Spyder, Milwaukee, Diablo, Metabo HPT, DeWalt, Craftsman, SKIL, Falkenwald, Irwin, Norske and Mastec. Blades tested for performance ripping 2×4 lumber before and after striking nails. Circular saw blades (Skil saw blades) also compared for performance cutting through oak and ripping an 8 foot pressure treated 4×4. I purchased all the blades to ensure unbiased reviews. So, thank you for supporting the channel.

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  1. Todd Hmalz on May 31, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    I have an old Skilsaw, and put a new Irwin on it. Like my previous blades, it was a fight with any piece of wood, always bogging down, burnt edges, making small tasks into huge work efforts. So, I go looking at reviews to get a new circular saw and come across this gem. Could it really be the blade. After watching this vid in it’s entirety, I decided on a Makita blade. You have saved the day… Man, I can’t believe how a simple blade change has made life so much easier. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with slabbing wood and that blade will cut thru solid wet oak 2" thick like butter. And the unbelievable part is, it hasn’t wore out yet, although I expect it to, sooner than later. You must excuse me for the extra long rambling, I just wanted to say thanks for your excellent reviews!

  2. Adam Coe on May 31, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    Feeling pretty great about my Dewalt and Diablo blades. Hadn’t seen this video yet but as it turned out I made a great choice. Makita very impressive as well, might have to give them a go when I’m due for a new one!

  3. cdfegab on May 31, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve heard alot of great things about Spyder and I’ve purchased them in the past. Oh boy after watching this video it’s definitely good bang for the buck! Thank you project farm!

  4. Peter on May 31, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    Can’t wait for a sliding Miter Saw review…?

  5. bigmeatieballs on May 31, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    try this with 60 tooth or 40 tooth fine finish blades

  6. chainsawguns on May 31, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    I love your videos can you make one for 12" miter saw blades

  7. Daniel Schneider on May 31, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Can we appreciate how much he spent on wood! 4x4s alone he spent $200

  8. BobRooney on May 31, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    love that you’re using the same Skil saw that i’m also using. lets face it, it’s the blades that really matter. although the makita is faster, it also costs 4 times more than a milwaukee and 3 times more than a diablo blade.

  9. .m. on May 31, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    one thing that’s missing is the quality of the finish. speed is important in construction and framing, but if you’re building furniture or other smaller scale things, finish is more important than speed. i personally prefer a nice, chip-free cut over something just rips through wood. they’re all 24T so it’d be nice to see which one offers the cleanest cut.

  10. wayne schmidt on May 31, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Great video. I have been a carpenter for 35 years and use circular saws every day. My company uses mostly Diablo saw blades and they seem like a good all around blade for everyday use. I was surprised by the the Makita in your tests and will be purchasing one soon to try. Keep up the good work.

  11. Bryce M on May 31, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    100% fast cut 😂😂😂 what?

  12. J P on May 31, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    My absolute favorite phrase is "we’re gonna test that!" 😂 No BS. I love this channel.

  13. Jimmy The Powerful ! FU on May 31, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    The final results always surprise me 😂 as the interim tests point in a different direction altogether 😂

  14. jay hancock on May 31, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    One thing you didn’t cover is availability. If you saw my shop, you’d think it’s a Makita retail store. I love Makita blades but I have to order them. It’s far easier to go to Depot and get Diablo blades.

  15. Stephanie Nassman on May 31, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Can you tell me the model # of the Makita saw you used?

  16. Mageleader Gaming on May 31, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    The only thing missing from this test was how clean the cuts were.

  17. Bryce piontek on May 31, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    I bet all his neighbors are like "oh i bet i can go a few houses down and he should have one" 😂😂 mans has every tool known to man

  18. Curtis Johnson on May 31, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    I was curious if there was a video on testing bottle Jack’s? I was searching for one but couldn’t find one..

  19. Mahendra Dhungel on May 31, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    Table saw blade test.

  20. John Smith on May 31, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    The Project Farm channel is very impressive.

  21. Rooferky C on May 31, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    I’ve always used Diablo, they’re good blades, good value, great choice, no complaints.

  22. Tenakal on May 31, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    Do this with osculating blades.

  23. Morgan Rich on May 31, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    Question: are all the tests performed with the same blades throughout the competition? Or are they swapped for untouched blades? Asking for a carpenter I know;)

  24. TiKi 2211 on May 31, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Milwaukee, Makita, Lenox are all made by M.K. Morris. I do contracting work for them so I got to see where they come from.

  25. Jack T on May 31, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    It would be awfully tough to beat the Makita with a kerf of only .057 and a 30 degree tooth bevel plus the greater PSI effective pressure due to the smaller area. It dulled fast after hitting nails, but it will dull faster than normal even without hitting nails. However, time is money with regard to cutting an swapping batteries so it may still be the most cost effective.

  26. Douglas Ohl on May 31, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    May want to test Oshlun blades, since they pretty much dominated the Dry Cut Blade test you did before.

  27. R Lap on May 31, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Awsome reviews. Thank you!

  28. S Joseph on May 31, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you!!!! You guys do great videos

  29. Bob Haines on May 31, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    The blade on my 10 inch Dewalt table saw isn’t doing the job anymore so I revisited your video and just bought the Makita blade……Thanks again for all the helpful videos ! ! ! ! !

  30. Forensource on May 31, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    These are videos that I like to watch, even though I really don’t use tools. I like the ingenuity he shows making up the test jigs.

  31. Broccoli on May 31, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Nice video🙏🏼

  32. Tome4kkkk on May 31, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    $10… More like $40 in Poland, WTF!

  33. Mikey Cage on May 31, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Is it just me or does anyone else wish they could wipe their memory of all PFs videos so that rewatching them is even better?

  34. Hosoi Archives on May 31, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Has he done a mitre saw video?

  35. Jintaro Kensei on May 31, 2023 at 12:52 pm


  36. Ben C on May 31, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    The Makita blade just proves it’s not where it’s made, but how it’s designed and its quality control.

  37. Alpha Force on May 31, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    I think it is interesting to see how fast that Makita blade was able to cut. It seems optimized for battery-powered saws…but when you consider the quality of cut, especially over time, I think you will find that the Freud (Diablo) blade takes the crown. For table saws I use the Freud Industrial P410T which is really the best "one" blade to rule them all. It cross-cuts, rips, and produces a near-perfect finish every time. It lets you make precise cuts in all kinds of woods and non-ferrous materials like aluminum. The Freud Industrial series of blades tend to be of higher quality than the Diablo counterparts. Some Diablo blades are made in china; the one in the video here was made in italy so it will probably be among the better-performing ones sold under that name.

  38. Performa Sarl on May 31, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    I never cut a nail with saw blades…

  39. Jake Elsdon on May 31, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Sir, your content is absolutely appreciated! Keep up the amazing work! I must add, this all looks very fun once the mind looks past potential exhaustion and frustration. Any chance you can do any tests to routers and also maybe router bits? I’m on the market for one because I’m building my first shop and I’d rather buy after seeing your tests! Or have you done this already? Time to scroll…

  40. Ninjamaag on May 31, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Could you try tenryu saw blades? My dad has used them, Japanese blade he got in the US.

  41. ms.93555 ms.93555 on May 31, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Just a general comment here: please consider always including a product from each of Lowes, Home Depot, and Harbor Freight (maybe other similar retailers too). I know that brand products can be purchased most everywhere, but particular store brands that are in most neighborhoods would be most helpful. I’m not a pro so low cost items that have decent performance are of great interest. As always, your videos are the best!

  42. Kennedy McGovern on May 31, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    I am a guy who just doesn’t have time to deep research before every purchase. For this reason, I am brand loyal and stick with brands that don’t let me down. I buy DeWalt tools, Milwaukee accessories and Diablo blades. These choices have served me very well.

    But doing it this way can cause you to miss things from time to time. Who would have thought that Makita would rock out like this!? Of course, as soon as you hit a nail you’ll wish you had slugged along with your Diablos, so my choices hold up. But the rtesults up to that surprised me.

    Ya learn something every day. Hat tip, Makita.

  43. riodejuaneiro on May 31, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Can you test the Black mamba Blade from amana

  44. Joseph Brzezicki on May 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    666k views. Diablo sponsor confirmed!

  45. Ondřej Kratochvíl on May 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    I once purchased Falkenwald based on excellent reviews on Amazon, only to find it’s the worst blade I ever used. The finish was also extremely poor. Then I dug deeper into the reviews and found that they use fake reviews from review farms… basically every sophisticated and well written review was very negative, but the majority of simple reviews or ratings alone were 5 star. So – beware! I think it’s actually dangerous blade…

  46. Mr_Pumpkin on May 31, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    please test on metel drill bit, thanks in advance

  47. TakaSytuacja on May 31, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    This is the best review tools channel:) no bullshit just straight to review 🙂 thanks

  48. David Curtis on May 31, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    A circular saw is expected to make thousands of cuts when building a house how many cuts can the blade make before needing replacing because that goes to value as well if I can only make 50 cuts and the blades are 5 bucks a blade am I really saving money

  49. JayGamings on May 31, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    I really want to see you test planer blades and how well they hold up against hardwood and nails.

  50. Pete Nelson on May 31, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    How about looking at the best 10" table saw blade.