Hychika CS-85C - Compact Circular Saw (Unbiased Review)

Alex Rodriguez

Whether you are working in a large workshop or you have a do-it-yourself project at home, you must need the right tool for the job, especially if it includes cutting objects in a very precise and artistic manner. If you are in for a wood cutting tool or any kind of a cutting tool, then you are at the right place.

The market for saws ranges widely depending upon the power, weight, types of charge, safety measures and many others. But if you are low on budget but want a complete experience without feeling like you need a better tool, then the Hychika Compact Circular Saw might be the a better option for you.

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Is it worth buying?

Circular saws are a very important cutting tool in the woodwork industry. As there are many types of circular saws available depending on the power, weight, safety measures and other factors, the Hychika compact circular saws fall under the weight and size category. It is very compact and lightweight, so it is worth buying if you are working with thin workpieces or if you have power problems as it is powered by Li-ion batteries.

It can be used on many materials, including steel, concrete, tile, PVC and obviously wood. Using a suitable saw blade will let you go through any of these materials like a piece of cake.

What Makes It Special?

The Hychika Compact Circular Saw comes with a 30T Saw Blade, a 36T Saw Blade, a Diamond Blade, a Hex Wrench, a Scale Ruler, a Dust Exhaust Pipe, Two Cells for laser guide and a user manual. Following are some things that you should expect after buying the Hychika Mini Circular Saw.

1. Precise and Adjustable

Thanks to the laser guide, the Hychika Mini Circular Saw will always cut in a straight line making it easier for you to do your projects even if you are not too much of a professional. Plus, the parallel guide attachments make it even easier to get a precise, quick and easy cut.

2. Three Blades

The three blades are quite important when it comes to what type of material you are going to use it on. The 30T Blade is used for woodcuts, the 36T Blade is for metals, and the grit diamond blade is for tile cuts.

3. Compact

Small size and compactness make it easier to handle, so even if you are not a professional, you can use it for your school projects or some DIY thing at home or in your mini workshop.

4. Powerful Motor

A 4Amp copper motor that allows the circular saw to go at a speed of 4500 RPM to cut tiles, wood, plastic and metals.

5. Durability

Heavy gauge iron wraparound base and aluminium upper cover add extra durability and safety.

6. Ergonomic

The Handle is a soft rubber that reduces hand fatigue very effectively. Plus, the dust port and the saw dust pipe that lets you connect it to a vacuum ensure a clean environment.

7. Safety

The power-on indicator light at the tail, the double switch of the start switch and the shield switch improve the safety of the operation.

8. Mobility

The Three-meter-long cord is convenient for mobile work and improves the working range.

9. Specifications

What to Consider When Buying a Circular Saw?

Whether you are cutting metal or removing a laminate floor, using the right mini circular saw with an appropriate blade is very important to reduce any risk of hazard.

Before buying a circular saw, consider factors such as motor type, speed and amperage etc., of the saw. Also, consider if you want a corded model or if you need more mobility, you can buy a cordless model.

Sidewinder vs. Worm Drive Circular Saw

Sidewinder circular saws are designed for high-speed blades, so the motor is mounted on the side, and a spur gear powers the blade up to 6000 rpm. They are a bit wide-shaped and are difficult if you want to cut through a tight spot.

Worm drives, on the other hand, are slim profile and easy to maneuver through tight spaces. The motor attached to the back consists of two gears that drive the blades up to 4500 rpm. They are good for heavy-duty cutting due to the larger gears.

Corded vs. Cordless Circular Saw

Corded compact circular saws are limited in regards to mobility while using the saw. Plus, the hanging wire can cause a tripping hazard and lead to serious injury. But there are benefits of using corded circular saws, which include constant power, increased torque and a stable speed.

Cordless compact circular saws are better for movement, especially if you are working outdoors. It is safer than a corded circular saw, but the obvious drawback is its reliance on the battery energy, and it can be frustrating when the battery runs dry, and you have to wait for it to recharge.


By driving a blade at a higher speed, the blades make cleaner cuts through a wide range of materials. The sidewinder is faster than the worm drive. Usually, the speed of a circular saw is measured in RPMs.


The speed and torque of the blade are always dependent upon the amperage, which is the electric power output of the circular saw. Usually, compact circular saws come in a range of 4Amp to 15Amp.

Other factors that you can look for while buying a compact circular saw include blade type and safety features.

What we like about The Hychika Compact Circular Saw

Hychika Compact Circular Saw is one of the best compact circular saws out there, with a lot of pros and very few cons. Following are some features that we love about the Saw:

What we do not like about The Hychika Compact Circular Saw

What we do not like about the Hychika Compact Circular Blade are a very few things, but everything has its cons:

How do we differ from other competitors, and why should you choose it?

Many other companies offer Compact circular Saws that you can say are also one of the best ones in the market at the moment. Let's have a look at those models too

Dewalt DCS571B Atomic Brushless Cordless Saw

The product is one of the best in the market with an extended warranty on this model. It uses a 20-volt battery and can also be exchanged for other Dewalt models. It has a brushless motor design that ensures efficiency, and ergonomic handles ensure comfortability.

What this product does not offer is that it does not come with a battery, while Hychika does not require a battery, so you are going to have to invest separately in that. Moreover, the overall price of this product is way higher than the other competitors.

Makita SHO2R1 Cordless Circular Saw Kit

The Makita SHOR21 kit includes multiple batteries plus a protective case. The price tag is very low, so it is affordable. The weight is well balanced on both sides, plus it can be adjusted to make a bevel cut up to 45 degrees.

The places where it lacks are the RPM. It has an RPM of about 1500, which is very less compared to Hychika Circular Saw. The motor is smaller. Battery power is less. A 12-volt battery for 3-3/8in the blade is a bit underwhelming. Also, the maximum cut depth is limited to 5/8in.

Worx Worxsaw WX429L

The Worx Worxsaw is a lightweight and easy-to-carry-around model with an RPM of 3500. The lever lets you make a bevel up to 45 degrees and has a very low price-tag.

Not only the Hychika Compact Circular Saw offers more speed, power, versatility and safety measures, but also the quality of Hychika Saw is way better than that of the Worx Worxsaw.

In short…

Hychika Compact Circular Saw is one of the best in the market right now. It can cut through most materials as easily as cutting a cake. The laser guide helps keep the cut straight, and the parallel guides make the cuts prices and accurate. The model is ergonomic and has better safety measures than most other circular saws. So, if you are looking for a circular saw at a cheap price that offers the best value Hychika Compact Circular Saw is your go-to.