Our Review of the WORX WX427 XL 710W Compact Circular Saw
This WORX WX427 XL 710W Compact Circular Saw is not a cheap option at an average price of £130, but it is from a good German brand, who usually deliver on the goods. Overall buyers rate this one as a 4.3 out of 5 star product, and it certainly sells well enough.
Below we have conducted a full review, on this very popular model from the well liked Worx brand
What Buyers Say About the WORX WX427 XL Circular Saw
We have summarised below what buyers actually said about this particular model. These are very useful as people have bought the WX4272 model, used it, and then taken the time to rate and review their thoughts.
They then allocate a rating based on stars, with 5 stars being the highest, and 1 star being the lowest. Here is how they are split for this particular circular saw.
You can quickly see from this, that the number of poor ratings is low. Around 2 out of every 3 people gave this one the full 5 star rating, and 82% rated it 4 stars or higher. Those are all good signs. If you decide to buy this one, then according to buyers, the majority are pleased with their purchase.
With the low ratings at 7%, we think that is worth a closer look, as it is higher than we would like to see. When we did we discovered that the complaints, although not a high number, were about the following.
Wander when Cutting - Some buyers stated that the blade could wander off the straight line. That is a common complaint with this type of saw. Even with a laser like this one has, if the base is not accurately lined up to the blade, you will get some wander.
Finding Blades - You can get blades for these but mainly online. They are pretty hard to find in most DIY stores. I was able to find these easily enough on both Amazon UK and also at eBay.
The Laser - It is always useful to have a laser as a cutting guide. They are however notoriously inaccurate. Some buyers said the same about this model.
Just to help keep everything in perspective though, out of 200 buyer reviews that we read, there were only 13 poor ratings. So although all of the above are complaints, the huge majority of buyers were very well pleased.
Now that we know what the buyers think, let's look at this WX427 saw in a lot more detail.
WORX WX427 Circular Saw Specification & Features
Below we have listed the key features, and also explained what those features can be used for.
- A useful compact circular saw that has plenty of power and really useful for plunge cuts like, electrical sockets, floorboard sections, vent fitting etc.
- It can cut bevels which again is very useful for making cuts that don't have sharp edges (45 degree bevels)
- Cutting depth of up to 46 mm (1.8 inches)
- Can be used on wood, metal, plasterboard, masonry and tiles
- Comes with a UK 3-pin plug
- The electric cable length is 2.5 metres.
- Has a pretty powerful 300 watt motor (Bigger than most)
- Measures 50.8 x 30.8 x 15 cm
- Weighs 4.9 Kg
- Comes with 3 blades - a diamond tipped for masonry, a TCT wood cutting blade and a a HSS general cutting blade suitable for plastic or metal.
- Has a laser guide light
- Comes with a parallel guide
- Comes with a carry case
Video Review of the Worx WX427
Below you can watch a short 1 minute video of this compact saw in action.
What Makes This WORX WX427 Useful
The vast majority of people who buy this style of circular saw, will do so mainly to do plunge cuts. As that is the case they will be used mainly in the construction trade, and especially by electricians and plumbers.
Plunge cuts are used to make holes quickly for things like electric light and socket fittings. They are also used for quickly cutting through floorboards to get access to water pipes and electrical junction boxes. And they are also used to quickly cut through plasterboard.
Now you can do these tasks with a normal circular saw, but this style of compact saw is better for one handed use. These are also lighter than your normal circular saw. A lot of buyers used this saw for trimming down doors. Quite a few used it to help lay flooring.
Most professional people will use a saw like this on the smaller jobs, to save them the time on setting up a larger circular saw.
What Buyers Said About the WORX WX427 Compact Saw
We know that overall buyers liked this saw and gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. We also know that the number of buyer complaints was low. Those are all good signs that this is a pretty useful saw.
In my opinion, this is handy for doing some rough work, where absolute accuracy is not essential. The depth that you can cut is just a bit shy of 2". That is more than enough to get through floorboards, plasterboard, and even the tougher materials like metal conduit.
For me it is basically a rip saw that allows you to make quick cuts, and get on with finishing a job. It is pretty easy to grip, light enough to use and comfortable enough when being used. I also found it handy for doing a number of quick cuts, and even a quick bevel.
I also liked the depth guide as that allows you to make cuts safely and I also found it to be really accurate. The laser guide does need a couple of batteries to get it working. It uses 2 x L1154 button batteries, similar to those that would be used in watches.
It also has a pipe where you can attach a dust bag or a vacuum, though it does not come with an actual bag.