Mini circular saws can be a very useful tool for DIY enthusiasts, tradespeople and some homeowners. If you are someone who is looking for an affordable compact mini circular saw, the Hychika model is well worth your consideration.

This is an 85mm saw, which I have used a lot, it's corded and comes with 3 blades to get you started. I have explained a lot more about this small circular saw below. The model number is ‎M1Y-DU05-85.

Product Overview

HYCHIKA Mini Circular Saw, Circular Saw with 3 Saw Blades(85mm), Scale Ruler, 500W Pure Copper Motor, 4500RPM Ideal for Wood, Soft Metal, Tile and Plastic Cuts

Just worth pointing out that this is a mini or small circular saw, so not the full blown type of circular saw.

With the right blade attached it can cut tile, wood, plastics, plaster board, wood and PVC with ease.

The compact saw comes with:

  • A 30T HW for wood and plastic cuts
  • A 36T HS for soft metal cuts and
  • A grit diamond blade for ceramic tile cuts.

Key Specifications

Feature

Specification

Motor Power

500 watts

Blade Size

85mm (3.34")

No Load Speed

4,500 RPM

Weight

2.96kg

Cutting depth

25mm in wood, 10mm in metal and 5mm in tile.

It also comes with a hex key, metal guide ruler and dust exhaust pipe. There is no carrying bag or case with this one.

What this mini circular saw can be used for

Hychika mini circular saw specification diagram

Cutting

This saw can be used for cutting wood with a depth of up to 25mm (Almost 1"). With the right blade, it can also be used to cut other materials so it's quite versatile.

I do want to point out though that when I used it that if you force this, like a larger circular saw, it will wander off a straight line. You do have to go slower to allow the blade to cut and clear any sawdust along the way.

It can be used with one hand, as it's fairly light and it cuts really well.

I cut a few floorboards and decking boards and it did that easily. I also cut some MDF sheets (18mm) and it cut those well, as long as I didn't force the saw.

Main Uses

Applications

Description

DIYers

Hobbyists and DIYers looking for a versatile, compact cutting tool for various projects.

Trades

Anyone working in a trade who needs a portable saw for on-site tasks requiring precision and maneuverability.

Renovation/Building

Anyone doing home improvement projects, requiring a reliable cutting tool for diverse materials.

My Overall Opinion

In summary, this small saw performs as well as similar brands like WORX. It is cheaper to buy, but the brand is not well known. They do have their own website. On there you can buy parts etc and showing a 2-5 day delivery to the UK. There is no issue buying circular saw blades in this size as both Saxton and Trend make blades in this size, which fit any brand of saw.

Hychika Comparison to Similar Small Circular Saws

I have included a comparison table just below. I have compared the Hychika to two other popular WORX models. The Hychika is slightly cheaper to buy, but there is no case, and the cutting depth is slightly smaller, and only half the size of the WORX 439 model. The cutting depth is the most important consideration and really depends on the depth of boards or material that you want to cut.

Feature

Hychika ‎M1Y-DU05-85

WORX WX423

WORX WX439

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HYCHIKA Mini Circular Saw, Circular Saw with 3 Saw Blades


WORX WX423 mini circular saw
WORX WX439 500W 120mm Black and Orange Worxsaw Compact Circular Saw

Average Price

£65-£70

£80-£90

£100-£120

Motor Power

500 watts

400 watts

500 watts

Disc Diameter

85mm (3.34")

85mm (3.34")

120mm (5")

No-Load Speed

4500 RPM

3600 RPM

4500 RPM

Cutting Depth

25mm in wood, 10mm in metal and 5mm in tile

90 degree: 27mm

90 degree: 46mm

45 degree: 30mm

Weight

2.96 kg

1.4kg

2.0kg

Comes with

3 blades, Hex wrench, scale ruler and vacuum cleaner adapter

A TCT blade, A HSS Blade, A Diamond blade and carrying case.

A diamond blade, an HCS general purpose blade, a TCT wood cutting blade, and a carry case.

What other buyers say in the UK

I have included two tables below that show a summary of user reviews, and also of "Expert Ratings." I have also included our more detailed rating.

User Reviews for this Hychika Mini Saw

Source

Review Summary

Rating

Amazon UK

Customers like the value, versatility, and ease of use of the saw blade. They mention that its pretty good for the price, great for smaller jobs, and easy to setup.

4.4/5 stars

ManoMano

Brought this for a specific job worked perfectly. Light and easy to use

4.4/5 stars

Expert Ratings

Source

Review Summary

Rating

Lowes

I was skeptical at first, but I am completely satisfied. I use it to cut plexiglass, concrete lawn edges and wood - no problem

3.9/5 stars

TopChoice.co.uk

A great value for money mini saw.

4.9/5 stars

Our Rating

90%
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82%
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82%
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86%
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Value for Money

Easy to Use

Blade Changing

Durable

Overall

Our Summary

  • This small saw does what it is supposed to do but has a limited cutting depth when compared to other options.
  • I did want some type of case to keep this in and was disappointed that isn't the case
  • The blades do work but they are just average quality, but at least you get 3 options which is a benefit
  • Where this one stands out for me is if you can buy this for under £50, and you potentially can, then no question that would be good value for money
  • It's easy enough to use but a tad clunky
diagram showing the blades used on the Hychika mini saw

Pros:

  • This mini saw is only 290mm long and weighs around 1.2kg, making it easy to handle and use in tight spaces.
  • Priced at around £45, this saw is a good option for DIY enthusiasts who are looking for a budget-friendly mini saw.
  • The saw has a simple design and is easy to operate, even for beginners.
  • It comes with a 3-blade set that allows you to cut wood, metal, and plastic. You can also purchase additional blades for other materials.

Cons:

  • The maximum cutting depth is 48mm for 90° cuts and 32mm for 45° cuts, which may not be enough for some applications.
  • Some users have mentioned that the safety features on this saw are not as good as on other models.
  • With a 500W motor, this saw is not as powerful as some other models on the market. This means that it may struggle to cut through thick or hard materials.

Conclusion:

The Hychika  M1Y-DU05-85 mini saw is a good buy if you can get it a good price point. You can buy these in the UK in most DIY stores and online.


I have provided a link to Check Availability at Amazon UK. Price when reviewed £44.99


We liked it, buyers seem to like it and the experts also rate this small saw very well. It is suitable for home use and for those in the trades. If you don't fancy this model, then worthwhile checking my full list of mini saws by clicking here.


If you have any questions, or thoughts about this model, then leave those in the comments below, where I will reply to them. Happy sawing!

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