We have completed a WORX WX423 review. This is an electric corded mini circular saw. It has  400W of power and costs around £70 depending on where you buy it. Worx are a Chinese brand, with their HQ based in N.America. Overall buyers rate this one as a 4.4 out of 5 star product, and it is at present the best selling mini circular saw on the UK market.

Just remember, this is a mini circular saw. The blade diameter is 85mm and that has a maximum cutting depth of 27mm (1.") 

Below we have conducted a full review, on this very popular model from the well liked Worx brand.

WORX WX423 Circular Saw Specification & Features

WORX WX 423 400 watt mini circular saw
  • Versatile compact saw is designed to do plunge cuts for creating vents, putting in electric sockets, light switches and cutting out sections of flooring.
  • 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 27 mm (1" inch)
  • 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 small 400 watt motor (Smaller than most)
  • Measures 16.14 x 11.02 x 5.51 cm
  • Weighs 1.4 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.
  • Quick cut depth adjustment
  • Built in dust extraction
  • No load stroke rate: 3600/min

How Online Buyers Rate the WX423 Model?

88%
Buyer Satisfaction
  • Based on 3,000+ online buyer reviews that we have read, this saw gets an overall satisfaction level of 88%
  • 69% of all buyers give this saw a 5 star review
  • 5% of all buyers give this a poor review

Easy to use

84%

Accuracy

82%

Versatility

86%

Value for Money

88%

What Buyers Say About the WORX WX423 XL Circular Saw

We have summarised below in a pros and cons table what buyers actually said about this particular model. These are very useful as people have bought the WX423 model, used it, and then taken the time to leave their thoughts.

Pros

  • This is a good saw for doing smaller jobs really quickly  such as plunge cuts, cutting pipes or conduit
  • Buyers say that this saw is quick enough to cut through wood 
  • Buyers liked that it comes in a case and also comes with different types of blades
  • Buyers said it was well priced compared to other mini circular saws

Cons

  • Some buyers stated that the blade wanders
  • Blades can be pretty hard to find in most DIY stores
  • Small cutting depth

Our Expertise

We have bought and used the Worx WX423 and other similar mini circular saw models. We understand through use how this compares to other corded mini circular saws that we have used. We understand the differences between power, accuracy and ease of use.

Product Comparison

I compared this 423 model to the Hychika model which is similar but slightly cheaper. The main difference is that the Hychika has a slightly smaller cutting depth, but the brand is not that well known, when compared to WORX. The other model shown is the 427 model from WORX, which is much more expensive, but has a more powerful motor and about twice the cutting depth.

HYCHIKA MTY-DU05-85

HYCHIKA Mini Circular Saw, Circular Saw with 3 Saw Blades

88% satisfaction based on 3,500+ reviews

500 watt motor

Cutting depth: 25mm

No bevel

Average UK Price £70

WORX WX423

WORX WX423 mini circular saw

88% satisfaction based on 3,000+ reviews

400 watt motor

Cutting depth: 27mm

Can cut bevels

Average UK Price £90

WORX WX427

WORX WX 427 mini circular saw

86% satisfaction based on 3,000+ reviews

750 watt motor

Cutting depth: 45mm

Can cut bevels

Average UK Price £150

Our Expert Opinion

If you have used a normal circular saw, you will know that they are powerful and cut really quickly. The main disadvantage is their size and weight and they take a bit of time to set up.

Mini circular saws like this WORX WX423 are much lighter and can be used with just one hand. That makes them handier to use for a range of purposes.

This WX423 model is designed to do plunge cuts mainly and can also be used to cut small pipes and conduit. It comes with 3 blade one for wood, one for metal/plastic and one for brick and masonry.

Electricians, plumbers and many construction workers use this type of saw regularly.

ORX WX423 saw with 3 blades

The WORX WX423 is lightweight (1.4Kg) and very easy to use. The depth guide is very good and the blades are easy enough to change. It comes with 3 blades and a carrying case. It is good value for money. The cutting depth though is very small at just 25mm (1") so don't expect miracles from this small saw. If you want this for cutting thicker wood there are better options as you will see in our comparison above.

Our Verdict on the WORX WX423 XL Circular Saw

In our opinion, this is handy for doing cut out for electrical sockets and switches and also for cutting metal/plastic conduit and pipes. (up to 13mm) It can also handle up to 3mm sheets of aluminium.

It will also work for wood such as beading, skirting boards and most decking boards. Anything thicker than that you will not be able to do with this small saw.

It can cut tiles up to 8mm in thickness.

The motor on this is small at just 400 watts, whereas most other mini circular saws, vary between 500-700 watts. That does mean a reduction in power and the speed of cutting.

It is one of the cheapest on the UK market which does explain why it is the best seller.

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price When Reviewed £67.99 - 88% customer satisfaction based on 3,000+ buyer reviews

If this model is not the one for you, then check out our list of the top 10 mini circular saws by clicking here. There are lots to choose from, including some cordless options if you prefer those.

WORX Brand Information

WORX make a wide range of tools for DIY and the garden and outdoors. These range from general power tools, cleaning tools and accessories. They also make many garden tools such as lawnmowers, trimmers, chainsaws and washers. They are a company owned by the Positec Tool Corporation based in China with American HQ in North Carolina. In the UK WORX sell their products through retailers including Amazon, Argos, Homebase, and B&Q.

Their UK warranty is 3 years for personal, family or general domestic use and 1 year trade warranty for commercial purposes. They have an online support section on their website for product enquiries, product support and delivery support.

We couldn't find a telephone number for customer services as it appears to be done completely online by filling out forms.

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