We have completed a WORX WX427 XL review. This is an electric corded mini circular saw. It has  710W of power and costs around £100 depending on where you buy it. Worx are a good German brand, who usually deliver on the goods. Overall buyers rate this one as a 4.4 out of 5 star product, and it certainly sells well enough.

Just remember, this is a mini circular saw with a maximum cutting depth of 46mm (1.8") When cutting a 45 degree bevel the cutting depth drops to 30mm (1.18")

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

WORX WX427 Circular Saw Specification & Features

WORX WX427 XL 710W Compact Circular Saw Review
  • 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 710 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

How Online Buyers Rate the WX427 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

86%

Accuracy

82%

Versatility

86%

Value for Money

86%

What Buyers Say About the WORX WX427 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 WX427 model, used it, and then taken the time to leave their thoughts.

Pros

  • This is a good saw for doing smaller jobs really quickly  
  • Buyers say that this saw is powerful enough to cut through wood and other materials
  • Buyers liked that it comes in a case and also comes with spare blades
  • Buyers said it was well priced compared to other mini circular saws

Cons

  • Some buyers stated that the blade could wander off the straight line  
  • Blades can be pretty hard to find in most DIY stores
  • Some buyers say the laser accuracy is poor

Our Expertise

We have bought and used the Worx WX427 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

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

WORX WX427

WORX WX 427 mini circular saw

88% satisfaction based on 3,000+ reviews

710 watt motor

Cutting depth: 46mm

Can cut bevels

WORX WX423

WORX WX423 mini circular saw

86% satisfaction based on 3,000+ reviews

750 watt motor

Cutting depth: 27mm

Can cut bevels

Our Expert Opinion

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.

WORX WX427 in action

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.

We also liked the depth guide as that allows you to make cuts safely and we 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.

The Worx WX427 also boasts a versatile design, allowing for both plunge and conventional cutting modes. With these features combined, along with its solid construction and ergonomic grip, this model undoubtedly sets itself apart as a reliable and steadfast choice for professionals seeking high-quality performance and durability in their power tools.

Our Verdict on the WORX WX427 XL Circular Saw

In our 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 us, 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.

We also found it handy for doing a number of quick cuts, and even a quick bevel. It isn't a full blown circular saw though just be aware of its limitations.

Check Amazon UK - Price when reviewed £149.25- 88% customer satisfaction based on 3,000+ online 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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