Review: Milwaukee 6390-21 TILT-LOK Circular Saw with Case (7-1/4 Inch)

If you’re looking for your first circular saw, it’s best to choose something with features that won’t be so intimidating for a beginner. The Milwaukee TILT-LOK Circular Saw Model 6390-21 sounds like a perfect fit. It’s light enough at 10.4 pounds, but it’s heavy on power.

Milwaukee 6390-21 Tilt-Lok Circular Saw Closeup

The 15-amp, 5,800 rpm motor gives just the right kind of muscle for the 7-1/4” blade to cut smoothly through various kinds of wood. Beginners will find this model easy to use, thanks to its locking and tilting main handle that adjusts to the angle you’re most comfortable with.

Plus, this model also comes with a case – very convenient for when you need to travel. The case also protects the saw from dust and dirt when in storage. If you’re thinking of starting some DIY projects at home, this is a good circular saw to consider buying.


  • Shoe and soft-grip handle are made of aircraft aluminum

  • You can adjust the TILT-LOK handle and choose from up to 8 different positions for superior comfort

  • Comes with blade, wrench, and saw kit case

  • 15-amp, 3.25-horsepower motor to help you cut through the toughest wood with ease

  • Light and easy to handle at 10.4 pounds

The Reviews

Milwaukee has always been one of those trusted brands and this model didn’t do too badly with Amazon customer reviews at all. There were 114 people who gave feedback and close to 90 percent gave ratings of 4 stars and higher.

Customers who were satisfied with their purchase are impressed with this model’s power. It can cut seamlessly through almost any type of wood and the bevel adjustments are a dream. There were users who have had this particular saw for several months, and those who have abused it often were the most vocal about its durability. These reviewers say that even through the toughest jobs, the 6390-21 doesn’t show any signs of lagging or choking at all. When it comes to accuracy, reviewers say they can see the markings and the cuts clearly, making it almost a pleasure to cut wood.

On the other hand, there were people who weren’t so enthusiastic about this TILT-LOK model. Complaints ranged from minor issues (one customer wished this model had a blade brake) to the more serious ones (customers who unfortunately received units that simply did not work right the first time). There were reviewers who received functioning units, but a few parts were askew (such as the aluminum base plate not staying flat, or a shoe that was not parallel to the blade).

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Inspite of these negative comments though (which were significantly very few compared to the positive feedbacks), we would still recommend the Milwaukee TILT-LOK 6390-21 Circular Saw. For its price, it delivers a lot of power. And based on several reviews, this machine can put up with frequent abuse. This model is great for the DIY project enthusiast, but it seems this circular saw can take on tough construction jobs as well.

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