Before the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:
- Cut quality
- Safety and security
In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the battery-powered circular saws. In the test, different boards of different thicknesses are sawn through. Meanwhile, handling, operation and safety are evaluated. The result of the cut is then evaluated for cleanliness and the cuts are measured for straightness. During the practical test, the volume is measured and the ergonomics assessed during continuous use. The devices are checked for self-protection and child safety as well as their functionality. During the test, safety gloves, hearing protection and privacy protection are worn.
All our test products have to saw through the same wood species and board thicknesses.
In order to rule out errors and to ensure the strain of everyday use, each test takes place in several rounds.
The test criteria are given percentages depending on their importance. The final score is then objectively calculated from the test criteria using an algorithm.
Our product selection is based on observation of the current market. In addition to popular branded products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).
The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Retailers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.
As soon as new relevant products come onto the market, our test field is extended by these. The new products go through the same test as the already tested devices.