Makita 12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail and Case-SP6000J1 - The Home Depot


Model # SP6000J1

Internet # 204338179

12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail and Case

Makita 12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail and Case

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$399.99 / each


Model # SP6000J1

Internet # 204338179

The Makita 6-1/2 in. Plunge Cut Circular Saw and 55 in. Guide Rail (model SP6000J1) work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out. The saw combines a powerful 12-Amp motor and a large cutting capacity with magnesium components for less weight and electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load for smooth cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish. The SP6000J1 is a more portable option to a table saw for select applications, and it is ideal for use on the jobsite or in a workshop.

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  • 12-amp motor with variable speed control dial (2,000 - 5,200 RPM) for optimum performance in a variety of materials
  • Large cutting capacity (2-3/16 in. at 90° and 1-9/16 in. at 45°)
  • Bevel capability (-1 to 48°) with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°
  • Close to the wall cutting (11/16 in.) for expanded cutting applications
  • Ideal for cutting large wood panels and other wood materials in confined areas
  • 1-1/2 in. OD dust port directs material away from the operator and connects to a vacuum system
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smooth cutting
  • Built-in current limiter helps prevent motor burnout
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Easy-to-set depth adjustment with large scale
  • Smooth and convenient plunge release lever for operator comfort
  • Magnesium components deliver a well balanced and lightweight saw at only 9.7 lbs.
  • Dual front and rear bevel supports provide additional rigidity for precise and accurate bevel cuts
  • Precise bevel cutting as the position of the blade enters the material on the same cutting line whether cutting straight or bevel
  • Locking lever holds the blade in position so that the wrench can be inserted through the hole in the blade case for easier blade installation
  • Blade wrench attaches to the saw for fast and convenient blade changes
  • Built-in depth stop allows a preliminary cut of 1/16 in. to be performed before the entire material is cut through for clean and splinter-free cutting
  • Includes: 48T carbide tipped blade (B-07353), hex blade wrench (783203-8), 55 in. guide rail (194368-5), stackable tool case
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Assembled Depth (in.)  15.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  12.4 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  11.7 in  Blade Diameter  6.5 in 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.  2.188 in  Product Depth (in.)  15.5 
Product Height (in.)  12.4  Product Width (in.)  11.7 
Amperage (amps)  12  Bevel Capacity  48 
Blade Location  Right  Color Family  Teal 
Cord Length (ft.)  7.9  Corded Tool Type  Circular Saw 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Depth Adjustment  Yes 
Electrical brake  No  Keyless/keyed blade change  Keyed 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.  1.563 in  Maximum Speed (rpm)  5200 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Weight (lb.)  16.5 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Spindle Lock  Yes  Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 


Rated 4 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Should have read the bad reviews... I read about 50 reviews about the saw on different sites. Should have paid attention to the bad ones. The saw came in a big box from Home Depot with no cushioning of any kind. The Makita container had very awkward latches on four sides. You could break a finger trying to open it... But here is the worst news: the saw is loose inside! no straps, no holders, no styrofoam even! Did I buy a precision tool or a big rattle toy??? The saw did not cut square. Took a lot of power to push it on guide rails. Blade was burning the wood on one side. After cutting two sheets of 8x4 melamine boards blade was useless. The angle scale was off by about 3 degrees. The angle of a finished cut was 87degrees on one and 92 on the second one. Release button had to be wiggled to push. Thanks to HD return policy I was able to get my money back. Got the Festool instead and could not be happier! It was worth the extra $200 and some. December 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not true cuts... track is poorly manufactured and not flat or straight, replacement one was the same. Saw base is not flat either. Very poorly packaged from Makita and not a precision tool at all. Buy the real McCoy instead... November 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not accurate, rails vary in dimension the rails are not perfectly true, and between several of them, aren't the exact same dimension. cord is too short and saw base is not flat. December 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by needs better packaging saw has bent plunge mechanism from being loose in case, and made in China rail is bent and not flat like it sould be. March 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bad packaging. Track quality not so great. Do yourself a favor and order two at once and pick the best of the two orders. First order saw safety lever was damage. Saw is built nice with great features, made in UK. Second order the track was warped (not flat, off 1/4inch) track made in china. Saw comes not protected and can just bounce around in case during shipping. Got the Kit on sale so will work fine for half the cost of a fest tool. March 9, 2014
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