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

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

  • Designed to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear out of sheets
  • Powerful 12 Amp motor for proven performance
  • Electronic speed control produces a splinter-free, mirror finish
$397.99 /each

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The Makita 6-1/2 in. Plunge Cut Circular Saw and 55 in. Guide Rail 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 (only 9.7 lbs.). Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smooth handling and a splinter-free, mirror finish. The saw delivers accurate cutting as the position of the blade enters the material on the same cutting line, whether cutting straight or bevel.

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  • Includes circular saw; 6-1/2 in., 48-tooth, carbide-tipped saw blade; hex wrench; 55 in. guide rail and stackable tool case
  • 12-Amp motor with variable speed control dial (2000-5200 RPM) for optimum performance in a variety of materials
  • Large cutting capacity (2-3/16 in. at 90 Degree and 1-9/16 in. at 45 Degree)
  • Bevel capability (-1 to 48 degree) with positive stops at 22.5 degree and 45 degree
  • Close to the wall cutting (11/16 in.) for expanded cutting applications
  • 1-1/2 in. O.D. dust port directs debris away from you and connects to a vacuum system
  • Built-in current limiter helps prevent motor burnout
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Smooth and convenient plunge release lever for your comfort
  • Dual front and rear bevel supports provide additional rigidity for precise and accurate bevel cuts
  • Easy-to-set depth adjustment with large scale
  • 1-year warranty
  • 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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When I put the saw on the guide rail to make a cut for the fist time, the blade was coming down on the rubber stripe of the guide rail to cut,

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February 12, 2014
is this saw suppose to cut the guide rail rubber on the very first cut with the saw,
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October 27, 2016
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yes, the first cut establishes the cut line for all subsequent cuts, and then also prevents future splintering on the inside of the cut.
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December 12, 2014
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the rubber strip should be cut the first time. Its a zero tolerance thing: you put the guide rail on the cut line and that is exactly where it cuts. Just remember to take the blade thickness into consideration. If the finished product is on the right side of the guide rail it will be shorter by the amount of the blade thickness
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November 4, 2014
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The rubber rail is sacrificial, meaning that you have to replace it from time to time. It prevents splintering and chip-out.
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October 14, 2014
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It is designed to cut the rubber strip on the inside edge of the blade. This edge becomes your line of cut you align to your measurement marks. The alignment of the blade by cutting the rubber stripe eliminates the need to measure offsets for other types of saw fences to cut along your desired path.
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October 14, 2014
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That's the idea. make a first cut on a sacrificial material and that will be your guide mark for future cuts
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That's right. The first time it will cut the rubber strip. Then the rail is ready to use permanently.
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March 11, 2014
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Yes, This ensures a close fit to the blade to help reduce splintering of the wood.
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March 4, 2014
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It is normal to cut the strip on the first cut. This will give you your exact line when you make the next cut. Simply line up your rubber strip with your line measurement. Additionally, all of your future cuts will have zero clearance as the blade will always hug the rubber strip.
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February 25, 2014
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Yes, your first cut establishes the edge of the rubber so that it matches the blade perfectly.
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February 24, 2014
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Yes, the saw is supposed to cut the rubber strip on the first cut. This ensures a zero clearance cut and reduces tearout on your work piece.
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February 14, 2014
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Yes, the first cut using the Makita 12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw (SP6000J1) will come down on the rubber strip attached to the guide rail to show your “line of cut.”
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Does this kit come with the guide rail clamps?

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January 25, 2014
the second picture shows the saw, the track and one clamp holding the guide rail down. My question is does this kit come with clamps and if so, how many? Thanks.
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October 13, 2015
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you have to buy clamps sepertly
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December 12, 2014
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no
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November 4, 2014
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No, the clamps are not included.
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October 14, 2014
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they do not come with the kit. Dewalt makes a set as does Festool.. They all fit, it's up to you which looks better
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March 11, 2014
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NO
you need two sets to the tune of $65
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March 11, 2014
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Not with the kit I bought. I did go on line and order the DeWalt clamps for it. They work perfect with the Makita guide rails. The way they slide into the track on the bottom keeps them out of the way when cutting.
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February 25, 2014
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The clamps are an optional accessory. Be aware they are crudely made with poor surface finish and created difficulty for me when I first tried to insert the clamp into the guide track. I view them as poorly manufactured and way overpriced. You can read my review submitted today.
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February 24, 2014
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No, this does not come with rail clamps. However, I would suggest trying the saw without them first. The back of the guide provides a good bit of friction, and I haven't really had any trouble with the guide moving on me yet.
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No. Clamps are sold seperatly. I bought them, but seldom use them. The only time I can see a use for clamps, is if you are cutting a board that is bent or mis-shaped. The guide rail works really well and does not slip on regular cuts.
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No, the Makita 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw Kit (SP6000J1) does not include Guide Rail Clamps. The kit does include a 6-1/2 in. 48T Carbide-Tipped Saw Blade (B-07353), Hex Wrench 5 (783203-8), and 55" Guide Rail (194368-5).
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240V or 110V

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AMPS?
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December 16, 2014
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In the US it's 120 volt, not 110volt
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it is made for the American market so it is 110 V
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neither, in the US it's 120 Volts
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These are 110V, but I understand that 220V are available
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No voltage. Voltage is the potential energy at two points and is available depending upon your application. Most residential applications are 230/240 volts or 110/120 volts. Higher voltage applications are for appliances requiring more electricity....electric stove/oven, clothes dryer are two examples.
Amperage is the rate of flow at a given voltage. Circuits in a house are protected by circuit breakers Read More
No voltage. Voltage is the potential energy at two points and is available depending upon your application. Most residential applications are 230/240 volts or 110/120 volts. Higher voltage applications are for appliances requiring more electricity....electric stove/oven, clothes dryer are two examples.
Amperage is the rate of flow at a given voltage. Circuits in a house are protected by circuit breakers to prevent too much current flow over a given gauge of wire. The term "overloading" a circuit means that the demand for the electricity exceeds the safe capacity(heat generated by the flow of electrons) of the wire gauge supporting that circuit. The circuit breaker trips to prevent that. A clothes dryer uses more amperage and voltage than your coffee maker and has a dedicated circuit to handle the amperage...a thicker gauge wire. Read Less
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110v
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The 12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail and Case (SP6000J1) is 120V and has a 12 AMP motor with variable speed control dial (2,000 - 5,200 RPM) for optimum performance in a variety of materials.
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Does this kit come with tool box?

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December 16, 2014
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It comes loose in a plastic box with no padding or foam. I got 2 saws and they were both damaged from rattling around in the case. Take your chances!
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You get the saw in a box and a 55 in guide rail. Blade and a key to change it plus power cord.
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Yes, it comes with a large box of the new stackable type. I don't like this type, but that's just me.
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yes
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Came with a rather cheap plastic case to hold the saw. the wrench to replace the blade hooks onto the saw. Other than that Nothing.
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The Makita 6-1/2" Plunge Circular Saw with 55" Guide Rail (SP6000J1) comes with a stackable tool case for tool protection and convenient storage.
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12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail and Case is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this saw for several upcoming projects building cabinets. So far I haven't gotten to th... I bought this saw for several upcoming projects building cabinets. So far I haven't gotten to them yet. I've used it for cutting OSB and plywood. The cut is very clean. The blade is good quality. The saw guide is easy to align with pencil marks. I bought the dewalt clamps which work on the Makita track. I've only used them once for a full length (8 foot) cut. The bottom of the track is grippy and doesn't need to be held down. I hooked the saw up to my shop vacuum and it gets most of the dust. The plunge action is smooth and easy to do with one hand. The saw is quiet compared to other circular saws I've used. One thing to be aware of is the rubber edge on the track gets nipped off the first time you use it. It might be a sixteenth of an inch or so which means if you aligned using the rubber edge your cut will be off. After the rubber edge is trimmed it aligns perfectly. The case closures are a bit strange and hard to use sometimes. It is a nice big case. You can easily stuff in the cord, manual and any other bits that you want to keep with the saw. The depth guide on the saw looks like its metric. It doesn't bother me since I adjust the depth visually anyway. I have it set so it just barely cuts through so my sacrificial work surface doesn't get too torn up. I got a second track and the joiner kit. I've seen some comment that you need two kits. I'm not sure why. One kit works fine. The tracks go together using a hex head wrench. I have an old edge guide that uses thumb screws. That would have been nice. Fortunately I don't have to join and take them apart often. I used to cut panels with a 4.5 inch circular saw. I'd always do it outside because of the mess it creates. For me this saw allows me to cut sheet goods in my shop with dust collection. The track makes it much faster and easier to measure and cut. With an edge guide you always have to subtract off the saw base to blade distance. The cut is much cleaner so you don't have to oversize the cut. I used to do my final edge with a table saw. I looked at the other major brands. Makita seemed to be the best option especially for the price. No remorse on choosing the Makita.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from makita sawr Received saw kit, and track has slight bow along its lenght. A track saw without a straight guide is about as useful as a roof with a hole in it. I'm very dissatisfied.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am using this saw to build kitchen cabinets and have completed two, including cutting through ¾... I am using this saw to build kitchen cabinets and have completed two, including cutting through ¾ plywood as well as 1 ½” of plywood stacked with accurate cuts ready to glue. Its a quality product. I like the feature that easily allows a shallow first cut to help with possible tear out. The blade that comes with is good. If you are new to track saws, like I was, read the manual carefully and maybe download other tracksaw manuals since it is sparse (checkout Festool’s). Follow instructions to prevent kickback. A sacrificial table helps with clamping work securely and accuracy, definitely worth a few hours with many examples online. I have used both the Makita and Festool tracks. The Makita track that comes with it is fine but I like the smoothness of the Festool track and their easy to use stop.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Makita track saw Received it today. First thing, makita packs the saw in the case without any protection, so saw and case were a bit banged up in transport. Also, there is a lot of slop in the plastic pivot points to the the base plate, so it's difficult to get accurate bevel cuts. Just loosen the two bevel wing nuts and move the saw up and down while holding the base and you'll see what I'm talking about. It'll do the job, but I expected a lot more from such a pricy " presicion" tool.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw ever This is a incredible tool! It makes cutting large pieces of wood pure joy!! It is dead on accurate and the edges are so silky smooth. My favorite part is the edge guide. You don't have to use any clamps. Just line it up and then cut. I wish that I had purchased it sooner. The only minor complaint is the depth gauge. It is measured in millimeters. Ugh! So if you are like me and have been pondering purchasing this saw, just do it!! You will not regret it!
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very inaccurate saw I should have payed more attention to the negative reviews, as most of the glowing reviews of this saw are either from people who don't know what a qualify tool is, or they are outright not genuine reviews. This saw is a cheap quality copy of the green and black saw. The rail is made in China and not surprisingly, It's bent noticeably. Saw comes loose in plastic case and damaged. Do yourself a favor and don't bother with this saw.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I do recommend this product After trying different brands I finely found a great Makita 6-1/2" Circular saw, at Home-Depot ,Home Depot is One of my best stores for shopping all my Power tools, Great!! Service, and always Delivery on time This is the best product that i have ever had is easy to use highly recommend .
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is awesome. As a 20+ year contractor, this is a time saver. My main use is for deck edg... This saw is awesome. As a 20+ year contractor, this is a time saver. My main use is for deck edges and deck board picture framing. Smooth (unless you hit those little metal hidden fasteners), Low dust with an aimable blower that you could hook a shop vac up to, PERFECT CUTS!!!
Date published: 2016-10-27
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