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


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
$40590 /each

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Product Overview

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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Ratings (2) (79) (4) (8)
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Reconditioned No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this kit come with tool box?

Asked by: Hamilton
Ships loose in a plastic box with no padding or foam. Saw was damaged from trashing around in its case. Replacement was even worse.
Answered by: Sandy
Date published: 2017-03-23

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,

is this saw suppose to cut the guide rail rubber on the very first cut with the saw,
Asked by: William54
yes, the first cut establishes the cut line for all subsequent cuts, and then also prevents future splintering on the inside of the cut.
Answered by: eTodd
Date published: 2016-10-28

Does this kit come with the guide rail clamps?

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.
Asked by: Wilbur
you have to buy clamps sepertly
Answered by: bj210
Date published: 2016-06-24

Will two of the 55" Makita tracks clamp together for cutting a 8' panel

Asked by: Cruiszr
Answered by: CharlieMakita
Date published: 2017-01-17
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Customer Reviews

12-Amp 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail and Case is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 79.
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 1 out of 5 by from Circular saw I got straighter cuts with my skilsaw and a straight board as a guide. This thing has a crooked guide and saw blade tracks with the back of the blade dragging on the board. Not impressed with the poor quality.
Date published: 2017-01-08
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 1 out of 5 by from track saw Guide rail is curved not perfectly straight, not surprising since it's made in China. One would think for the price of the kit you would be getting quality materials, but apparently that's not the case. Speaking of cases, the included one is brittle plastic that arrived damaged along with a damaged saw, since makita puts the saw loose in the case without padding of any sort. I'm at a loss...
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm not a pro but an avid DIY'er. My table saw could not provide the accuracy and it was a hassl... I'm not a pro but an avid DIY'er. My table saw could not provide the accuracy and it was a hassle trying to rip 8' sheets of plywood. For two years I used aluminum guide rails with my circular saw to save money but the frustration was too much. I scrapped too many expensive sheets because the saw "moved" laterally. The dust collection port connects perfectly to my Dewalt DWV010 HEPA vacuum which I also bought here at Home Depot. Now I can cut pieces in my basement with sawdust cleanup remaining minimal. Now that I'm used to the vacuum turning on and off with the saw, I can't go back! I do have one complaint directed at Makita: pack the saw & guide rail better. My saw bounced so much that the plastic tray in the bottom was busted. If you pay $400 plus for tool, is a $1 piece of foam at the top too much to ask for? Show a little respect to your customers please. Also, my guide rail had some cosmetic damage at the corners from poor packaging. Not a show stopper but very disappointing.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not bad Not too bad, but lacking power and blade wobbles, cord is too short, and track is bent.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had a rocky start (not Makita's fault...100% HomeDepot), because I'd ordered this on-line for del... Had a rocky start (not Makita's fault...100% HomeDepot), because I'd ordered this on-line for delivery to my local HomeDepot. It took a LONG time to get there, than arrived with a damaged track, which took even longer to replace. I don't think I'll try that again. The good- The saw is nicely balanced, love the soft start and the rapid blade stop. Also, the speed control seems to work well, holding blade RPM pretty constant under load. The cut is very clean and approaches the results of my high-end cabinet table saw, band moving the saw down the track is vastly easier than trying to break down panels on the table saw. Also, I no longer have to do rough cut with my vintage circular saw, then clean up on the table saw...the first cut is the finish cut! Results (and features I care about) are similar to a good friend's vastly more expensive track saw, but at around half the price, so I'm glad I made this choice. The not so good- This saw has LOTS of knobs and the manual is one of the worst I've ever seen. Thank goodness for youTube videos, which explain the set up and operation 500% better than the manual. Also, all the settings are in metric only, which I never use, so it does require bringing in gauges and rules for set-up. Unfortunately, Makita seems to have a blade diameter of their own, so my favorite blade manufacturer's replacement blade throws off the settings even further, and pretty much disables the convenient scoring-cut button. Lastly, the track rocks a bit, which seems due to the pads not being at consistent height. That's not a huge problem (one layer of tape fixed it) but shouldn't be necessary.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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
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