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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
$414.99 /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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is this saw suppose to cut the guide rail rubber on the very first cut with the saw,
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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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August 16, 2014
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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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you have to buy clamps sepertly
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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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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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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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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 49 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makita track Saw. This is a good product for the price. The plastic upper saw parts are a concern if dropped. The 118 in long track is not priced competitively priced and the delivery charge is expensive compared to competitive sources with free shipping July 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Real convenient to have This is a great saw to have in my tool trailer. Cuts clean and smooth. The soft start motor is a little slow and touchy - You have to keep a firm finger on the trigger or the motor shuts off. I wish the plunge depth was in inches since I have to site the depth when cutting material. I have never clamped the track - the tacky rubber material on the bottom keeps it right in place. July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean Cuts Pros: After using this saw I can say the cuts are very clean and the saw slides in the rail very easy. The saw dust is minimal if connected to a vacuum and the plunge system is easy to use. The saw's case is big enough to hold the clamps and the rail connectors. Cons: I asked Home Depot to make sure the saw was packed correctly, I was told it would be, and it was not. The saw is loose in its box to rattle around and it broke the box interior. This is an issue for Home Depot to correct and not Makita. The cord should be 3 feet longer and the two rails do not connect smoothly. The instructions from Makita should be upgraded with a few pictures and larger print. April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good saw Works as expected. I did a lot of research on track saws and settled on this one based on its reviews in price. It is plenty strong to cut through any material I've tried including 6/4" thick white oak. It certainly will not replace my tablesaw but is a great option for breaking down sheet goods and larger cross cuts. Happy to have it in my workshop! June 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not ready to use out of the box Several adjustments needed in order to get a decent cut. The bevel was not at exactly 0/90 degrees, causing a slight bevel on all my cuts. Also, the blade was a couple degrees out of parallel with the rail guide on the base causing quite a bit of burning on relatively thin maple stock I had. After fixing both these issues the saw cuts beautifully. The saw left smooth edges and no chipping on maple veneered plywood and (with a blade change) was able to rip 8/4 maple stock. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Precise cuts, simple to use. Used with the track guide for making precise straight cuts. The produced cuts are as good as those made on my table saw. The setting for cutting a shallow cut to reduce surface tear out worked well. Once the surface fibers were cut I made a full depth cut. The resulting cut was clean. The material was 1/4" plywood from Home Depot. At this time I've only used the saw a few times. June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw I bought the saw so I would not have to buy a new table saw to cut down sheet goods for some DIY cabinets and beams in my ceiling. I tested it by first cutting some plywood for shelving for my basement. What a good cut and the track worked beautifully. This was my first time using a track saw, so I really had nothing to compare it to. However, when you think about the same blade doing 4000 + rpms through wood, it would not matter if it were a Festool, a Dewalt or Makita, the wood would give the same results. Just buy and pay for the features you want. March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does the Job! I worked on building several DIY kitchen islands and cabinets and this Makita system worked beautifully for cutting our plywood sheets down to precise measurements. I had to make a quick adjustment out of the box to fix a slight bevel. But once that was fixed, we were good. Honestly, I see very little difference between this and the other track saws I've used. Festool. Dewalt. Meh.. I really think that unless your a true woodworker who needs the "BEST" or "BETTER" brands, this Makita set is fine for anyone who does serious remodeling or serious DIY work. I honestly cant tell the difference in cuts or ease of use compared to the other brands. The only thing I noticed was that Festool's saw felt a little more solid, more well-built than this Makita. Well, I purchased the extra length of track as well to rip full sheets, and Ive been using this setup for a full year now.. And so far this track saw has been very durable, consistently cutting great for me. So it seems to be constructed good enough. The price is right for this system too. Cant beat it. In the end though, for those of you out there who need a track saw system, you really cant go wrong with any of the ones I've used (Festool. Dewalt. Makita). They will all do the job and make your life easier. This one happens to be the least expensive! May 30, 2016
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