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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
$405.90 /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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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 76.
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 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 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 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 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 how much is your time worth I've had to send back three rails because not one of them was straight. I gave up and bought the green and black saw kit that I should have got in the first place. There is no comparison.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from makita sp6000 Rail is not accurate, it's bent. Replacement was worse. Sawbase flexes and cord is too short. Overall it's a loser.
Date published: 2016-12-23
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