Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 50
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chespi 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 .
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Limer 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 duckweed 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 GB Clean Cuts
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.
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 Buddy 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 novicediyer 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 jgville 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 hawkman Fantastic Buy, Home Depot is the only place to get a Makita.
Forget about all those other saws, it's time to get the one and only saw you may ever need. It is light,can sit flat on any surface , has plenty of power. . Most importantly it cuts like butter and leaves the cleanest cuts in those expensive plywood purchases and is accurate to the nth degree. I read all the reviews and watched the videos and until you hold it and use it well.... you will see that it is awesome
Other things to note: The case is a large cube like box that has plenty of room for guide rail clamps. Dewalt rail clamps work well with this rail. The rail has blue anti friction like surface strips that let the saw slide smooth and easy. Underneath the rail the rubber strips hold tight to the work surface and prevent the need for clamps but I use the clamps just to be safe. Use a a shop vac with this saw and there is little to no dust.
I like this saw so much, I keep inventing ways to use it.
Home Depot has the price about what it was selling for almost a year ago. I think that most people are finding that this saw is as good if not better than Fess Tool, and for this reason it is getting harder to find a good price for this saw. So I would not delay and get one ASAP.
April 22, 2015