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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PapawJeff Its really worth the bucks for a better saw !
Granted, its a very simple project, but I got the ramp to the shed built today, and I gotta say that new Makita Circular Saw I bought last night really made the project a super easy project.
Its really the first good circular saw I have ever owned.
The others over the years have gotten the job done, but not with the ease of the new saw.
There really is a difference in quality between a $49 saw and a $149 dollar saw....I just didn't know how much I would appreciate the nicer saw :)
May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Good product
Have used it only a few times so far but the saw is very lightweight and accurate. I would buy it again.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tenandtwo Makita Circular Saw Buy
A powerful saw with a nice LED light assist. I love it.
June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Billy Excellent product
I have a long and pleasant history with Makita circular saws.This saw seems to be a very good product so far,have limited use yet.I especially enjoy the light for seeing your saw line.I would like to have a switch to turn the light on and off during use
May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FulFlx Didn't even have a chance to use it
So in my mind I would say that the saw I just purchased was a display saw since I pulled it out of the case brand new. It didn't have a blade in the saw, nor would it power on. The feel of it was nice but is only good for a flashlight to see the line you are supposed to cut. In otherwords, the led lights are a nice addition but what good are they if I pull the trigger and nothing happens.
I would think that maybe it was bought and returned before but not a thing has a mark on it. No screws look like they have been removed, not even the blade bolt. Cord was perfectly wrapped and all packaging was intact and where it should be.
So to me it seems like there is a bit of a quality control issue with this but maybe it was a mix up with Home Depot. Who knows but I will be returning it once I get out of work today. Probably just my luck though.
October 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by overrev First Makita tool and very impressed
I was looking for a new circular saw and I guess I could have been OK with one the $50 offerings. This Makita model had some very nice features and it turned out to be way more than I expected. The first time I used it to rip some lumber, I noticed that with the monster RPMs it produces it was super quiet. It is well balanced and the work light and blower are neat additions. The ease of blade changing is a terrific plus, not to mention extra blade storage in the case. Glad I sprang the extra for this great machine!
April 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HeterDJ Worth the money
I had to do some remodel work and my old Craftsman is just too old now. On a whim I bought this and well, it worked like a champ. It burned through the 3/4" chipboard easily and all other plywood.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Abynemsdad Very good saw
Picked this saw up from my local home depot and have been very happy with the purchase.Its a well built saw,the adustments and levers are easy to use and its laid out nice.The saw has plenty of power and the blade that comes on it has cut well.The led works well if your working indoors and don' t have the best lighting and the case is nice as well.
February 12, 2016