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Makita

Model # 5008MGA

Internet # 100659890

Store SO SKU # 1000668729

15-Amp 8-1/4 in. Magnesium Circular Saw

$199.99 /each
  • Professional grade quality for jobsite durability
  • Built-in LED lights and dust blower enhance the line of cut
  • Comfortable lightweight design featuring magnesium components

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Product Overview

The Makita 8-1/4 in. Circular Saw is powerful enough to cut through dense lumber, while remaining accurate and comfortable to use. Its design combines well-balanced magnesium components with a lightweight construction for a saw that meets the standards for framing walls, floors and roofs using a range of dimensional lumber and dense engineered lumber. This circular saw features a 15-Amp motor that delivers 5200 RPM.

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  • Includes one 8-1/4 in. x 5/8 in. 24T carbide-tipped blade (D-21521), hex wrench and rip fence
  • Large cutting capacity of 3 in. at 90 Degree and a bevel capacity of 0-50 Degree, with positive stops at 22.5 and 45 Degree
  • Ability to make quick, 1-handed adjustments using large, rubberized levers
  • 2 built-in LED lights that illuminate the line of cut for increased accuracy
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Settings that are easy to read with oversized number and ruler markings
  • Blade wrench that is attached to the saw for fast and convenient blade changing
  • Reinforced power cord that withstands job site abuse and lowers repair costs
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty
  • Blade wrench is attached to saw for fast and convenient blade changing
  • Reinforced power cord withstands jobsite abuse and lowers repair costs
  • Includes: 8-1/4 in. x 5/8 in. 24T carbide-tipped blade (D-21521), hex wrench, rip fence

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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Diameter 
8.25 in 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg. 
3.0 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
18.11 in 
Product Height (in.) 
13.58 in 
Product Width (in.) 
12.6 in 

Details

Amperage (amps) 
15 
Bevel Capacity 
50 
Blade Location 
Right 
Color Family 
Teal 
Cord Length (ft.) 
8.2 
Corded Tool Type 
Circular Saw 
Cordless/ Corded 
Corded 
Depth Adjustment 
Yes 
Keyless/keyed blade change 
Keyed 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg. 
2.25 in 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
5200 
Power Tool Features 
Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Spindle Lock 
Power Tool Product Type 
Corded 
Product Weight (lb.) 
11.4 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year Warranty 

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does this saw come w/blade

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March 6, 2012
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May 3, 2016
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Yes, but I upgraded and am very pleased. The included blade is fine for framing.
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January 2, 2013
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yes
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May 22, 2012
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Yes. The saw came with a blade pre-installed.
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March 6, 2012
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Model # 5008MGA comes with 1 x 24T Carbide Tipped Blade (D-21521).
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max depth of cut

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December 5, 2012
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Union, KY, USA
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April 16, 2013
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2.75" short of specs. Disappointed.
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New York City, NY
January 12, 2013
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3 inches
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December 7, 2012
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The 5008MGA 8-1/4" Magnesium Circular Saw with L.E.D. Lights has a large cutting capacity (3" at 90°) and bevel capacity (0°-50°) with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°.
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Does the saw come with a case/

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December 8, 2012
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New York, NY, USA
January 2, 2013
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no
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December 8, 2012
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This saw does not come with a tool case. Makita does offer a 21 inch contractor tool bag (821016-X) for individual purchase.
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Could someone from the Makita team tell me what is the true depth of cut at 90 degrees that will be square to the blade?

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Some customers have reported that the motor housing interference limits a "square" depth of cut to something less then 3 inches. ( ie. At 3 inches the cut will not be square)
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The Makita 15-Amp 8-1/4 in. Magnesium Circular Saw (5008MG) has a max cutting capacity of 3" at 90 degrees, 2-1/4" at 45 degrees, and 2" at 50 degrees.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by powerful saw Good saw with lots of power. I would love it more if it were AMERICAN made. I and many of my fellow carpenters, have very old AMERICAN made saws and drills that we have put in new brushes and rewired. Please get the message Home Depot, we prefer American made tools. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good buy The saw is extremely powerful and with a good blade it gives an incredible cut. It can cut a full 3 inches deep so cutting 4x 4 still took a second pass but that was expected. The power and kickback may surprise some people not used to this professional quality saw, so be warned. The light and dust removing feature a work well and are appreciated when working in dim light conditions. I would highly recommend this saw for the professional woodworker and experienced user. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Very smooth accurate powerful saw Very Very smooth accurate powerful saw . I have a lot of saws and this is the best one I have ever owned September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw for 6x6 lumber. Purchased this saw for cutting 6" x 6" lumber. Cuts through material with ease. Depth of cut saves time since it can cut with two passes vs. cutting 4 times with a 7 1/4" saw. Saw runs smoothly and handles well. Makita makes another great product! July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Even nicer than expected I bought this saw because I couldn't make a clean cut in 6x6s to save my soul and I was starting on building a new deck for my house. I figured two passes and no hand sawing would have to be better. Little did I realize how much a fine machine like this would simplify the process. Now my cuts are much better than the lumber yard's. The bonus is that I have not pulled my table saw out once since getting this. I am ripping like a madman now. The saw is reasonably quiet and weighs just a bit more than my 7-1/4 Craftsman that I have had since the beginning of time. The adjustments are clearly marked and accurate. The LED light is pretty much worthless in the sun, but it does give good illumination at dusk when looking in to see the actual saw cut line. Overall, I am really happy with this purchase. June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Purchase Excellent saw. I bought it to cut 6 X 6 pressure treated timbers. It cuts easily in 2 cuts as opposed to the 5 cuts (4 with 7 1/4 saw, and final with reciprocating saw) which I had been using. A real labor saver. The brake is a nice feature as well. October 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice and Powerful I just bought this circular saw recently to do some project and I am amazed how good it is. The tool is very powerful and easy to work with. The extra features such as the led lights and the adjustable angels make it very easy for me to do my job. The weight is no so much to worry about since I am an average person and I can handle it very well. I just have this thing for a few weeks now and I am pretty much enjoying it. I am very excited about this tool and now since I enjoy having it so much I start to have more projects for me to do. Overall, it is a very good tool and I give Makita all the credit. Why spend your money on DeWalt while you can get the same quality with Makita with less money. I would recommend anyone bying this tool. June 12, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw Cuts 6" x 6" post in two passes. And notches out a 2-3/4" out of a 6" x 6"(5.5"x5.5") Great saw! August 1, 2014
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