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

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

  • Professional grade quality for jobsite durability
  • Built-in LED lights and dust blower enhance the line of cut
  • Comfortable lightweight design featuring magnesium components
$19750 /each
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Product Overview

  • Professional grade quality for jobsite durability
  • Built-in LED lights and dust blower enhance the line of cut
  • Comfortable lightweight design featuring magnesium components
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.
  • 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° and a bevel capacity of 0-50°, with positive stops at 22.5 and 45°
  • 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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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° and a bevel capacity of 0-50°, with positive stops at 22.5 and 45°
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Brand Makita Makita DEWALT Makita
Ratings (127) (21) (7) (3)
Blade Diameter 7.25 in 8.25 in 8.25 in 6.5 in
Reconditioned No No No No
Power Tool Features Case Included Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Spindle Lock Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake Depth Adjustment,Spindle Lock
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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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
Product Weight (lb.)
11.4lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

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

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
Product Weight (lb.)
11.4lb
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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Questions & Answers

does this saw come w/blade

Asked by: redbird
Yes, but I upgraded and am very pleased. The included blade is fine for framing.
Answered by: Mel
Date published: 2017-04-17

max depth of cut

Asked by: gordon
2.75" short of specs. Disappointed.
Answered by: ionman
Date published: 2016-12-26

Does the saw come with a case/

Asked by: Jeff
no
Answered by: Q
Date published: 2015-11-07

What is the minimum size blade I ca run on this saw?

I want to use a smaller blade for most of my work, but still have the option of going bigger when needed.
Asked by: Ben
Makita does not recommend using accessories other than those specifically made for the tool being used. This includes using blades smaller or lager than a saw is rated for. Please refer to your instruction manual for other compatibility questions.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2016-09-15
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 8-1/4 in. Magnesium Circular Saw is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-21
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Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2010-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ordered mine online from Home Depot; received 04/05/2016. Used a couple of times for cutting som... Ordered mine online from Home Depot; received 04/05/2016. Used a couple of times for cutting some treated decking lumber, but not heavy timbers. ON-OFF trigger switch developed delay within 15 minutes of use. Sometimes had to press trigger switch twice. Then trigger switch stopped working entirely on 10/25/2016; saw would not turn on. As of today, 11-10-2016, this saw has been in an authorized Makita repair center in Jessup, Maryland since 10-25-2016. It is under warranty but this is unacceptable delay for a user who actually bought the tool intending to use it. BUYER BEWARE: quality control problems with electronic parts or workmanship. I am back to using my 1988 Black & Decker Sawcat.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Saw is defective. I have been using Makita since the early eighties and have been very satisfied with the products quality and especially its endurance. However, I don't recommend this product because it does not cut three inches deep at 90 degrees. When the saw is at its full depth part of the motor housing is below the plate causing it to cut at a slight angle. So every time I use it I must make sure the motor is above the plate if I want a square cut. I can't recommend it because of this problem.
Date published: 2012-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw This saw is a bit heavy but very impressive when it comes to functionality and aesthetics. A well-made tool. I was impressed by the quality and all the features. I'm a Woodworker and need dependable tools. I research every tool before I buy and based my investment on brand, reputation, features and price. I own other Makita products and have never been disappointed by any of those tools.
Date published: 2012-05-22
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