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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
$198.50 /each

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

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I want to use a smaller blade for most of my work, but still have the option of going bigger when needed.
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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.
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15 Amp 8-1/4 in. Magnesium Circular Saw is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 16.
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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-03
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-08-01
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