Makita 15-Amp 8-1/4 in. Magnesium Circular Saw-5008MGA - The Home Depot


Model # 5008MGA

Internet # 100659890

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

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

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$198.36 / each
  • 1-year warranty on tool
  • Built-in dust blower clears the line for greater accuracy
  • Comfortable rubber grip on handle


Model # 5008MGA

Internet # 100659890

Store SO SKU # 1000668729

The Makita 5008MGA 15 Amp 8-1/4 in. Circular Saw is powerful enough to cut through dense lumber while remaining accurate and comfortable to use. This circular saw delivers 5,200 RPM and 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. LED lights illuminate the saw's line of cut for increased accuracy, and a built-in dust blower clears the saw's line of cut for greater visibility.

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  • Powerful 15.0 Amp motor delivers 5,200 RPM for proven performance
  • Magnesium components create a lightweight saw (11.4 lbs.) that is well balanced and jobsite tough
  • Large cutting capacity (3 in. at 90°) and bevel capacity (0°-50°) with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°
  • Make quick, one-handed adjustments using large, rubberized levers
  • Two built-in L.E.D. lights illuminate the line of cut for increased accuracy
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Better fit and more control
  • Settings are easy to read with oversized number and ruler markings
  • 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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Assembled Depth (in.)  13.125 in  Assembled Height (in.)  10.875 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  9.562 in  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 
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 
Electrical brake  Yes  Keyless/keyed blade change  Keyed 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.  2.25 in  Maximum Speed (rpm)  5200 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Weight (lb.)  11.4 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Spindle Lock  Yes  Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 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 out of 5 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
Rated 5 out of 5 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 out of 5 by for the money this is the saw to have! This saw is built soild. All functions are user freindly. I used it for a cutting counter top and the finshed job looked like a professional had done it. April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. May 22, 2012
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