Makita 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw-5740NB - The Home Depot


Model # 5740NB

Internet # 100594813

7-1/4 in. Circular Saw

Makita 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw

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$97.65 / each


Model # 5740NB

Internet # 100594813

Store SO SKU # 1000641668

The Makita 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw was engineered for framing walls, siding, roofs and floors with a range of dimensional lumber. It is ideal for framers, builders, masons and contractors seeking a best-in-class circular saw with less weight. It combines a powerful 10.5 amp motor with a compact design for improved handling.

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  • Includes a 24T ultra-coated carbide-tipped blade (A-94530-A), hex wrench (783203-8), rip fence and circular saw (164095-8)
  • No-load speed of 4700 RPM for quiet operation
  • Cutting capacity of 2-1/2 in. at 90 degrees and 1-5/8 in. at 45 degrees
  • Heavy gauge aluminum wraparound base engineered for improved durability and straighter cuts
  • Ruler markings on the base for precise cutting
  • Thin kerf carbide-tipped blade for fast cutting
  • Flat motor housing design for increased stability when changing blades
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty
  • Includes: 7-1/4 in. 24T Ultra-Coated Carbide-Tipped Blade (A-94530-A), Hex Wrench 4 (783203-8), Rip Fence, Circular Saws (164095-8)
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Assembled Depth (in.)  13.39 in  Assembled Height (in.)  11.42 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  10.83 in  Blade Diameter  7.25 in 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.  2.5 in  Product Depth (in.)  11.75 
Product Height (in.)  9.5  Product Width (in.)  9.125 
Amperage (amps)  10.5  Bevel Capacity  45 
Blade Location  Right  Color Family  Teal 
Cord Length (ft.)  8.2  Corded Tool Type  Circular Saw 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Depth Adjustment  Yes 
Electrical brake  No  Keyless/keyed blade change  Keyed 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.  1.625 in  Maximum Speed (rpm)  4700 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Weight (lb.)  8 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 5.0 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Little saw with a big heart I use this saw every day being a dock / deck builder and this saw has the power to do the job. I love that it is very light, and that its the only 7-1/4" that will cut with one pass the 3" x 8" & 10" lumber we use. Also its very easy to use cutting deck boards and other fine cuts that are needed. Perfect fit in the hand and easy to manipulate. Home Depot has it at the best price from online stores or in retail stores. Our saws are subject to the Jersey shore salt air daily and we still get years of trouble free service from these little light saws. The only down fall they have is that they are fragile. They do not like being dropped or man handled. You have to treat them nice since the plate mounts will bend and rack very easily which in-turn will cause your cuts to be off. Even for the weekend warrior or home owner this would be the best saw you could buy. Dont waste your money on the cheaper saws you will not be happy with them. Get a saw that will be there for you years to come. Buy this Makita and you will not regret it. December 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great lightweight saw! I bought this saw about 7-8 years ago and have found it to be a really great plywood and panel saw. It also works really well when you have to make an overhead cut in a cramped space. I don't know if I would cut heavy stringers with it all the time, but for everything else it is great. January 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent saw I bought this saw to replace a 20 year old Craftsman at the beginning of a remodeling project. I replaced the blade with a 40 tooth Diablo carbide bit, and used it to crosscut, rip and bevel maple cabinets & trim with ease. Since my walls were not plum or square, I had to rip trim pieces from an 8' length from 3/4" down to 1/16" and the saw performed perfectly. The saw is lightweight, maneuverable and relatively quiet. It was set up square and true out of the box. It also comes with a carrying case. It redirects the sawdust very well. The only complaint I have is that the sawdust exhaust port is not adjustable for left handed cuts, but this is a minor inconvenience. April 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reviews are right on target. This saw is everything the previous reviewers said. It is very lightweight, but works great. It is perfect for ripping panels as it is easy to control and guide along a straightedge. It is also pretty quiet. It does throw up a bit of saw dust, but that is not much of a problem. December 7, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw, notch in base makes it easy to follow a line and it keeps dust out of the way. I find that it has loads of power. Blade is great, will replace in kind when it gets dull. The model i have has a light to illuminate the line. I think this is MUCH more useful than a blurry lazer line. December 4, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw Haven't had any issues with it. Makes good, straight cuts. December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great saw and half the weight I would recommend this saw to everyone,best light weight saw out there and still powerfull enough to rip too November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I get a good deal lightweight and powerfully.Makina knows how make professional tools besides looks very nice January 14, 2012
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