Makita 15-Amp 8-1/4 in. Magnesium Circular Saw-5008MGA at The Home Depot
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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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$202.00 / each
  • 1-year warranty on tool
  • Built-in dust blower clears the line for greater accuracy
  • Comfortable rubber grip on handle
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,GU,HI,PR,VI


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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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Amperage (amps)  15  Assembled Depth (in.)  13.125 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  10.875 in  Assembled Width (in.)  9.562 in 
Bevel Capacity  50  Blade Diameter  8.25 in 
Blade Location  Right  Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed 
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  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.  2.25 in  Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.  3.0 in 
Maximum Speed (rpm)  5200  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Depth (in.)  18.11 in  Product Height (in.)  13.58 in 
Product Weight (lb.)  11.4 lb  Product Width (in.)  12.6 in 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Spindle Lock  Yes 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
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 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 1 out of 5 by 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. January 27, 2012
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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