Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Todd 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 5Â by SpikeTiger 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 5Â by SmilinJim 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 5Â by Mike 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 5Â by WoodButcher 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