Built-in chip controls current, voltage and temperature
Built-in fan cools the battery for faster charging
out of 208 reviews
93% recommend this product
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Jun 9, 2021
What a beautiful saw!
The build quality was amazing. Sadly, I meant to order the 12" version and accidentally ordered this instead. HD accepted the return without any drama as I had not used the saw at all. However, my experience on the 12" model has left me speechless. It was mostly perfect out of the box. I just needed to adjust a couple of things for calibration. I also did not realize how much of a positive difference the lack of a wire would mean.
this is a well-balanced tool and superior to the single battery model which I already owned. Wou...
this is a well-balanced tool and superior to the single battery model which I already owned. Would love to see a metal shoe instead of plastic the depth and angle adjustment are easily accessed. I do like the rafter hook.
Makita really went above and beyond when they designed this beast. Fist off, it's buikt like a ta...
Makita really went above and beyond when they designed this beast. Fist off, it's buikt like a tank. Everything is made from magnesium and cast aluminum except the casing, sobit will take a lot of abuse.
It comes with a 24 tooth blade that rips wood like nothing at all. The cuts are always smooth and straight. The added weight of this saw really helps you control it well when cutting.
The seph adjustment is easy to adjust, but I really love the bevel adjustments on this saw. They added a secondary positive stop knobs that allows you to automatically stop at 22.5 degrees or 45 degrees without needing to look at the marks every time.
It needs to run off of two batteries at the same time, but the 5.0 last a very long time. It even has double battery indicator lights on the top of the saw to show you how much more juice you still have.
As for the rear handle, I like these much better than the did wonders as the are more comfortable to use, and are not as wide.
I will say that there is a slower build up of power going to the blade than what you would find in an electric saw, but only takes a second to get the full rpm up. This even has a self adjusting motor that will increase power on its own when needed. This should help you save on battery usage.
There were a few things that really got to me about this buy. The first is that they give you no bag to keep this in. Makita is usually good about this, but not this time. Another is the saw can take an edge guide, but again Makita did not include it (really Makita??) And the third is there is no place in the saw to store the blade removal wrench. Many other saws, especially in this range has an onboard wrench storage slot.
Other than Makita cheating out a bit on accessories, the saw is just plain awesome.
Works like it says it would. I have 6 battery's...
Works like it says it would. I have 6 battery's so it gets used constantly.
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Jun 10, 2021
Jun 9, 2021
This is my second one of these saws. The only difference is the first one was the earlier version...
This is my second one of these saws. The only difference is the first one was the earlier version with no Bluetooth AWS feature. Having the Makita AWS vacuum makes for a much cleaner work area, and worth the cost. I can run this saw all day on a pair of 5.0 batteries. We have been switching over to 6.0 as we go, they last even longer. Saw is well built, and once setup stays true. We use this daily, all day long with no issues