|Review by JMG||posted 07-05-2009 02:10 AM||11597 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
I was a cutman on a framing crew for about 7 years and I have used just about every major brand circular saw out there and the only thing that comes close to a magesium Makita saw is a regular Makita saw. No, I don’t work for Makita but this saw is the absolute best. At only 10 lbs, this bas boy has a powerful 15 amp motor that cuts anything in it’s path. This saw is capable of miter cuts 90 to 56 degrees with the flip of a lever. Remember those times trying to finish a job at about dark thirty and couldn’t see your cutline? This saw has an LED light that brightens up your line enabling you to cut in pitch black dark if needed. It also has a feature that blows the sawdust away from your cutline. The Makita 5007MGA is basically the same saw, only has an electric brake for you guys that like to wedge your guard up. Priced at 149.99, it is a little more expensive than the competition, but paired wit ha Diablo blade by Freud, the Magnesium Makita is definitely the best on the market. I highly reccomend this saw to anyone from a DIYer that cuts something once a month to a Pro that builds houses every day.