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Makita 5008MGA
7.7 out of 10

Makita 5008MGA

8-1/4“ Magnesium Circular Saw with L.E.D. Lights Largest Cutting Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Makita 5008MGA

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Overall 10
10

excellent tool

Daniel Starck, Amazon
19 June 2013
  • Summary: I found myself with a lot of 3 inch thick material, so looked for a saw capable of sawing it in one pass. This saw seemed promising. It's wonderful! It has a nice heavy base plate (not some whimpy stamped thing), cuts a full 3inch deep, marked adjustments for depth, bevel cuts to 50 degrees (with...
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Overall 8
8.0

pretty damn good!

Yoga Guy, Amazon
3 June 2013
  • Summary: works great! only trouble has been when cutting 1 1/2" tatami mats it warmed up enough to trip the breaker a couple times per pass. but then again my previous saw wasn't even capable of making these cuts.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too much play in the baseplate and blade wobble.

Reinis Kanders, Amazon
3 June 2013
  • Summary: Too much play in the baseplate. Had to shim it with aluminum tape and even then there still was some play. I am using the saw as a tracksaw and it was hard to get 90 degree edges while cutting 2 in material. Also blade wobbles more than I like.
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Overall 4
4.0

nice saw but must have received the "bad one"

Glen S., Amazon
15 May 2013
  • Summary: I really like the size and features of the Makita 5008MGA 8-1/4" circular saw but I must have received the one bad one. On the second use, the "C.S.N. BOLT" - tightens the saw after you adjust the depth - broke. I extracted the bolt and could clearly see the wide flat end had simply torn off.
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Overall 10
10

great saw

K. Hill, Amazon
12 May 2013
  • Summary: Very sturdy, dependable, powerful saw. Got me through a greenhouse add-on to my house. Way better than any saw I've previously owned.
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Overall 10
10

Makita is super

Ben Tover, Amazon
10 May 2013
  • Summary: I have become very fond of Makita. I had dewalt and they just are not Makita. It is like Ford, Chevy, Dodge compared to Honda. They may all get the job done but without the refinement and quality of the Japanese brand.
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Overall 10
10

Handy!

rwssi, Amazon
8 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this saw to cut through thicker lumber. But after using it and liking the weight to power, my carpwnters have started using it all the time instead of the 7 1/4" Makita. Great power. Not too heavy.
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Overall 10
10

Deeper cutting requirements

David L. Hohenwarter, Amazon
8 May 2013
  • Summary: This saw with an eight and a quarter inch blade in it, will cut a full 3 inches deep. I also love the electric brake. Stops the blade as soon as you let go of the trigger. Very happy with this saw.
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Overall 10
10

One awesome saw

RPB, Amazon
3 May 2013
  • Summary: Tip Top. A great saw with lots of power and the cut depth to do a 6x6 in two passes. Shipped very well and rec'd timely delivery of product as described.
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Overall 10
10

Great saw

jeff cowan, Amazon
3 May 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this saw to cut icf forms with metal studs and it is a very powerful and capable saw.I would recommend it
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