Summary: Fitted a fine 48tooth Bosch crosscut blade to cut 3 inch oak, the result was surprisingly clean and accurate. There is no soft start but the cut is pretty smooth. Impressed so far, hopefully the reliability will be up to the Makita standard.
Summary: Having had most of the diy brands before I decided to treat myself to a proper 110v saw, I wasn't disappointed with this Makita. Quiet yet powerful and an effortless cut in everything from t&g to worktops (gives a clean cut in worktops if you cut them upside down). The blade that's included cuts very well too. My only criticism would be the slightly flimsy rip fence. Thoroughly recommended.
Summary: Not used it loads yet but works very well on long board runs etc. Does need a guide tho as will twist easily. Worth checking the bed for accuracy mine arrived with marks all lined up but was out of true, so now has new zero degree marks.
Summary: Nice saw, good, crisp, accurate cuts, one thing I would say is that the quick release depth adjustment can be a bit tight and when you release it you end up catching your skin on the metal blade housing, But overall an excellent little saw!!!!
Summary: Just bought this saw and ive only used it to do 3 cuts ,taking 10mm off each side of a moulded door and 10mm off the bottom. first cut down one side went all over the place....reason?....the rip fence is a total load of rubbish!.... for one thing its only about 40mm long so it hasnt got a chance to hold and stabilise the saw properly(my dads b&d saw that was about 50quid has a better fence than this and is more accurate) secondly theres too much movement once its...
Summary: " Well constructed, solid piece of kit as you would expect from Makita, well balanced, low vibration, not too noisy with plenty of power to rip through panels. The supplied guide fence is a bit on the small side, and doesn't get very close to the blade, so for most jobs you will need to use a straight edge clamped to the workpiece. Good storage case with space for a spare blade.