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.
Summary: This is the second one I have had (dropped the last one off scaffolding and although it is still working, the plate is a bit twisted so doesn't cut a true square edge) A great saw with very smooth cut even when cutting several 22mm boards at once. Would highly recommend!
Summary: Great saw well built and works very well on a range of materials. The blade included is ok for rough cutting but a finer one is needed for use with higher quality materials. The fence is poor and lacks accuracy needed for precision work. Overall, a good product.
Summary: I am renovating an old house that requires a considerable amount of cutting large sheets of MDF, hardwood and softwood. I have in the past purchased Bosch and other branded power tools, all of which have failed at various points in the short life. I converted to Makita recently starting with their awesome hammer/chisel drill that powered through 2ft thick walls like a razor through butter. The decision to buy the Makita 5704RK was proven correct.
Summary: Bought this as the first 240 circular saw that I have ever owned, normally have just used my Makita cordless circular saw up until now. Honestly don't know how i never bought one before. Has great power, weighted well, brilliant dust extract feature, had mine working in conjunction with my Earlex hoover and it was fantastic at pulling all the swarf up.