Summary: One reviewer stated the motor burnt out whilst cutting 50mm x 150mm material at 45 degree angle... The specs of this machine clearly state max cut at 45 degrees is 40mm so hardly surprising the machine suffered... You know what they say about blaming your tools... there are times when it appears true... I find the makita 18v range great tools comfy in use and good at what they are specced to do...
Summary: Just used it to build a gate and found it easy to rip and cut bevels. Sturdy sole plate, easy to set angle and depth Pros: Low vibration smooth, Easy To Use, Safety Features, Good Design, Accurate Best Uses: Outside, Small Jobs, Inside I would describe myself as: 'Professional'
Summary: "Rapid shaping of plywood pieces. Easy and accurate to drive Pros: Safety Features, Quality Materials, Easy To Use, Durable, Good Design Best Uses: Small Jobs, Inside, Outside I would describe myself as: 'Professional'"
Summary: This is one elegant tool. It really saved me a lot of time and money when I used it on a particular job where there was no electric available. This baby ripped through roofing 1x12's like a hot knife through butter. The design is well thought out and although some people do not like the safety button, I think it will probably save someone a huge hospital bill. My only suggestion to anyone contemplating buying this tool is to buy a Freud blade.
Summary: Not found any reason to not like it. glides through timber from softwood 3x2 to solid oak doors. my new favorite tool ! Pros: Good Design, Safety Features, Quality Materials, Easy To Use, Durable Cons: None Best Uses: Outside, Cuts through any oak, Inside, Big Jobs, Flies through 25mm ply, Small Jobs I would describe myself as: 'Professional'
Summary: This product is very handy for my home repair projects. As with all Makita Tools it is light weight but very sturdy. I am very satisfied with the saw at a great price. Pros: Powerful, Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Safe Best Uses: Home Improvement, Gifts I would describe myself as: 'Casual Do-It-Yourselfer'
Summary: Great gift, was not sure what to order, but turned out to be perfect. He loves the fact that it is cordless and takes the Makita batteries that he already has. Pros: Powerful, Great Blade, Good Design, Easy To Use, Safe Best Uses: Gifts, Home Improvement I would describe myself as: 'Professional'
Summary: We use the 2 cordless Makita saws for rough timber cuts as well as sheet material outdoors. With guidance it is possible to make accurate workpieces, but in inthe workshop we prefer sawmachine to do so Pros: Good Design, Easy To Use, Handy Best Uses: Big Jobs, Small Jobs, Outside, Inside I would describe myself as: 'Professional'