The Makita Corporation was born in 1915 when they began selling and repairing such things as motors, transformers, and lighting equipment. Fifty-four years later, the company birthed a battery-operated drill, and has continued to introduce new power tools throughout the years, including the first lithium-ion battery tool that was introduced in 2005.
Now, over 100 years later, Makita still holds strong and true to the quality products they are known for. Here is our Makita track saw review.
Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw with Guide Rail and Connector Kit
The Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw is just another one of Makita’s historical inventions.
This saw is a must have for tackling all your projects, from building the back deck, to putting up a fence, this tool will slice right through that wood, and it will leave smooth, clean edges every time.
When it comes to power, this saw positively performs with a 12-Amp motor, and provides a control dial of various speeds. Some users have said that it produces super power when cutting a 3/4- inch piece of plywood, or a 6/4-inch piece of solid timber, but it lacks the speed on hardwood pieces. However, the finished product is still the same smooth, piece of wood, no matter what size or thickness has been cut.
One feature that is a plus to this tool is the dust collector. Although it is used when paired to a shop vac, it does the job, but some have said that the open side hole can defeat the purpose when it comes to collecting the dust.
Makita could improve the length of the short cord by adding another three feet, and the plastic upper parts on the saw are a concern to some, because it appears it could break easily if dropped.
It seems that one of the favorite parts to this tool is the guide edge, and most people say that there is no need to use clamps, because the rubber that is attached to the bottom will hold it in place with ease.
Everyone says the same positive thing about the saw being on point when it comes to accuracy, and they also say that it is quiet when you compare it to some of the other saws on the market.
Although it comes with a high quality, 48-tooth, carbide-tipped saw blade that consumers appreciate, they have expressed disappointment in the guide rail, saying that it measures in millimeters instead of inches, and the two rails do not connect as smoothly as expected.
Overall, the pros outweigh the cons on this tool. Everyone agrees that the saw is easy to use and it is the perfect size. The weight is light enough to carry the saw to the work, and it is powerful, sturdy, and very accurate.
Makita generously offers a one-year warranty with this saw, and with the exceptional customer service they deliver, you can be reassured that they stand behind their name.
After 100 years in the business, Makita continues to impress with their quality tools and equipment.
Are you still not sure if this is the right circular saw for your needs? The following is a comparison of the pros and cons that other consumers just like you have affirmed:
|On point accuracy||Depth gauge measures in millimeters|
|User friendly||Cord is too short|
|You do not have to use clamps||Rails do not connect smoothly|
|Low dust with blower that hooks into vacuum||Soft start feature is delicate and slow|
|Runs quiet||Possible breakage of upper plastic parts|
Let’s look at a shortened version of the Makita track saw review:
- 12.0 AMP motor that provides excellent power with the ability to cut through a variety of materials
- Perfect accuracy that conveys a smooth, splinter free product every time
- Accommodates a large cutting area
- Soft start feature for a smooth start-up
- Electronic speed control that helps to maintain continuous speed under the load to assure a smooth finish
- Connector kit that permits for a longer rail system
- Easy-set depth adjustment with a large scale
- Close to the wall cutting capability
- Built-in current limiter
- Variable speed control dial
- Bevel capacity is 48
- Right side blade location
- Keyed blade change
- Maximum speed of 5200 rpm’s
The Kit Includes: a one-year warranty, guide rail, and a guide rail connector kit
As you can see, this saw offers everything you will need to complete any job, large or small, with a finished product that will outshine them all.
With a price that is right, and a near perfect rating, Makita did it right once again!
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