The 9 best Makita circular saws

*Editor’s Review of the Best. Selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and does not constitute a buying guide. It is necessary to consult with a specialist before purchase.

Circular saw is a popular tool at home and in the construction industry. Many Russian consumers prefer the Makita tool. In the catalog of the well-known manufacturer there is a wide range of professional and home models. They differ both in cost and technical characteristics. The recommendations of our experts will help potential buyers to make the right choice.

Tips for choosing a circular saw

Type of power. All electric circular saws can be divided into two groups.

  1. Networked models are the most popular tool. Their only disadvantage is that they are tied to the mains 220 V. Among the variety of saws you can find both powerful products, and convenient compact devices.
  2. If you have to work away from the outlet, it is worth stopping at cordless saws. Although the duration of the action will be limited, a spare battery can help.

Power. One of the main technical parameters of the circular saw is power. This parameter depends on the nature of the work to be done.

  1. If you need a circular saw for cutting boards or bars to length, you can choose inexpensive models with power up to 1500 watts.
  2. Longitudinal sawing of thick workpieces places heavy strain on the tool. The most powerful models (1500-2500 W) can successfully withstand it.

Operating frequency of the disc.Every saw has a maximum speed that the motor can produce. The higher the RPM, the more productive the saw is considered to be. Moreover, a cleaner cut is obtained when working at high speed. Hard materials are easier to cut at higher speeds. At home the frequency limit can range from 1500 to 4000 rpm. Professionals often require a high-speed tool with a maximum speed of over 5,000 rpm.

Cutting depth. Another important parameter for buyers to pay attention to is the depth of cut. This indicator essentially limits the thickness of the bar that can be machined. Household saws have a cutting depth of 40-55 mm, medium – 55-65 mm, and large – from 65 to 100 mm.

Circle diameter. In many ways, the depth of cut depends on the diameter of the cutting disc. But as the size of the tool increases, so does the motor power and weight of the tool. You therefore need to find the golden mean by assessing the amount of work to be done.

Tilt angle. Many Makita circular saws are equipped with a pivoting cutting part. This design allows a comfortable and accurate execution of oblique cuts. Swivel angle is normally in the 40-55 degree range.

Additional options. Circular saws are equipped with a number of useful options.

  1. Soft start gently turns on the motor by reducing the amount of current.
  2. Work area lighting allows you to work in poor visibility conditions.
  3. Engine brake saves the user time by stopping the disc rotation immediately. It allows you to immediately put the tool aside.
  4. Spindle lock for fast tool changes.
  5. The vacuum cleaner adapter allows you to work indoors leaving behind less sawdust.

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  • We have reviewed 9 of the best Makita circular saws. All models are widely available in Russian shops. When assigning the places, expertology magazine editors relied on expert opinion, taking into account the reviews of domestic users.

    Rating of the best Makita circular saws

    Ratingplaceproduct nameprice
    The best Makita chain saws1Makita HS060017 682€
    2Makita SP600017 081€
    3Makita 5477NB9 810€
    4Makita 5008MG8 415€
    5Makita HS61009 359€
    6Makita HS76016 936€
    Best Makita cordless circular saws1Makita DHS710Z12 002€
    2Makita HS301DWME10 823€
    3Makita DSS610Z9 879€

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    Makita offers a rich selection of circular saws in the mains segment. Powerful professional-grade tools and lightweight household appliances. The experts liked the following products.

    Makita HS0600

    Rating: 4.9

    Makita HS0600

    The Makita HS0600 Circular Saw has the maximum cutting depth (101 mm). The model is the winner of our review for its high power (2000W), the ability to mount a large blade (up to 270mm). Cutting tools must be selected taking into account the seating hole (30 mm). Experts consider the tool to be the optimal choice for stationary installation in a workshop with infrequent moving around. This is due to the high weight of the saw (6.9 kg). Cutting edge angle is 50 degrees, so you can make quality bevel cuts. The manufacturer has included the option of attaching a vacuum cleaner to the tool.

    Domestic users have no complaints about reliability, build quality and durability. The disadvantages are the high price and heavy weight.

    Advantages

    • High-quality assembly;
    • deep-cutting;
    • high power;
    • reliability.

    Disadvantages

    • high price;
    • high weight.

    Makita SP6000

    Rating: 4.8

    Makita SP6000

    The Makita HS0600 circular saw has a full set of modern features. Experts praised the model for its soft start, electronic motor protection, motor brake, the ability to connect a vacuum cleaner. Low power (1300 W) is compensated by high speed of disk rotation (5200 rpm). The product weighs 4.1 kg, which is less than some competitors. Maximum cutting depth is 56 mm, blade diameter is limited to 165 mm. Turning of the equipment is carried out at an angle of 48 degrees. The model wins the silver of our review.

    Masters of woodworking appreciated the reliability, smooth cutting, rich functionality. The drawback of the saw is the loud noise and the lack of markings on the limiting guide.

    Advantages

    • high-quality assembly;
    • the rich functionality;
    • smooth cut;
    • low weight.

    Disadvantages

    • noisiness;
    • No marking on the stop guide.

    Makita 5477NB

    Rating: 4.7

    MAKITA 5477NB

    The powerful Makita 5477NB circular saw is available at an affordable price. As a tooling it is possible to use a cutting disc with a diameter of up to 185 mm with a planting hole of 30 mm. Cutting depth is 60 mm. The manufacturer installed an 1800-watt electric motor with a rotation speed of up to 4,500 rpm. Working part can be rotated by 51 degrees. According to experts, the developers have spared on the functionality. From the modern options is only a spindle lock. The tool takes third place in this review for its simplicity and reliability.

    Users speak flatteringly of its power, affordability, unpretentiousness and ease of use. Owners lack soft start, the disadvantage is also considered a big weight (6.5 kg).

    Advantages

    • affordable price;
    • high power output;
    • easy-to-use;
    • unpretentiousness.

    Disadvantages

    • few modern features;
    • great weight.

    Makita 5008MG

    Rating: 4.7

    Makita 5008MG

    The Makita 5008MG circular saw is in high demand on the domestic market. Experts explain the popularity of the model by its high power (1800 rpm), high disk speed (5200 rpm), the presence of a working area light. The high-quality assembly, absence of backlash, should be recorded as an asset. It is possible to mount circular saw blades with diameter of up to 210 mm and a drive diameter of 30 mm on the tool shaft. The cutting part can be rotated by 50 degrees. The long, softly braided cord deserves special praise, it is neatly folded in rings.

    Domestic consumers praise the saw for its good power, effective backlighting of the working area, molded base, pleasant design. The disadvantages of the model are considered to be noisy operation, bad parallel stop.

    Advantages

    • good power;
    • rapidity;
    • soft long cord;
    • casted base.

    Disadvantages

    • noisy operation;
    • bad parallel stop.

    Makita HS6100

    Rating: 4.6

    MAKITA HS6100

    The Makita HS6100 is the optimal choice for work with small cutting discs. The model is equipped with a low-power motor (1100 W), but due to the high rotational speed (5500 rpm) the tool shows good performance. The maximum disc diameter is limited to 165 mm and is capable of making cuts up to 55 mm deep. Experts praised the low weight of the saw (3.7 kg), the ability to connect to a vacuum cleaner. The cutting part can be rotated by 50 degrees. The accurate adjustment in all directions should be noted as an asset of the tool.

    The strengths of the circular saw, according to users, are the quiet operation, effective blowing of sawdust from the soleplate, convenience in work. From the disadvantages they point out poor functionality and insufficient motor power.

    Advantages

    • lightness
    • convenience in operation;
    • quiet operation;
    • effective blow-off of sawdust.

    Disadvantages

    • poor equipment;
    • low-power motor.

    Makita HS7601

    Rating: 4.5

    Makita HS7601

    The Makita HS7601 circular saw has the highest number of reviews on NM. Experts like the model for its low price and maintainability. It is possible to change the brushes by yourself, thanks to the clever design of the device. The tool is powered by a small electric motor (1200 W), which spins the blade to a speed of 5200 rpm. Maximum tool diameter of 190 mm, which allows you to make cuts up to 66 mm deep. The spindle lock, motor brake and the possibility of connecting a vacuum cleaner are worthy of praise.

    the owners of the saw appreciate the firm base, the absence of backlash, the good blow-off of sawdust, the affordable price. Minuses of the model is considered a short cord and short-lived gear bearing.

    Advantages

    • low price;
    • brushes are easy to change;
    • good equipment;
    • tough soleplate.

    Disadvantages

    • short cord;
    • Short-lived gear bearing.

    The best cordless circular saws Makita

    Maximum mobility gives the operator a cordless saw. It comes in handy when you need to work away from the mains. Specialists appreciated the three Makita models.

    Makita DHS710Z

    Rating: 4.9

    MAKITA DHS710Z

    If you need to make deep cuts (up to 66 mm), experts recommend paying attention to Makita DHS710Z cordless saw. Cutting discs of 190 mm diameter and 30 mm pitch hole can be mounted on the shaft. The 50-degree swivel cutting part extends the capabilities of the tool. The motor accelerates the tool up to 4600 rpm. A 4 Ah, 18 V battery is used as a power source. Options include electronic safety and motor brakes. The model wins the gold in our review.

    Users liked the excellent balance, the deep kerf, the comfortable positioning of the saw blade. The minus is considered a high price and high weight (4.7 kg). Some models do not have an adapter for vacuum cleaner connection.

    Advantages

    • deep-cutting;
    • excellent balancing;
    • ease of operation;
    • reliability.

    Disadvantages

    • high price;
    • high weight.

    Makita HS301DWME

    Rating: 4.7

    Makita HS301DWME

    The maximum level of mobility provides the operator with a Makita HS301DWME circular saw. The model stands out against competitors low weight (1.6 kg), which allows you to hold the tool with one hand for a long time. Experts praised the product for its soft start, which makes starting the device soft and safe. Battery with 4 Ah capacity and 10.8 V as a power source. Low power requirement does not allow for disc diameters larger than 85 mm. The fitting hole in the tooling must be 15 mm, and the angle of inclination is 45 degrees.

    The silver position in the review is due to the small cutting depth (26 mm), which limits the scope of application. Most of the flattering words are expressed by users regarding the mobility and lightness of the device.

    Advantages

    • lightness;
    • compactness;
    • brushless motor;
    • soft start.

    Disadvantages

    • shallow cutting depth;
    • No depth of cut ruler.

    Makita DSS610Z

    Rating: 4.5

    MAKITA DSS610Z

    Reasonable price and good cutting depth (57 mm) let the Makita DSS610Z circular saw take third place in our review. Cutting part turns by 45 degrees, the role of equipment plays a saw blade with diameter of 165 mm (planting hole 20 mm). The motor power is 360 W, it spins the tool at 3700 rpm. Powered by a 18-volt lithium-ion battery. Backlight, motor brake, spindle lock, and the ability to connect a vacuum cleaner can be added to the saw.

    Users consider the tool unbreakable. From the disadvantages they point out the lack of complete battery and charger. The battery drains quickly if you are working actively.

    Advantages

    • Quality blade included;
    • illumination;
    • durability;
    • Good equipment.

    Disadvantages

    • No battery and no battery charger;
    • Faster battery life.
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