Lightweight (6.8 pounds) for increased maneuverability
Powerful 8.0 amp Makita motor for fast cutting action
Electric brake for maximum productivity
Lock-off button helps prevent accidental starts
Powerful 8.0 AMP motor for fast cutting action
Blade-left design improves visibility of cutting line
Lightweight (6.2 lbs.) for increased maneuverability
Shaft lock for fast blade change
18T Carbide Tipped Blade (792335-0)
Rip Fence (164095-8)
Socket Wrench (782209-3)
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I have used many different circular saws and have a Bosch 7-1/4" contractors saw. It is a real workhorse, but is heavy. I have also used the old Rockwell trim saw, similar to the Porter Cable trim saw which has many reviews both pro and con. These little saws are lightweight and easy to use, but they lack power. The Makita 5005BA has plenty of power, is lightweight, the blade is on the left side, so it is easy to see your cut if you are right handed. And, unlike the old Rockwell or the new Porter Cable trim saws, the Makita 5005BA will cut a 2 x 4 with its 1-3/4" depth of cut. I bought a Makita plywood blade (as this is the main use for this saw) and it cuts a nice smooth splinter-free cut. The brake is an excellent safety feature. The blades are easy to find and buy. I spent several hours researching a lightweight circular saw. This one is the best I could find for the price.
I've owned my 5005 for a little over 25 years. I used it professionally for nine of those years. Since then I have made quite a bit of our furniture, remodeled 3 homes, built furniture for both of my sons. Using it last night I finally heard the bearings complaining, big surprise after only 25 years! It's a great tool and when used as designed, leaves a perfect cut. I'll get my old one repaired, but I'm buying a new one to give to one of the boys.
Ive been doing serious projects on boats, houses for 15 years, this saw is perfect for over your head tight places or just cutting on your work bench. I have a skill worm 77, a makita 8 inch saw, when I open my tool drawer I reach for my makita 5 1/2 inch saw.
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