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Makita 5007NBK - 7-1/4" Circular Saw Top Tool Pick

"We have chosen the Makita 5007NBK as our top Circular Saw for it's usability, comfort, options, quality, and price to performance ratio. "

Circular Saw Top Tool Pick Review

HIW Rating: our rating 10

We really like this saw!  I have owned three of these over the past 15 years and only one purchase was associated with product failure.  That is if you want to classify dropping the Makita 5007NB  from a second-story roof onto a concrete driveway failure!

I reserve one of these saws for cutting sheet goods on-site teamed with a Griset G3578 50" Tru-Grip Guide and a Tru-Grip FT8TS 8' Guide.  With this setup you can cut hardwood veneered sheet goods with the accuracy of a table-saw. When using one of these guides you will need to set the guide 5-1/8" to the left of your desired cutting position on the Makita 5007NB.

Tip: If you are doing a lot of sheet good cutting, spray a little WD40 on the baseplate of the Makita 5007NB and on the edge of your guide every once in awhile and you won't believe the amount of friction that is reduced.

The other Makita 5007NB is used for rough-in type cutting.  Whether you are cutting douglas fir stair stringers or 2"x12" treated lumber these saws do not bog down.  The motors and bearings seem to last forever and the weight and comfortable grip along with it's well balanced design allows you to cut all day without fatigue. You will also appreciate the flexible rubber cord.  This is a saw that both professionals and do-it-yourself enthusiasts will come to appreciate. 

If you don't need all the power of the Makita 5007NB and would prefer a lighter solution - take a look at the Makita 5740NB!

Makita 5007NBK Features
  • Heavy gauge aluminum wraparound base ensures stable support
  • Shaft lock for easy blade replacement
  • Heavy duty 13 AMP motor for continuous operation
  • Ball bearing construction
  • AC/DC switch for use with alternative power sources
  • Includes special "thin rim" carbide blade
  • Includes plastic tool case for convenient storage
 Makita 5007NBK Standard Equipment
  • Carbide tipped blade (A-90009)
  • Wrench #13 (781203-2)
  • Rip Fence (164095-8)
  • Plastic tool case (824409-0)

Makita 5007NBK Specifications
  • Blade diameter 7-1/4"
  • Arbor 5/8"
  • Max. cutting capacities: at 90 2-3/8" at 45 1-3/4"
  • No load speed 5,800 RPM
  • Watts out 2,100
  • AMPS (115V) 13.0
  • Overall length 11-5/8"


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