This plunge saw from Makita is supplied with 2 x 1.4m rails, connector and storage case for the saw.
Why buy a plunge saw? Simple, it will allow you to cut a very precise straight line with ease and this saw is so well built with many features for the most precise cut when ripping and crosscutting.
The rail guides the saw perfectly, the rail has an anti splinter strip for a clean cut and the anti slip stips mean you do not even have to clamp the rail on most surfaces but additional rail clamps are available if required. The saw can also plunge for cut-outs if required. Driven by a powerful 1,300W motor (overload protected) with constant electronics to maintain speed under load for a very smooth cut. A variable speed dial allows you to select correct speed for material being cut. With a wide cut range and clear setting it can cut up to 55mm depth and 39mm at 45°, a 2mm scoring cut can quickly be made before the full depth cut, height and angles (-1° - 48°) are simply set with thumb screws, with positive stops for -1°, 22.5° and 45°.
Supplied with 2 rails and connector that has a replaceable splinter guard, anti-slip strips on the underside and top running strips for a smooth glide, 48T TCT blade and Systainer storage case.
|Blade Diameter||165 mm|
|Bore Size||20 mm|
|Corded or Cordless||Corded|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg||39 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg||55 mm|
|Motor Power||1,300 W|
|Nett Weight||4.2 kg|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||102 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Sound Pressure Level [Uncertainty K]||91 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Speed||2,000 - 5,200 rpm|
|Spindle Lock||Standard Feature|
|Vibration Cutting Wood [Uncertainty K]||2.5 m/s² [1.5 m/s²]|
6 January 2018
It's better than the festool imo, although no maffelAs a kitchen fitter, I burnt the festool out, they are noisy and underpowered i feel. This makita for the cost, is better, well designed, lighter, more powerful and more ergonomic to my grip. It does all the festool can, the scribing function is perfect for laminate as well. The lack of riving knife isn't an issue, and I've never had a kickback, plunging sink cut outs ect. The rails grip well without clamps. The stock blades work well. Maffel is the best saw out there, but the rails slide without clamping. The Makita imo is runner up.
21 August 2017
A quality saw at a reasonable priceSome of the reviews on this site are so inaccurate. This saw does everything it should, it's not Festool price but as a professional I can't fault it, I install high end fitted furniture and as expected the finish has to be high quality. This saw gives that finish, all I can say is some individuals need to learn how to use power tools properly and not abuse them. Mikita products are value for money and care utterly reliable. My saw is six years old and is still going strong being used daily.
1 July 2017
Excellent, Accurate and Great ValueI was a little nervous buying this after reading a couple of negative reviews and because it lacks a riving knife. I'm also a big Festool fan.
14 April 2017
Very good track sawLike others there is a trade off between makes for the price paid. I've had my saw and guides for quite a few years with moderate use as I'm a table saw fan. Recently it has become used more and more with excellent results. Recently I had several sheets of 8x4 18mm MDF delivered which I could not carry on my own. With a few pallets I set up a temporary work area on my drive, dust is a big issue, coupling up to my Record shop vac I was very impressed with how much dust was collected (little clearing up). Using my home made parallel guides and Makita track, the saw is very accurate and produces excellent results. The combined effect of using this saw more is that my workshop is making room for a MFT type work surface, intention is to use the saw more not less! My Dewalt table saw produces a lot of air born dust, even when connected to my dust extractor.
12 August 2016
Buy the FestoolI used one of these Makita jobs on a site and was disappointed. Nowhere near the ease of use of my Festool, nor the clean cut. Depth stop is fiddly. Overall it didn't seem any better than my mate's Lidl saw at £50, except for the longer tracks.