Makita 5007F Circular Saw has a powerful 15Amps motor, which makes cutting through anything an easy job. It can produce a cleaner cut. The no-load RPM tops at 5,800. It also has a dust blower that helps to keep the surface clean: the built-in LED and flat baseplate help to improve the experience.
DesignMakita 5007F Circular Saw has a user-friendly design that makes using the tool much more comfortable. It has a flat base and a double insulated body and an aluminum wrap-around base. It has a lower guard design, which improves performance when making bevel cuts.
With a weight of 11.1 pounds, it is light. The dimensions are 14 x 10 x 11 inches making it both light and compact. The saw also has a built-in dust blower keeping the cutting area clean. But the dust blower produces a trail of dust. This can be an issue for some. Cleaning up after work can be troublesome. The saw comes with built-in LED lights. Two lights located on the saw helps to illuminate the surface. The well-balanced design is well regarded by many.
The saw has double insulation and heavy gauge aluminum wrap-around construction. A base plate is a machine engineered, providing a lot of stability while cutting. The base plate is made from aluminum. There is also another circular saw going by the name Makita 5007MG. This saw has a magnesium base plate. In the case of 5007F, the sturdy base plate helps protect the user while improving the durability.
The saw has a centrifugal fan and baffle system, which improves the cooling of the motor. The fan keeps the motor cool even when under heavy load.
As an added feature, the saw features an AC/DC switch. This helps you to choose between AC or DC power source. The ball bearing mechanism in the saw ensures a longer life span for the saw. The saw also offers easy blade replacement with a shaft lock that is accessible with ease. It also has an upper and lower blade guard. This helps to improve protection for the user.
Design-wise the saw offers an outstanding balance between design and performance. The ergonomic design provides a better grip and improved performance.
Makita 5007F is a compact saw offering excellent performance. Let’s look into the performance characters of the saw.
The saw has a 15 Amps inductive motor. For a compact saw, the engine is potent. The torque is delivered to the blade without stalling or chocking. This is an excellent feature as it will not cause hindrance to your work.
Without any loads, the blades can spin up to 5,800 RPM. But the saw is at a disadvantage. They do not have variable speed control. The 5,800 RPM is linear and cannot be changed. This can be an issue for many.
3. Cutting Capacity
Apart from standard cuts, it can also be used to make beveled cuts. At a 90 degree, it can cut to a depth of 2-3/8 inches. On a beveled angle of 45 degrees, it can cause cuts as deep as 1-3/4 inches. Such deep cutting capabilities are often much appreciated by woodworkers.
4. Dust Extraction
The saw has an inbuilt dust blower. It keeps a constant flow of air cleaning the cutting surface. Such a feature is often handy as it improves visibility. This enhances the cutting experience and the cut itself. But the blowing wind produces a trail of dust, which can be an inconvenience.
When you buy the saw, it comes with a 40-tooth carbide-tipped blade. The blade has a 7-1/4 inches in diameter. The blade is carbide tipped to offer a better cutting experience. This improves cutting speed and offers smoother cuts.
6. In-Built Lights
The saw comes with 2-built in LED lights. The lights improve surface illumination, which enhances accuracy.
7. Power Source
It accepts power via a cable. This is a small drawback as it decreases the portability to a great extent. The saw can accept both DC and Ac power source. It has a toggle switch with which you can switch between the power source.
The saw also lacks an electronic brake. An electronic brake helps to slow down the blade after releasing the trigger. This is an added safety feature found in many saws. But if you are careful, then it won’t be much of an issue. But do note it.
What’s There In The Box?
What are all the tools that you get when you buy Makita 5007F Circular Saw? Along with the saw, you also get an offset wrench and blade. The offset wrench is a wrench designed to remove and replace the saw blades. The blade that you get in the box is a 7-1/4-inch 24T framing blade. It has 40-carbide tipped teeth.
The price of the saw varies often. There were instances when the price dropped as low as $79. But in a typical instance, the price rests around $100. When compared to other products of similar capabilities, this is cheap. Circular saws with similar performance can cost upwards of $120. Such a drastic difference can mean a lot for buyers.
1. Does the saw come with the Makita original case?
No. The saw doesn’t come with a case.
2. Is the base plate durable?
Yes, it is. The machined base plate is super durable.
3. Does it come saw blades?
Yes. It comes with a 7-1/4-inch 24T framing blade.
4. Does the saw have adjustable depth?
Yes. The maximum depth is 2-3/8” deep at 90°, 1-3/4” deep at 45°
5. What is the difference between Makita 5007F and 5007MG?
The difference lies in the material used for making the base plate. In the case of Makita 5007F, it is aluminum. Makita 5007MG has a magnesium baseplate.
6. Does this saw come with a battery?
No. It is a corded saw.
7. Does this have an electric brake?
No, it doesn’t.
8. Does this saw have a variable speed control?
No. This saw lacks variable speed.
We can recommend the Makita 5007F Circular Saw to anyone looking for an affordable saw. It does not sacrifice the performance even though it has a compact size. It is also relatively light at 11.1 pounds. The 15Amps motor and a no-load speed of 5,800 RPM is superb for the asking price. It can cut deep and can make beveled up to 45 degrees.
But the lack of variable speed control which can be a let-down for many. Corded nature also makes maneuvering difficult along with a decreasing the portability. The saw also lacks an electric brake.