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Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail

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Get precise, accurate cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish, without the table saw. Makita's SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw delivers smooth, straight cuts. When you combine it with the 55 in. guide rail system, constructed with anodized aluminum, the saw and rail system work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out. The saw combines a powerful 12 amp motor and a large cutting capacity with magnesium components for less weight and electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load for smooth cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish.
Features:
  • Delivers A Splinter-Free Mirror Finish
  • Included 55 in. guide rail system interacts with the saw base to provide smooth, perfect, dead-on straight or bevel cutting
  • Powerful 12.0 Amp motor for optimum performance in a wide variety of materials
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed uder load for smooth cutting
  • Large cutting capacity (2-3/16 in. at 90 degrees and 1-9/16 in. at 45 degrees)
  • Smooth and convenient plunge release lever for operator comfort
Includes:
  • 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw - SP6000J1
  • Hex Blade Wrench - 783203-8
  • 55 in. Guide Rail - 194365-5
  • Stackable Tool Case

Specifications

Length: 13.375 in.
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Amperage: 12
Arbor Size: 13/16 in.
Blade Diameter: 6-1/2 in.
Blade Position: Right
Depth of Cut at 90 Degrees: 2-3/16 in.
RPM: 2,000 - 5,200
Voltage: 120V

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (21)
Pros
Easy To Use (20)
Powerful (11)
Value (7)
Ergonomic Design (3)
Cons
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (5)
Small Projects (4)
Large Projects (3)
Jobsite (3)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Great saw, a lot of power, very accurate
March 23, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Makes working along much easier
First let me start off by saying I am not a contractor nor a skilled tradesman, but a guy that likes to tinker around in his garage with woodworking. This saw is perfect for the breaking down sheet goods, way easier than taking it through the table saw. However if you plan to just cross cut dimensional lumber or rough lumber I would stick to the miter saw.

Because I do mostly woodworking, I am super anal when it comes to making sure my cuts are dead on and even though I have used the adjustments I'm never really assured that the cuts are at the exact angles I need.

Would also be nice if Makita offered a shorter track for the saw.
July 25, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Great Saw, Guide Rails not flat or square!
The saw itself is absolutely wonderful. I've used the Festool tracksaw for years and I really don't see a difference in the end result. The included blade leaves a smooth flat finish with no tearout and no teeth marks. The soft-start mimics the Festool almost exactly. The electric brake stops the saw very quickly. The adjustments to snug the saw to the track are great and leave no play with a smooth slide. All other adjustments feel secure and solid. I haven't used the dust collection so I can't speak to that.

Now for the guide rails/tracks. I ordered an extra 55" guide rail, that one was flat and straight but the ends weren't square and looked like they were cut with a jig saw. The track that came with the saw was straight but the middle would stand off a flat work piece 2 1/2". That's A LOT of bend to that track, although the weight of the saw was enough to push it back down to the work piece with ease. a simple jig, a few clamps and a day later it's pretty flat. The short ends on this piece were also not square and had rough cuts on them.

To fix this I put a general purpose 7 1/4" blade in my 10" SCMS (miter saw) to slow the speed and clamped the track to the saw table. With a slow cut and a little WD40 I now have two square ends to line up the tacks. Mind you my SCMS is calibrated to within .002" so this worked for me. It would have cost me $95 to have the ends machined to a perfect 90 deg. I couldn't justify this cost.

For the difference in price between the Festool and the Makita Guide Rails I'd say it was worth my time to fix the tracks. I can't say that I understand why Makita dropped the ball on QC of the Guide Rails, as the only have one purpose, TO MAKE A STRAIGHT CUT! The profile of the short ends line up perfectly on my two pieces, guess I got lucky. Also the connector bars (to attach the two tracks) are sold individually. You will need two of these if you want a secure attachment. All in all I'm happy with this saw and recommend it to anyone looking not to spend the Festool or DeWalt price tag. Other than the guide rails needing a little tune up I can't see why anyone would need to spend more on a track saw other than bragging rights.
March 3, 2017
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Jobsite
Very well built and thought out. Would have preferred imperial measurements, but I Pac to glue a metric conversion chart on the saw to get by.
November 25, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Lightweight
Awesome, much quieter then expected and very little dust. I was afraid that you would need the clamps but I have not needed them yet as the track sticks to the board. Only thing I would change is to have a detachable power chord.
October 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Great saw!
Fast shippers!! The saw cuts flawlessly. A must for anyone trying to cut long sheets.
October 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Value
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Great buy! Shipping was fast and tool works great. Half the price of other brands with features that are similar if not better than the rest. With the Makita name you know it will last a long time. I've used Makita for years and every tool never fails to impress!
October 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Life Changing Tool
I had to build 8 cabinets in 2 weeks. Being retired and no longer having my cabinet shop, my sliding table saw and being older, cutting up 3/4" prefinished birch plywood is a challenge. Enter the Makita Track Saw... piece of cake! Perfect cuts every time. If your building furniture and cabinets and working alone, you need this saw.
Ready to Cut
Load 2
Load 1
Pre-load
October 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Makita track saw...awesome!!!
The saw is excellent, well worth the money. The blade it comes with is great for ripping plywood but needs a more aggressive blade for ripping thick hardwood. I put on a 14T Freud and it cuts great, no burning, and very minimal splintering.

Also, make sure the blade is set to 90 before making cuts. From the factory, mine was not.
August 13, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Great
Great product. Showed up and everything was fine / in excellent shape. Makes breaking down sheet goods super easy!
I love it!
July 22, 2016

Questions & Answers

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does the package come with clamps for the guide ?
carl a on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That unit does not include the guides.
Will this make a straight enough cut to join two boards together without the use of a jointer. I am looking for a great seam
Travis on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say not recommended but possible in theory. I love this saw but use it primarily for sheet goods. The cut is incredibly clean and straight but there are other factors to consider with your application. First your boards need to be wide enough for the guide to sit properly. Secondly lumber is not only crowned but usually cupped as well which will affect the performance of the guide depending on the severity. Your boards would need to be fully dressed clean with a planer to have a chance at getting a good cut. I have a jointer and planer so the track saw is not my option to accomplish this task so I have never tried
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Blade included?
Spencer on Dec 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This saw will include: (1) 6-1/2" 48T Carbide-Tipped Saw Blade (B-07353)
Will the Dewalt or Festool clamps work with the Makita rail?
Bob on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Dewalt clamps are compatible.
Has anyone cut corian with this saw? Thanks
A shopper on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I haven't, but at 15A, I would assume it's capable of if with a sharp blade and a little patients. I get a smoother cut with it than my table saw.

Hope that helps, ECC 9:10
Do you have retail outlets?? If so where?
David H on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do not have any retail store fronts at this time.
Once you have made a miter cut, does this affect the splinter guard when you go back and make a 90 degree cut? In other words will the splinter guard still make splinter free flush cuts or will the splinter guard be cut at an angle making it not sit flat against the wood?
Javier on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does not affect the splinter guard after a cut.
Do you sell the panel clamps for Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw?
Kevin on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No,please contact the Mfg for this information @ 1-800-462-5482.
can you put 2 tracks togather to extend the length?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2018
Is the saw compatible with the Kreg rip cut tracks?
Ron P on Nov 10, 2017

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The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

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If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

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  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
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