The Makita 5007MGA is designed for everyone from inexperienced home DIYers through to professional tradesmen with years of experience under their belt. For those less experienced it comes fitted with an electric brake to allow for better control of the power tool when in use. For the more experienced users it has lots of power, good cutting capabilities, and outstanding design.
Because the 5007MGA is well balanced and lightweight it is super manoeuvrable and easy to use. Both of these things help you to save time when working on a job. The cutting blade is spun with an abundance of power so it easily goes through a variety of woods and always leaves a clean and smooth finish.
It is capable of generating as much as 5,800 RPM of speed thanks to its 15 amp motor. It works to the standard 120 volts of power, and can be run from either the mains electricity in the home or from a portable generator on a work site.
Despite it being a circular saw that has a power cord, it is still convenient to use. One thing that makes life easier is its inclusion of positive bevel stops, which can be used to quickly create beveled angles. Despite the circular saw weighing 10.6 pounds, it is still light enough to be easily manoeuvred and transported from job to job.
The whole thing is comfortable to use and with the cutting blade being located on the right hand side of the power tool, you can easily see it at all times when in use. The Makita has a spindle lock, which enables you to simply press a button in order to lock it into place.
To take off the cutting blade you must use a hex key. This is much more convenient than using a wrench, like on many other similar models. The 5007MGA has a dust chute attached to it that guides any debris or dust away from the cutting blade, ensuring visibility of it and the cutting line at all times.
A rip fence comes with this model that can be easily attached to the shoe of the Makita to help make more consistent and quick cuts. The circular saw comes with a handy carry case that has a hard shell. This not only makes it highly portable, but the robust outer helps to keep the power tool well protected.
It comes with a one year warranty, so providing the circular saw become defective within the first year, you will be able to return it to Makita to either be fixed or replaced free of charge.
- Up to 5,800 RPM of speed
- A 15 amp motor
- 120 volts
- An LED light
- A total weight of 10.6 pounds
- 1 year warranty
- Lots of power
- Well built
- Good dust collecting capabilities
- Lacks a laser guide
What others say about the Makita 5007MGA Circular Saw
Those who have purchased the power tool are on the whole pleased with it. Many state that it is great to work with and that the dust blowing feature is super convenient, and make seeing the cutting line so much easier. Professional tradesmen who use the circular saw every day love the LED light.
Not only does it illuminate the cutting line but it also lets you know that the circular saw is powered up. One less positive comment was that an improvement could be made to the carry case, as currently it is quite difficult to coil the power cord up enough to fit it in alongside the circular saw.
5007MGA Buyers Guide
The most common cutting blades available to purchase are of 7.25 inch in size so we recommend going for one that can accommodate this size cutting blade. This means you can easily find a replacement when needed. Additionally, this size cutting blade will provide you with greater cutting capacity than a smaller one.
A longer power cord is also preferable, as you do not want to be tethered to a power socket. Going for a circular saw with an adjustable base plate is also preferable as it helps you to make precise angled cuts. Some of the different features you may wish to look out for include an electric brake. Not all models will cone with this but it is very useful in keeping you safe.
It works by stopping toe motor almost immediately after the trigger is released by the user. Those circular saws without an electronic brake will take as long as 15 seconds to come to a stop. The longer the cutting blade spins, the more likely you are to do harm should you have an accident.
A shaft lock is also a useful feature to look out for. This can usually be found in the form of a button, which once pressed, holds the cutting blade in place. These are usually found on the more expensive top end models but can be missing from the cheaper ones.
This is a great circular saw and is one that we recommend to both experienced and inexperienced power tool users. This is thanks to a whole host of different functions and features that make it easy and convenient to use. With it being a Makita you can almost be guaranteed that this will be a quality product that will last a life time.
However, with any decision such as this, where you will be spending a lot of money it is best to consider your needs and wants from a circular saw rather than blindly following our recommendation. There may be some features that you need that this model is lacking, such as a laser cutting guide.